Options are a flexible investment tool that can help you take advantage of any market condition. With the ability to generate income, help limit risk or take advantage of your bullish or bearish forecast, options can help you achieve your investment goals.
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Why trade options at Fidelity
Best-in-class strategy and support
Whether you are new to options or an experienced trader, Fidelity has the tools, expertise, and educational support to help improve your options trading. And with powerful research and idea generation at your fingertips, we can help you trade in the know.
Low, transparent costs
Visit our Learning Center for helpful videos and webinars, whether you are new to options trading, or have decades of experience. You can also contact our Strategy Desk specialists anytime with questions.
Our independent research and insights help you scan the markets for opportunities. Help improve your trades, from idea to execution.
No matter where you trade or how you trade, we offer sophisticated options trading platforms to suit your needs at home, or on the go.
Rated #1 in 2016 by Kiplinger's2, Barron's3, Investor's Business Daily4, and StockBrokers.com5 for our industry-leading trading capabilities, we can help you trade with confidence. To get started, first you'll need to complete an options application and get approval on your eligible accounts.
Fund a new or existing account with $50,000 and receive 300 commission-free trades* on U.S. equities, ETFs, and options (plus $.75 per options contract), and get access to Active Trader Pro.®
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Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.
There are additional costs associated with option strategies that call for multiple purchases and sales of options, such as spreads, straddles, and collars, as compared with a single option trade.
There is an Options Regulatory Fee from $0.04 to $0.06 per contract, which applies to both option buy and sell transactions. The fee is subject to change.
$7.95 commission applies to online U.S. equity trades in a Fidelity account with a minimum opening balance of $2,500 for Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC retail clients. Sell orders are subject to an activity assessment fee (from $0.01 to $0.03 per $1,000 of principal). Other conditions may apply. See Fidelity.com/commissions for details.
Barron’s, March 19, 2016, Online Broker Survey. Fidelity was evaluated against 15 others and earned the top overall score of 34.9 out of a possible 40.0. Fidelity was also named Best Online Broker for Long-Term Investing (shared with one other), Best for Novices (shared with one other), and Best for In-Person Service (shared with four others), and was ranked first in the following categories: trading technology; range of offerings (tied with one other firm); and customer service, education, and security. Overall ranking based on unweighted ratings in the following categories: trading technology; usability; mobile; range of offerings; research amenities; portfolio analysis and reports; customer service, education, and security; and costs.
Investor’s Business Daily (IBD), January 2015 and 2016 Best Online Brokers Special Reports. January 2015: Fidelity ranked in the top five in 9 out of 11 categories—more than any other competitor. Fidelity was named first in Research Tools, Investment Research, Portfolio Analysis and Reports, and Educational Resources. January 2016: Fidelity ranked in the top five in 10 out of 12 categories. Fidelity was named first in Trade Reliability, Research Tools, Investment Research, Portfolio Analysis and Reports, and Educational Resources. Results for both reports were based on having the highest Customer Experience Index within the categories composing the surveys, as scored by more than 9,000 visitors to the IBD website.
February 16, 2016: Fidelity was ranked No. 1 overall out of 13 online brokers evaluated in the StockBrokers.com 2016 Online Broker Review. Fidelity was also rated No. 1 in several categories, including Order Execution, International Trading, and Email Support, and named Best in Class for Offering of Investments, Research, Customer Service, Investor Education, Mobile Trading, Banking, Order Execution, Active Trading, Options Trading, and New Investors. Read the full article.
System availability and response times may be subject to market conditions.
Active Trader Pro PlatformsSM is available to customers trading 36 times or more in a rolling 12-month period.