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“Opportunities for Savvy Investors”

If you’re an experienced investor, options can provide flexibility and leverage that may allow you to profit through the volatility of a stock price, lock in market gains, protect against losses and generate income on your stock holdings.

Benefits of Investing in Options With Us

Low Commissions

Pay only $6.95 or $9.95,1 depending on how often you trade, plus $1.25 per contract2

Practice Accounts

Trade options risk-free with a Practice Account before you invest real money.

How Options Work

Options, also known as derivatives, are contracts that generally give you the right to buy or sell an underlying asset at a certain price on or before a specified date. Like stocks, many options trade on an exchange and are subject to defined terms and properties.

“What Options Strategies Does RBC Direct Investing Allow?”

You can purchase call options or put options, write covered calls and, with special exception, write naked puts. Additional spread strategies are not allowed.

Read Related FAQs

“I want to practice trading options first.”

Use a Practice Account to buy and sell options, risk-free. You’ll have the same online experience as with a real account, without using actual money.

Practice Accounts

“I’m looking for options strategies.”

See how other investors within the Community are investing in options (without disclosing your real identity or theirs) to get ideas and inspiration.

The Community

I’m Ready to Get Started With RBC Direct Investing

Open an account online or try out our actual investing site — not a demo — with a practice account.