Contract Options Commissions, Fees & Subscriptions

Online Contract Options are traded on these monthly volume-based commissions;

When trading Contract Options at Saxo Capital Markets, there are no minimum ticket fees. Each trade is subject to a flat-rate fee based on the applicable volume bracket.

Overnight positions in short Contract Options are subject to a carrying cost.
The carrying cost will be calculated on the basis of the daily margin requirement and applied when a position is held overnight.
The funding rate used for calculating the carrying cost is based in the relevant Interbank-rate + markup (150 bps).

Carrying Cost = Margin requirement * Holding time * (Relevant Interbank rate + Markup) / (365 or 360 days)

Holding fees on long option positions (all maturities) will not be applied for the first 30 days – holding fees will only apply after 30 days of holding a position. The fee will be calculated daily based on the below schedule and charged end-of-month.

Bought Options daily holding fees per million (Nominal Value)
CategoryInterest ratesForeign-exchange rates and GoldEquitiesPrecious metals, except goldCommodities, except precious metals
<30 Days Holding the Positionn.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
>30 Days Holding the Position0.100.701.101.001.60


Holding Fee per day = Nominal Value / 1,000,000 * Underlying Category Fee

When trading Contract Options at Saxo Capital Markets, there are no custody fees involved.

Saxo Capital Markets does not pass any costs for using Saxo Capital Markets trading software to clients. Trading on SaxoTrader, SaxoWebTrader and SaxoMobileTrader is free of charge.

Complimentary to existing live data subscriptions on Futures Exchanges, Saxo Capital Markets offers streaming Contract Options prices on the same exchanges free of charge.

This also means that you are provided with direct market access to trade Options on various underlying assets on live streaming prices without dealer intervention.