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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‡TradeKing will credit your account transfer fees up to $150 charged by another brokerage firm when completing an account transfer for $2,500 or more. Credit will be deposited to your account within 30 days of receipt of evidence of charge. TradeKing reserves the right at our sole discretion to modify or terminate this offer without prior notice. Pulling off the switch is easy. Here's how: Open a New Account or if you already have an account, log in. Complete and print an Account Transfer Form. Mail or fax the signed Account Transfer Form to TradeKing along with a copy of your most recent statement from your previous broker. Request your account transfer reimbursement by faxing your transfer reimbursement form, along with proof of transfer charge, to 866.699.0563. This offer cannot be combined with any other reimbursement offers including our offer to credit fees for initial funding by wire or overnight mail. This offer does not apply to Termination Fees or Maintenance Fees. Customers should consider the differences in services and transfer fees before switching their brokerage accounts.