Contract Options Commissions, Fees & Subscriptions


All trading carries risk. Products traded on margin carry a high risk of rapid loss and losses can exceed deposits on some products. Ensure you understand the risks.



Monthly volume-based commissions

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

CONTRACT CURRENCY Commission Classic Commission Platinum Commission VIP
AUD
10.00 5.00 2.00
EUR
6.00 3.00 1.00
GBP
5.00 2.50 1.00
SGD
15.00 7.50 3.00
USD (Cash Index Options)
6.00 3.00 1.50
USD (Future Options)
6.00 3.00 0.85
CHF
8.00 4.00 1.50
JPY
1000.00 800.00 700.00
NOK
65.00 35.00 20.00
SEK
75.00 40.00 15.00
CAD (Full-sized contracts)
6.00 3.00 1.00
HKD (Mini contracts)
45.00 30.00 20.00

If you trade more than 5,000 contracts per month please contact us for pricing.

If no agreement exists to the contrary, you will be charged the highest price category in the table. Contact Saxo Capital Markets to apply for another price category if applicable based on previous trading volumes.

Moves to different price categories take place at the discretion of Saxo Capital Markets and always take effect from the beginning of the following month without any adjustment in commissions already paid.

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

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

Saxo do not pass any costs for using our trading software to clients. Trading on SaxoTrader and SaxoTraderGO is free of charge.

Complimentary to existing live data subscriptions on Futures Exchanges, Saxo 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.

Positions held overnight in short Contract Options will be subject to a carrying cost.

The carrying cost is calculated on the basis of the daily margin requirement and applied when a position is held overnight. It is charged at the end of each month.
The funding rate used for calculating the carrying cost is based on the relevant Interbank-rate + markup (150 bps).

Carrying Cost = Margin requirement * Days held * (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)
Category Interest rates Foreign-exchange rates and Gold Equities Precious metals, except gold Commodities, except precious metals
<30 Days Holding the Position n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
>30 Days Holding the Position 0.10 0.70 1.10 1.00 1.60


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