Should I expect any additional fees when buying or selling options?
There are exchange and regulatory fees that are passed along when you purchase or sell an option contract. The primary fees that are charged on each option transaction are the ORF or Options Regulatory Fee and the OCC or Options Clearing Corporation fee. These fees do fluctuate over time, but the ORF fee currently stands at $0.02135/contract and the OCC fee is about $0.05/contract. When selling options contracts, a TAF and SEC fee also applies. These fees also fluctuate over time, but currently stands at $0.0000229/$1 sold for the SEC fee and $0.0000051/share for TAF fee.