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Options Trading

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At Schwab, options traders get robust trading tools, extensive options education, plus expert insight and support.

Whether you're a beginning stock trader, or a seasoned veteran, our trading tools can help you navigate the options market with powerful analytics and reports to enable you to make the most informed decisions when trading options. At Schwab, options traders get robust trading tools, extensive options education, plus trading insight and support.

$0 online equity & base options commissions1 + $0.65 per options contract.2

Options tools and research. Get the tools you want to help you make smarter trading decisions, including options chains, hypothetical options calculators, an options strategy finder, and  more.

Options education. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned trader, take advantage of a wide range of educational opportunities—including in-branch and live online workshops, prerecorded seminars, and special events—to help sharpen your strategies.

Options support. From tool questions and strategy analysis to help with complex orders, our specialists can help you with your options trading needs.

Active traders: View the powerful options trading tools built in to Schwab’s StreetSmart Edge® trading platform, including options Greeks, options charting and more.

Take the next step.

Get started with options trading today.

Open an Account or call 800-435-4000.

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Apply for options approval.

Multiple-leg options strategies will involve multiple commissions. Spread trading must be done in a margin account. Covered calls provide downside protection only to the extent of the premium received and limit upside potential to the strike price plus premium received. Writing uncovered options involves potentially unlimited risk. Options carry a high level of risk and are not suitable for all investors. Certain requirements must be met to trade options through Schwab. Please read the options disclosure document titled Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before considering any option transaction.