You now have access to a
full suite of investment choices
What are equities?
Equities are just another way to describe shares of stocks. When you own a stock, you have equity and an ownership interest in that company.
Why trade equities?
Equities are very accessible, convenient to trade online, give you both short- and long-term profit potential, and make it easy to diversify with a lot of choices.
Why equities at OptionsHouse?
Two big reasons – award winning technology and low commissions. You’ll reap the benefits of a top-rated trading platform and a low $4.95 commission per stock trade.
What are options?
Options are contracts that gives the buyer the right to buy or sell the underlying asset (most often a stock) on or before a certain date.
Why trade options?
Options can give you opportunities to profit from market moves, volatility, and many other factors. They can also be used to limit stock portfolio risks.
Why options at OptionsHouse?
It’s our sweet spot. We’re an award-winning industry leader, providing top-rated options technology and tools, with very low commissions and fees.
OptionsHouse is a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM)
Adding futures trading to your margin account is now streamlined, plus you’ll gain access to useful cash management features, and a whole lot more. Explore the opportunities that futures trading can bring to your portfolio.
Why trade futures at OptionsHouse?
Trade on major exchanges, like CME Group and ICE U.S., and trade CFE listed products. Plus, get fast account activation– you can add futures trading quickly and easily to your current margin account.
Why trade futures?
Diversification! Trade in energies, metals, currencies, interest rates, equities, and more. Plus the ease of going short – no short sale restrictions or hard to borrow availability concerns.
Why Mutual Funds?
Mutual funds offer diversification for the long-term investor.
Mutual funds have been around for nearly 100 years, and many long-term investors are familiar with the advantages of diversification.
Why Mutual Funds at OptionsHouse?
Mutual funds have been instrumental in attracting the general public to stock market investing due to their simple, “hands-off” appeal. Many investors take on a buy-and-hold strategy when they invest in mutual fund shares, making them the foundation of many long-term oriented portfolios. Many mutual funds are readily available to purchase through your OptionsHouse account.
What are the benefits?
Diversification is the hallmark of the mutual fund structure, allowing investors to partake in a basket of securities with a single order. They are available in a myriad of markets, sectors, and asset classes, giving the individual investor a very wide variety of choices. Most mutual funds are actively managed, allowing you to choose from a broad spectrum of investment strategies and objectives.
Exchange-traded fund (ETFs) provide diversification with nimble flexibility. Like mutual funds, ETFs are comprised of a basket of equity stocks or other securities, depending on the fund’s primary focus. For example, an index ETF will mirror the performance of a particular index, such as the S&P 500 or the NASDAQ 100. Most ETFs, such as index products, are passively managed, meaning they don’t rely on fund managers to research, forecast, and make trading decisions (often resulting in a lower expense ratio).
Why ETFs at OptionsHouse?
What is most distinctive about ETFs is that they can be traded intraday on market exchanges, much like an individual stock. ETFs can be purchased with any OptionsHouse brokerage account.
What are the benefits?
ETFs can be purchased on margin and even sold short. Sophisticated traders can use ETFs as part of an options trade, a hedge, or any strategy that relies on short positions. Day traders can take advantage of intraday price movements and high liquidity, like they would for many stocks. You can place limit and stop limit orders with an ETF.
What is a cash account?
Cash accounts let you buy equities or other investments using only your deposited funds.
Cash Account Types
Most accounts let you trade stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, bonds, and, if approved, options. Some accounts, such as 529s, trusts, and pension plans, may limit investment choices.
What is a margin account?
With a margin account, cash and securities act as collateral for a line of credit, which increases your buying power. You may only have one margin account per account type.
Margin Account Types
Individual: A standard brokerage account with only one owner.
Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship (JTWROS): A joint account owned by two or more people who have equal rights to assets, and retain rights in the event of the death of an account owner.
Joint Tenants in Common: A joint account owned by two or more people who stipulate in a written will how assets will be distributed upon death of one or the other.
Joint Tenants by the Entirety: A joint account reserved for married couples, and only allowed in certain states. This type of account requires the consent of both parties to modify survivorship rights to assets.
What is an IRA?
IRA stands for individual retirement account. IRAs allow you to save money for retirement with many significant tax advantages that can add up over time.
Why have an IRA?
There are very few vehicles that give you the tax advantages of an IRA. Contributing every year can mean many more choices and freedom in retirement.
Why open an OptionsHouse IRA?
Not every IRA allows you to utilize options trading. OptionsHouse IRAs give you these added opportunities, along with low commissions and fees.
Keep more of your gains using a proven, disciplined process.
It’s not how much you gain from trading, but how much you keep over time. Explore a disciplined process that takes the emotion out of trading.