OptionsHouse Online Discount Brokerage Review

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OptionsHouse is an online brokerage services that offers low cost options and stocks trades to its large client base of investors or traders. As one of the known discount broker, they also provide low cost stock trades and other financial services (checking & Debit card) for their customers.

To trade stock, it only cost $3.95 per trade. It also doesn't have any minimum account balance. Only need $1,000 to open cash account and $2,000 for margin.

The following is the standard pricing or commission fee of Optionshouse brokerage account:
  • Products: Stocks, Options, mutual funds, treasury & corporate bonds
  • Market Orders: 3.95 per trade
  • Limit Orders: 3.95 per trade
  • Broker-Assisted Orders: $3.95 per trade
  • Mutual Funds: $9.95 per trade for no load fund; additional fees for load funds
  • Options: $8.50 + $0.15/contract or $1.00 per contract
  • Minimum to Open: $1,000 (Cash) & $2,000 (Margin)
  • Account Maintenance Fee: $0.00
  • Account inactivity fee: $0.00
  • IRA Closing Fee: $15.00
  • Some Other Fees: Wire Fees: $15.00 per transfer.
  • Outgoing ACAT: $50.00.
  • Maximum Margin Rate: Based on proprietary base rate
  • Extras: Check writing available. Debit cards are available at a fee for certain accounts.
Advantages using OptionsHouse:

  • The commission is one of the lowest with $2.95/trade flat fee for stocks trading or ETF trading
  • Also offers two structure of flexible commission plans for options trading
  • There is variety of useful tools for options traders.
OptionsHouse used to have $2.95 per trade for trading stocks or ETFs.


More details on My Review of OptionsHouse Online Discount Brokerage Account

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