Asset Classes

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Equities

Access US stock and equity options markets with Lime Trader, a customizable platform with easy-to-use trading tools.

  • Streamlined trading interface with real-time streaming quotes
  • Access to U.S. securities including stocks, options, ETFs & ADRs
  • Mobile app with complete charts and synced watch lists
  • Fully customizable charts
  • Trade directly from charts
  • Web-based trading platform
  • No-commission pricing**

Options

Open and fund a Lime Trader account for options contracts to leverage price movements. If you’re approved for the appropriate options trading level*, you can trade options strategies comprising up to four legs. Apply for up to five levels of options trading, based on your financials, experience, and investment objectives.

Available Option Levels

*The available option levels are:

  • Level 1 Covered Call Writing
  • Level 2 Covered Call Writing, Buying Puts & Calls
  • Level 3 Covered Call Writing, Buying Puts & Calls
  • Level 4 Covered Call Writing, Buying Puts & Calls, Writing Equity Puts
  • Level 5 Covered Call Writing, Buying Puts & Calls, Writing Equity Puts, Writing Uncovered Equity Calls

Please read our FAQs for more information on options.

**Commission free trading only available through Lime Trader. Free commission trading does not include options, OTCBB or Pink Sheets, GTC orders, or extended hours trading. Other fees including regulatory, service, or other fees may apply. Please visit our Fees Page for further information. All investing incurs risk, including but not limited to loss of principal. Further information may be found on our Disclosure Statements.

Multi-Leg Options

Place a multi-leg option order on Lime Trader and execute up to four legs, so you can set the net price for the entire strategy at once.

  • Preset strategies give you a starting place to load your trade ticket
  • Gain/loss calculator shows you max gain, max loss and breakeven points
  • Position management features let you select and open, close, or roll option legs
  • Position views rollup calculations by strategy and underlying so you can track your portfolio’s profit and loss (P&L) and Greek values

Futures & Futures Options

  • ZDiversify into futures 23 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • ZMetals
  • ZEnergies
  • ZAgricultural Commodities
  • ZSoft Commodities
  • ZInterest Rates
  • ZIndexes
  • ZCurrencies

*Futures trading involves the substantial risk of loss and is not for all investors. Please read the Futures Disclosure Statements prior to trading futures products.

IPOs

Connect to ClickIPO on Lime Trader to find potential Initial Public Offering investments at the IPO price

Step 1

Open and fund an account through Lime Trader

Step 2

Research IPOs and place conditional orders for shares

Step 3

Find shares in your account from ClickIPO, if available

Risks of Investing in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)

Risks of Investing in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs): There are specific risks in investing in an IPO. Among other things, the stock has not been subject to market valuation. Those risks are described at length in the prospectus, and we urge you to read the prospectus carefully to understand those risks before investing. An IPO is the first sale of stock by a private company to the public and may not be suitable for all investors. IPOs are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking capital to expand, but can also be done by large privately owned companies looking to become publicly traded. IPOs are a risky investment. For even experienced investors, it can be difficult to predict what the stock will do on its initial day of trading and in the near future because there is often little historical data with which to analyze the company. Also, most IPOs are of companies going through a transitory growth period, which are subject to additional uncertainty regarding their future values. 

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are subject to market risk, including the loss of principal. The value of any ETF and thus the portfolio that holds an ETF will fluctuate with the value of the underlying securities in the ETF reference basket. ETFs trade with the same brokerage commissions associated with buying and selling equities unless trading occurs in a fee-based account. ETFs often trade for less than their net asset value. Refer to Exchange Traded Products Risk Disclosure for this and other important information.

Investors should consider an ETF’s investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus, which contains this and other important information, is available from Lime Trading and should be read carefully before investing.