OptionsXpress Online Stock Broker Speed Review

OptionsXpress has been featured in numerous publications receiving awards from Barron's, Forbes, Kiplinger's, Smart Money, and more. As an online stock broker OptionsXpress thrives in offering simple and inexpensive ways to buy and sell stocks and trade options.

Some of the reasons for investors to choose stock broker OptionsXpress over competitors TradeKing, ZeccoScottrade, ShareBuilder, TD Ameritrade, Fidelity, and Etrade are:

1. Low commissions and more value with no hidden fees

2. Free access to 18 powerful trading tools

3. Numerous educational resources to learn more about trading

4. Easy to open accounts that take less than 5 minutes to setup

5. Financial reliability backed by $500,000 account protection

6. Trade Options, Futures, Stocks, ETFs, Mutual Funds, and Bonds

7. Security, protection and privacy through firewall protection and password authentication and communication encryptions

8. Live customer service through chat, email, or phone

9. Get a better price for each stock trade with the proprietary Smart Router

10. Buy partial shares of stock with their Automatic Investment Plan (No longer active as of 2010)

11. Free Streaming News

The quality OptionsXpress brings to the table for clients places this online broker in the top brokers without question. As this stock broker continues to add more clients, their core services remain intact and sheds light on a very bright future to come.

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  1. Posted by Brandon on July 16, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Sounds cool if you are heavy into the options market. What's the commission rate?

  2. Posted by Blain Reinkensmeyer on July 20, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I believe it varies depending on the number of the contracts you are trading.

  3. Posted by William on December 10, 2008 at 3:37 am

    I like to start trading options and know nothing about it so where should I start ?

  4. Posted by Blain Reinkensmeyer on December 10, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    If you have never traded options the best place to start is with some education and practice. I would suggest heading over to a site like investopedia.com and exploring their tutorials on options trading first before you open a broker account.

    Once you are ready for a broker account let me know and we will be happy to direct you. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Posted by Jon on May 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    You can no longer buy partial shares with automatic investment plan according to live chat support 'Gabbie' ... I can't find a way to do automatic investing, per se.

  6. Posted by Blain on May 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Thank you for pointing this out Jon. I have gone ahead and made this update.


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