Investments and Tradings

Trading at Harvard Options

With low rates, exceptional service, and powerful tools and research, there’s a reason why serious investors choose to trade at Harvard Options.

Great value, broad choice, advanced online trading and cryptocurrency.

Low commissions and margin rates

Pay just $7.95 for online U.S. equity trades.

Range of Investments

Buy and sell stocks, binary & forex options, ETFs, mutual funds, bonds and CDs, IPOs, and precious metals.

For Active Traders

Get dedicated support and advanced tools to meet your sophisticated trading needs.


Our trading account

Explore the details of this comprehensive brokerage account from Harvard Options, consistently recognized among the best online brokers.*,2
Trade wherever you are: Online trading | Mobile trading

Award Winning Capabilities

Investor’s Business Daily3 and stockbrokers.com4 rated us #4 Overall Broker and Best in Class for Trading Execution, Research Tools, and more.

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60 Days
60% Profit



60 Days
75% Profit



60 Days
80% Profit



60 Days
80% Profit


Compact Plus

60 Days
90% Profit



60 Days
95% Profit


Free commission offer applies to online purchases of Harvard Options ETFs and select iShares ETFs in a Harvard Options brokerage account. Harvard Options accounts may require minimum balances. The sale of ETFs is subject to an activity assessment fee (from $0.01 to $0.03 per $1,000 of principal). iShares ETFs and Harvard ETFs are subject to a short-term trading fee by Harvard Options if held for less than 30 days.

ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses. Unlike mutual funds, ETF shares are bought and sold at market price, which may be higher or lower than their NAV, and are not individually redeemed from the fund.

* Results based on ratings in the following categories: total commissions, investment choices, tools, research, website, mobile, and advisory services. Criteria not equally weighted. In 2014, Harvard Options tied for #1 with Charles Schwab which ranked 10 leading discount brokers. In 2011, Harvard Options tied with TD Ameritrade which ranked 14 discount brokers, was #1 in November 2008 which ranked 12 discount brokers, and tied for #1 with Muriel Siebert in 2007 which ranked 10 discount brokers.
1. $7.95 trading commission applies to online purchases of U.S. equities in a Harvard Options brokerage account with a minimum opening balance of $2,500 for Harvard Brokerage Services LLC retail clients. Sell orders are subject to an activity assessment fee (of between $0.01 to $0.03 per $1000 of principal) by Harvard Options. Other conditions may apply. Kindly email for more details.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please call (505) 595-1207 to be approved for options trading. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.

2. Barron’s, March 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Industry review of leading online brokers: 25 in 2009; 22 from 2009-2011; 27 in 2012; and 24 in 2013. Harvard Options was ranked best online broker for long-term investing and fifth overall in 2009, sixth overall in 2010 and 2011, eleventh overall in 2012, and ninth overall in 2013. Overall ranking based on unweighted ratings in the following categories: trading experience and technology, usability, mobile, range of offerings, research amenities, portfolio analysis and reports, customer services and education, and cost.
3. Investor’s Business Daily (IBD), January 2015 and 2016 Best Online Brokers Special Reports. January 2015: Fidelity ranked in the top five in 9 out of 11 categories—-more than any other competitor. Harvard Options was named first in Research Tools, Investment Research, Portfolio Analysis and Reports, and Educational Resources. January 2016: Harvard Options ranked in the top five in 10 out of 12 categories. Harvard Options was named first in Trade Reliability, Research Tools, Investment Research, Portfolio Analysis and Reports, and Educational Resources. Results for both reports were based on having the highest Customer Experience Index within the categories composing the surveys, as scored by more than 9,000 visitors to the IBD website.
4. February 16, 2016: Harvard Options was ranked #1 overall out of 13 online brokers evaluated in the Online Broker Review 2016. Harvard was rated #1 overall and was also rated #1 in several categories, including “Order Execution,” “International Trading,” and “Email Support.” Harvard Options was also named Best in Class for “Offering of Investments,” “Research,” “Customer Service,” “Education,” ” Mobile Trading,” “Banking,” “Order Execution,” “Active Trading,” “Options Trading,” and “New Investors.”
5. Commission comparison based upon published website commission schedules, as of 1/10/2013, for E*Trade, Schwab, and TD Ameritrade for online U.S. equity trades and less than 1500 trades per quarter. For E*Trade: $9.99 per trade for 0-149, $7.99 per trade for 150 to 1,499 and special pricing for 1,500 or more trades per quarter. For Schwab: $8.95 for up to 999,999 shares per trade, though orders of 10,000 or more shares or greater than $500,000 may be eligible for special pricing. For TD Ameritrade: $9.99 per market or limit order trade for an unlimited amount of shares.

For iShares ETFs, Harvard Options receives compensation from the ETF sponsor and/or its affiliates in connection with an exclusive long-term marketing program that includes promotion of iShares ETFs and inclusion of iShares funds in certain FBS platforms and investment programs. Additional information about the sources, amounts, and terms of compensation can be found in the ETF’s prospectus and related documents. Harvard Options may add or waive commissions on ETFs without prior notice. BlackRock and iShares are registered trademarks of BlackRock Inc., and its affiliates.

System availability and response times may be subject to market conditions.

Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.

Before investing, consider the funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact us via for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information.  Read it carefully, please.