Commodity option commissions?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by tango29, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Anyone care to share what they are paying for options on futures? Looking to get back to the option side of futures, and am wondering where commissions are at these days. Back 10 years ago I paid anywhere from $15 to $25. I am calling my broker today, but would like to know what others have to compare.
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  2. TraDaToR


    Same as underlying futures.
  3. Ok, guess not too many trading futures options. IB looks like they have a different schedule for options, but maybe I'm reading it wrong. I'm going to give my broker a call in a bit. Hopefully they are the same as my index commissions.
  4. The CME charges lower fees on options than on futures, so any honest futures brokers charge lower total commissions on CME futures options than futures.

    I pay IB lower total commissions on ES options than I pay on ES futures. IB's own unbundled commissions, ex CME fees, are the same for futures and futures options.