Trading Overview

Trading Options

Milliseconds matter to options traders, especially during times of high volatility. That’s why we provide technology built for high-volume, low-latency options trading, and our team of experts is eager to help you every step of the way.


Featured trading platform

Lightspeed Trader

Our most advanced trading platform for stock and options traders that demand highly accurate market data

Options standard pricing

Competitive commission rates

Take advantage of some of the industry's lowest and most competitive trading rates.


Active traders who meet monthly trading volume thresholds can qualify for deeply discounted commissions.

Active Trader Commissions

Maximize your profits with discounted commissions

Active traders who meet monthly trading volume thresholds can qualify for deeply discounted commissions.

Per Contract Rate

Monthly volume

  • $0.20

    Over 100K contracts

  • $0.25

    Over 50K contracts

  • $0.35

    Over 10K contracts

  • $0.45

    Over 2,000 contracts

  • $0.50

    Over 500 contracts

  • $0.60

    Under 500 contracts

*$1 minimum


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Free trading guide: Options 101

We strive to enhance your trading knowledge by providing you with the education, insight, support, and resources to help you make intelligent market decisions.


  • Understanding Option Pricing
  • Basic Option Strategies
  • Calculating Intrinsic Value of Call Options
  • Calculating Intrinsic Value of Put Options

Commissions: Accounts under $15,000 will be subject to a $25 monthly minimum commission fee, minus any actual commissions charged in the prior month. Lightspeed Trader and Sterling Trader Pro - a minimum commission charge will be applied to any order of less than 100 shares. The charge is equal to the per-share rate * 100. Eze EMS (formerly RealTick) - minimum commission of $3.00 will be applied to any order. Lightspeed Web & Mobile - minimum commission of $4.50 will be applied to any options order. Per-share equities pricing is not available on Lightspeed Web & Mobile. All routing fees/rebates and regulatory fees are charged separately.


Active Trader Commissions: Active Trader rates are not automatically applied to any account and do not automatically adjust based on monthly volume. You must contact us to request any rate changes. Rebates will not be issued for past activity. All rates are subject to ongoing review and may be increased if the client fails to meet the trade/share thresholds listed above. All stock/ETF pricing listed on this page applies to listed equities only. Option pricing assumes customer priority status.


Commission structure does not apply to Sterling Vol Trader customers, click here for Sterling Vol Trader pricing.

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