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4.6
Best broker for options

tastyworks review summary

Recommended for options and futures traders focusing on US markets

tastyworks is a young, up-and-coming US broker focusing on options trading. It is regulated by the top-tier Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for Australian clients.

The people behind tastyworks are the same experts who built the thinkorswim trading platform, now operated by TD Ameritrade. tastyworks is privately owned; it was established in 2017 and is headquartered in Chicago.

Best broker for options

We selected tastyworks as Best broker for options for 2022, based on an in-depth analysis of 100+ online brokers that included testing their live accounts. Check out the complete list of winners.

Our overall tastyworks rating

4.6
Fees
4.3
Account opening
5.0
Deposit and withdrawal
1.9
Trading platform
3.9
Markets and products
3.1
Research
5.0
Customer service
5.0
Education
4.5

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tastyworks overview

To learn more about the company, Tastyworks, Inc. itself head over to our tastyworks company overview page.

Is tastyworks safe?

Each broker presented on BrokerChooser is regulated by at least one top-tier authority. So in this basic sense tastyworks is definitely safe. Additionally, it does publish annual financial statements on its website, both its ownership structure and its management are transparent. However, it does not have a banking background, it is not listed on the stock exchange and it is not audited by a Big Four auditor.

We selected tastyworks as the Best broker for options for 2021, based on an in-depth analysis of 70+ online brokers that included testing their live accounts. Check out the complete list of winners.

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tastyworks pros and cons

tastyworks is great for options trading, as its trading platform is primarily designed to trade options, and trading fees are low. Furthermore, great educational and research materials are on hand to support your learning and your trading efficiency.

tastyworks focuses mainly on options and futures trading. Trading with US stocks and ETFs is possible, but a bit complicated compared with other brokers. Bank transfer (wire) withdrawal is expensive, and credit/debit card deposit is not possible. The trading platform is great for options trading but can be intimidating for a newbie, especially as there's no demo account.

Pros Cons
Low trading fees Limited product selection
Great educational materials Few deposit and withdrawal options
Good research tools No demo account

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Fees

4.3

tastyworks has low trading fees and there is no inactivity fee. On the other hand, you have to pay a high withdrawal fee for wire transfers.

Pros Cons
Low trading fees Withdrawal fee for bank (wire) transfers
Low stock and ETF fees / Free stock trading
No inactivity fee

tastyworks fees snapshot

Assets Fee level Fee terms
US stock fee Low Free stock and ETF
EURUSD fee - Not available
US mutual fund fees - Not available
Inactivity fee Low No inactivity fee

Want to dive deeper into fees? Learn more about tastyworks fees on this dedicated page.

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Who can open an account?

5.0

tastyworks accepts customers from many countries. These include almost all EU countries, most South and Central American countries, as well as India, Indonesia, New Zealand and Turkey, among others.

Pros Cons
Fast None
Fully digital
No minimum deposit

Can you open an account?

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Want to dive deeper into your account opening options? Learn more about tastyworks account opening on this dedicated page.

Trading platform

Tastyworks' own trading platform is mostly catered towards advanced options and futures traders with stock trading being in secondary focus. The platform is available on the web, mobile (app), and desktop as well. Learn more about tastyworks' trading platforms and the tastyworks app.

Depositing and withdrawing

While a minimum deposit is not required, withdrawals are charged and you'll have to watch out for the various methods you can (and cannot use) when moving your money in and out of tastyworks. Learn more about these on the minimum deposit and the tastyworks money withdrawal pages.

Available products

While somewhat narrower than its closest competitors, several asset classes are available to trade on tastyworks. The following pages go into detail on some of them.

Trading stocks | Options trading | Crypto trading | Trading futures

Customer service

We were very satisfied with tastyworks' customer service both in terms of its relevance and responsiveness. See what channels are available and how each performs against our expectations.

tastyworks alternatives

Although tastyworks is definitely a popular online brokerage, it's worth evaluating some of the other similar options you might have, depending on your personal situation. Some of the popular alternatives are Robinhood and Webull, but there are lesser-known good matches as well, which you'll find on this tastyworks alternatives page.

Our best alternatives to tastyworks are:

The highest ranking competitors are:

  1. ChoiceTrade full review
  2. TradeStation full review
  3. SogoTrade full review
  4. NinjaTrader full review

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FAQ

We recommend tastyworks for options and futures traders focusing on us markets.

Below you can find links to all aspects of tastyworks in this comprehensive collection.

Is this broker good for beginners?

We checked it in Is tastyworks good for beginners.

Check out the current account balance requirements at tastyworks in our What is the minimum account balance at tastyworks article.

How good is tastyworks' trading app?

Here's our expert view after checking the tastyworks trading app.

Can I trade silver on tastyworks?

We explored the topic in buying silver on tastyworks guide.

Who are tastyworks' competitors and alternatives?

We have created an overview of tastyworks alternatives here including a comparison with Interactive Brokers, thinkorswim and TD Ameritrade, Webull, Robinhood.

About tastyworks as a company

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Author of this review

András Iván

Author of this review

Andras has over 5 years of experience in investing and trading equities, options and bonds. He believes that active trading and a more passive investing approach both have merits and everyone can find a strategy that fits their needs. He's eager to help identify the characteristics of specific brokers, so the best match can be found for each client.

András Iván

Broker Analyst

Andras has over 5 years of experience in investing and trading equities, options and bonds. He believes that active trading and a more passive investing approach both have merits and everyone can find a strategy that fits their needs. He's eager to help identify the characteristics of specific brokers, so the best match can be found for each client.

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