The brokerage optionsXpress is currently offering a $100 bonus promotion. First of all, don't let their name fool you. In addition to options optionsXpress also lets you trade stocks, bonds, futures, mutual funds and ETFs. And the name is really spelled with a lower-case "o" and an upper-case "X". There are a few conditions that you need to meet in order to receive the $100 bonus. But basically, you have to open a new account, deposit at least $500, and execute 3 trades within 12 months.
With optionsXpress, you will have access to innovative, powerful trading tools, investment education, and outstanding customer service. As for commissions, optionsXpress charges $9.95 for stock trades, and $1.25 per contract ($12.95 minimum) for options trades. I will also note that The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) has announced plans to acquire optionsXpress Holdings (Nasdaq: OXPS). You can read the Charles Schwab press release here.
So, if you were thinking of opening a new brokerage account, the extra $100 could come in handy. Visit the optionsXpress website to learn more.