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Owned by one of the largest online discount brokerages in the world, Charles Schwab, OptionsXpress offers a unique blend of options trading capabilities for the DIY trader. OptionsXpress is currently in the process of fully migrating to Charles Schwab, where the options and futures trading platform where eventually be fully integrated with Schwab’s systems on October 6, 2017.
Schwab purchased OptionsXpress for $1 billion in stock back in 2011 because of the growing popularity of options trading. With thousands of active daily traders, the acquisition proved to be a smart move.
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OptionsXpress Review for Options Trading
At the most basic level, OptionsXpress offers a high level of service, but they do it for a hefty price.
Standard options trades cost $4.95 + $0.65 per contract.
Futures and futures options cost $3.50 per contract.
Although these are certainly not the lowest rates in the industry, the ability to trade international futures options slightly makes up for the high cost of trading.
Xtend is the main options trading platform offered by OptionsXpress. It is downloadable for both Windows and MAC, and it fully customizable in terms of watchlists, themes, price ladders, etc. In addition to this platform, OptionsXpress also offers a web-based trading solution.