Equity Options Commissions

Volume-based commissions

Trade volume: Contracts per Month

CURRENCY 0 - 1,000 1,001 - 5,000*
EUR 3.00 2.00
GBP 2.50 1.50
USD 3.00 2.00
CHF 4.00 3.00
HKD 30.00 20.00

* 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.

No Minimum Ticket Fees

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

Carrying Cost from 1 July 2017

From 1 July 2017, overnight positions in Stock Options will be 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 on the relevant Interbank-rate + markup (150 bps).

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

Holding Fee on long dated bought options from 1 July 2017

From 1 July 2017, a Holding Fee on bought long dated Stock Options will apply. 
The Holding Fee will only apply to bought Stock Options with maturity beyond 120 days and be calculated based the Nominal Value and charged end-of-month.

Bought Options daily holding fees per million (Nominal Value)
< 120 days maturity n.a.
>120 days maturity 1.10
 

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

Stock Options Risk Warning

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. 

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.

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