Equity Options Commissions
Trade volume: Contracts per Month
|CURRENCY||0 - 1,000||1,001 - 5,000*|
* Above 5,000 lots per month clients are encouraged to speak with their Account Manager to negotiate commission levels based on the volume they offer.
When trading Stock options at Saxo Bank, there are no minimum ticket fees. Each trade is subject to a flat-rate fee based on the applicable volume bracket.
Updated 06 Jan 2017
Overnight positions in short Stock Options are 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.
The funding rate used for calculating the carrying cost is based on 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)|
|<30 Days Holding the Position||n.a.|
|>30 Days Holding the Position||1.10|
Holding Fee per day = Nominal Value / 1,000,000 * Holding Fee
An option is categorised as a red product as it is considered an investment product with a high complexity and a high risk.
Danish banks are required to categorise investment products offered to retail clients depending on the product’s complexity and risk as: green, yellow or red. For further information click here
Options involve risks and are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Options trading privileges are subject to Saxo Bank A/S review and approval. Prior to buying or selling an option, investors must read a copy of the Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD). It explains the characteristics and risks of exchange- traded options.
Other Risks: Spreads, Straddles, and other multiple-leg option strategies can entail substantial transaction costs, including multiple commissions, which may impact any potential return. These are advanced option strategies and often involve greater risk, and more complex risk, than basic options trades.
Exercise and assignment of options, particularly American-style, may lead to substantial losses especially if a writer of the option is "uncovered." Options that expire in-the- money are subject to automatic exercise, while options that are out-of-the-money are expired. In some cases, holders of long OTM options may decide to exercise if very close to the daily settlement underlying price, e.g. "Pin Risk."