Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Click here to review the Characteristics and Risks of Standard Options brochure before you begin trading options. Options investors may lose the entire amount of their investment in a relatively short period of time.
Online trading has inherent risks due to system response and access times that vary due to market conditions, system performance and other factors. An investor should understand these and additional risks before trading.
†$4.95 for online equity and option trades, add 65 cents per option contract. TradeKing charges an additional $0.35 per contract on certain index products where the exchange charges fees. See our FAQ for details. TradeKing adds $0.01 per share on the entire order for stocks priced less than $2.00. See our Commissions and Fees page for commissions on broker-assisted trades, low-priced stocks, option spreads, and other securities.
* TradeKing received 4 out of 5 stars in Barron's 12th (March 2007), 13th (March 2008), 14th (March 2009), 15th (March 2010), 16th (March 2011), 17th (March 2012), 18th (March 2013), 19th (March 2014), 20th (March 2015), and 21st (March 2016) annual rankings of the Best Online Brokers. Barron's also ranked TradeKing as one of the industry's "Best for Options Traders" in their 2016 survey. The surveys are based on Trade Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service & Education, and Costs. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company © 2016. According to both StockBrokers.com 2015 and 2016 Online Broker Reviews, TradeKing received an overall 4 out of 5 star review and therefore is referred herewith as “a top brokerage" in both surveys. TradeKing was rated Best in Class for Commission & Fees by StockBrokers.com in their 2015 and 2016 Broker Reviews. Four-stars were awarded for Commissions & Fees, Research, Customer Service, and Education in 2015 and 2016. The TradeKing LIVE platform received the #1 Broker Innovation in 2015 and the Trader Network was rated the #1 Community in 2014. Each StockBrokers.com annual review takes several hundred hours of research to complete and includes broker ratings for nine different areas across 272 different variables: Commissions & Fees, Ease-of-Use, Platforms & Tools, Research, Customer Service, Offering of Investments, Education, Mobile Trading, and Banking. NerdWallet claimed TradeKing among the IRA providers and low-cost brokers in their 2016 review. TradeKing was also named one of the "Best Online Brokers for Stock Trading" by NerdWallet in 2015. The broker was rated four out of five stars by NerdWallet's review team due to its low commissions, top-tier research, free data analysis software, user-friendly tools and $0 account minimum. NerdWallet looks at over 20 criteria before assigning a broker a rating or making a recommendation, including commissions, fees, account minimums, trading platform, customer support and investment and account selection. Each criteria has a weighted value, which NerdWallet uses to calculate a star rating. Documentation supporting TradeKing's service and tools awards and claims are also available upon request by calling 877-495-5464 or via email at [email protected].
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All investments involve risk, losses may exceed the principal invested, and the past performance of a security, industry, sector, market, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. TradeKing provides self-directed investors with discount brokerage services, and does not make recommendations or offer investment, financial, legal or tax advice. You alone are responsible for evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of TradeKing's systems, services or products.
Content, research, tools, and stock or option symbols are for educational and illustrative purposes only and do not imply a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell a particular security or to engage in any particular investment strategy. The projections or other information regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, are not guaranteed for accuracy or completeness, do not reflect actual investment results, do not take in consideration commissions, margin interest and other costs, and are not guarantees of future results.
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of a mutual fund or ETF carefully before investing. A mutual fund/ETF's prospectus contains this and other information and can be obtained by emailing [email protected].
Multiple-leg options strategies involve additional risks, and may result in complex tax treatments. Please consult a tax professional prior to implementing these strategies. Implied volatility represents the consensus of the marketplace as to the future level of stock price volatility or the probability of reaching a specific price point. The Greeks represent the consensus of the marketplace as to how the option will react to changes in certain variables associated with the pricing of an option contract. There is no guarantee that the forecasts of implied volatility or the Greeks will be correct.
Futures trading is offered to self-directed investors through MB Trading Futures. MB Trading, IB member FINRA, SIPC; MB Trading Futures, Inc., IB member NFA
Trading in futures is speculative in nature and not appropriate for all investors. Investors should only use risk capital when trading futures and options because there is always the risk of substantial loss.
Foreign exchange trading (Forex) is offered to self-directed investors through TradeKing Forex. TradeKing Forex, Inc and TradeKing Securities, LLC are separate, but affiliated companies. Forex accounts are not protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corp. (SIPC).
Forex trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk. Before deciding to trade forex, you should carefully consider your financial objectives, level of investing experience, and ability to take financial risk. Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices or other information contained does not constitute investment advice. Read the full disclosure. Please note that spot gold and silver contracts are not subject to regulation under the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act.
TradeKing Forex, Inc acts as an introducing broker to GAIN Capital Group, LLC ("GAIN Capital"). Your forex account is held and maintained at GAIN Capital who serves as the clearing agent and counterparty to your trades. GAIN Capital is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA) (ID # 0339826). TradeKing Forex, Inc. is a member of the National Futures Association (ID # 0408077).