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Options trading conditions at Comdirect explained

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Can you trade options at Comdirect?

Options trading is increasingly popular, but it's still something of a niche product aimed at more experienced traders, so not all brokers offer it and trading conditions can differ widely.

Comdirect offers options trading, but there are better alternatives when it comes to trading fees, market access or platform quality. See the best choices or read on for detailed comparisons.

Comdirect offers options but conditions are so-so
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Tamás Gyuriczki
CFD • Options Trading • Market Analysis

I've tested dozens of brokers in recent years, including their options trading features. Comdirect left me with mixed feelings; here's why:

  • It has a below-average options trading score based on fees, products and UX.
  • Comdirect offers access to 5 options markets.
  • Options trading fees at Comdirect are high.
  • Trading platform and research quality make a difference.
  • Consider the best options brokers as an alternative to Comdirect.

Before we begin, let's see if Comdirect is available in your country

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Comdirect has a below-average options trading score

To assess whether Comdirect is a great place to trade options, we calculated a comprehensive options score that takes into account options trading fees, the potential number of options products available, and the quality of the broker's trading platform (including charting and other research tools).

Comdirect's overall options score of 2.6 stars is considered below average among the brokers we cover that offer options trading. Here's how Comdirect scored against some close rivals:

Broker
Options score
Comdirect
2.6
/5
flatex
0.0
/5
DEGIRO
3.2
/5
Comdirect options score vs selected competitors
Need a refresher course on options trading? Here's a high-level overview of all you need to know about trading options. If you're already familiar with the basics, you can dive right into options trading strategies or the niceties of options pricing.
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Comdirect has access to 5 options markets

Comdirect gives access to few options exchanges.

Broker
Options markets (#)
Comdirect
5
flatex
-
DEGIRO
11
Number of options markets available at Comdirect vs selected competitors

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Options fees at Comdirect are high

Each index option contract costs €4.5, with a minimum charge of €19 per trade.

In the table below, we listed options trading fees (calculated in USD terms) at Comdirect and some of its competitors for trading 10 options contracts.

Broker
US stock options
US stock index options
Comdirect
-
-
flatex
-
-
DEGIRO
-
$7.5
Options trading fees and scores at Comdirect vs selected competitors. Data updated on June 17, 2024.

Please note that some brokers don't charge a separate fee for closing an options trade. In these cases, in order to represent this discount properly, we calculated with just half of the opening fee, because most other brokers charge for both the opening and closing transactions.

So what's all the fuss about fees? Aren't they just a tiny fraction of the value of a typical trade? Well, they may be, but differences in fees among brokers can still be substantial. Of the 100+ brokers we cover, the cheapest one charges $5 for trading 10 US stock index options contracts, while the most expensive one charges $35. Even if you're just a casual trader who does one or two options deals a month, the difference in trading fees can add up to hundreds of dollars a year. Just think of all the goodies you can buy with that money!

Trading platform and research quality make a difference

Trading fees and product selection are only part of the story when it comes to options trading.

  • A great trading interface (especially on desktop) with user-friendly search and order functions, good charting capabilities and quality research material is an option trader's best friend.
  • Costs don't stop at trading fees; if you trade often and want access to your trading profits, withdrawal fees can sting.

In the table below, you can check how Comdirect compares to some close competitors in trading platform quality and other features.

Broker
Research score
Comdirect
4.0
/5
flatex
2.8
/5
DEGIRO
2.5
/5
Trading platform quality and other conditions at Comdirect vs selected competitors
BrokerChooser score
3.9 3.9 /5
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See some great alternatives to Comdirect

As we have seen, Comdirect is not ideal for options trading; to find a better alternative, we suggest you check out our top ten list of the best options brokers in your country.

Alternatively, if you want a broader comparison or have some specific other brokers in mind, you can use our broker comparison tool to size up options brokers along many different criteria.

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Tamás Gyuriczki
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As a financial expert with BrokerChooser, I play an integral role in the analyst team by actively reviewing many of the 100+ brokers that are listed on our site. I personally open accounts with real money, execute trades, test customer services. My hope is that my first-hand experience with these brokers, incorporated in our reviews, helps users find the most suitable broker for their needs.
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