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 research and idea generation tools, expertise, and educational support to help improve your options trading. See how to build an options trade in 3 steps with Option Trade Builder
Low, transparent costs
Trade for just $4.95 per online trade, plus $0.65 per contract. See how our pricing compares. Plus, get potential additional savings with Fidelity's price improvement.1 While the average industry savings per 1000 share equity order is $2.98, our average savings with the same amount of shares is $18.00.
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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.
With the ability to leverage and hedge, options can help limit risk, while offering unlimited profit potential. Learn how to start trading options today.
Earn up to 500 commission free trades, good for 2 years, and access to Active Trader Pro? when you fund a new or existing eligible account.*
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$4.95 commission applies to online U.S. equity trades in a Fidelity retail account only 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. Employee equity compensation transactions and accounts managed by advisors or intermediaries through Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions? are subject to different commission schedules.
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 $0.03 to $0.05 per contract, which applies to both option buy and sell transactions. The fee is subject to change.
Based on data from IHS Markit for SEC Rule 605 eligible orders executed at Fidelity between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 20198. The comparison is based on an analysis of price statistics that include all SEC Rule 605 eligible market and marketable limit orders of 100-499 shares for the 100 share figure and 100–1,999 shares for the 1,000 share figure. For both the Fidelity and Industry savings per order figures used in the example, the figures are calculated by taking the average savings per share for the eligible trades within the respective order size range and multiplying each by either 100 or 1000, for consistency purposes. Fidelity's average retail order size for SEC Rule 605 eligible orders (100 -1,999 shares) and (100–9,999 shares) during this time period was 430 and 842 shares, respectively. The average retail order size for the Industry for the same shares ranges and time period was 228 and 333 shares, respectively. Price improvement examples are based on averages and any price improvement amounts related to your trades will depend on the particulars of your specific trade.
System availability and response times may be subject to market conditions.
Active Trader Pro? is automatically made available to customers trading 36 times or more in a rolling 12-month period. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, please contact Active Trader Services at 800-564-0211 to request access.