Options Trading API for Developers


Self-Directed Options Trading

Individual and Joint Accounts
Entity Accounts - Corporate, LLC, Trusts
Retirement Accounts

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Apex Clearing Corporation

Clearing services are provided by Apex Clearing Corporation. Apex is a leading provider of clearing and execution solutions to the financial services industry. Customers are some of the largest and most sophisticated institutional and retail brokers in the financial world. In addition to clearing and execution solutions, APEX provides  sophisticated margin and option capabilities, cash management services, retirement plans, mutual funds, margin lending, and other key back office services to its clients. Apex Clearing is a member of FINRA, NYSE, and SIPC.
 

SIPC

As a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), funds are available to meet customer claims up to a ceiling of $500,000, including a maximum of $250,000 for cash claims. For additional information regarding SIPC coverage, including a brochure,please contact SIPC at (202) 371-8300 or visit www.sipc.org.


SIPC protection does not safeguard against a decline or loss in market value of the securities in your account.
 

LLOYDS
 

APEX Clearing has purchased an additional insurance policy through a group of London Underwriters (with Lloyd's of London Syndicates as the Lead Underwriter) to supplement SIPC protection.

This additional insurance policy becomes available to customers in the event that SIPC limits are exhausted and provides protection for securities and cash. This is provided to pay amounts in addition to those returned in a SIPC liquidation.

This additional insurance policy is limited to a combined return to any customer from a Trustee, SIPC and London Underwriters. Similar to SIPC protection, this additional insurance does not protect against a loss in the market value of securities.


Options involve a high degree of risk and are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially significant losses. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before deciding to invest in options.
* Customary Exchange Fees and Regulatory Fees including TAF, SEC, OCC and ORF, are passed through and debited to customer accounts. Please refer to our fee schedule for a complete listing of pricing.
CBOE Proprietary exchange fees for trades in indexes including SPX, VIX, RUT, NDX, DJX, NDX, OEX, and XEO are debited per each options transaction in CBOE proprietary indexes or products executed in your account.
* We reserve the right to debit your account for any venue, routing, or exchange fees without prior notice.
* Promotion is available for New Accounts and Incoming New Account Transfers.
* Individual, Entity (Corporate, LLC), and IRA Accounts are Eligible.

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OptionsRoute® is a Division of ViewTrade Securities, Members FINRA and SIPCFINRA Brokercheck for Viewtrade Securities. As a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), funds are available to meet customer claims up to a ceiling of $500,000, including a maximum of $250,000 for cash claims. For additional information regarding SIPC coverage, including a brochure, please contact SIPC at (202) 371-8300 or visit www.sipc.org. Our Clearing firm has purchased an additional insurance policy through a group of London Underwriters (with Lloyd's of London Syndicates as the Lead Underwriter) to supplement SIPC protection. This additional insurance policy becomes available to customers in the event that SIPC limits are exhausted and provides protection for securities and cash. This is provided to pay amounts in addition to those returned in a SIPC liquidation. This additional insurance policy is limited to a combined return to any customer from a Trustee, SIPC and London Underwriters. Similar to SIPC protection, this additional insurance does not protect against a loss in the market value of securities.

System response, trade executions and account access may be affected by market conditions, system performance, quote delays and other factors. The risk of loss in electronic trading can be substantial. You should therefore consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial resources and circumstances.