Trading Options
An option is a contract that gives you the right to buy or sell a security at a pre-determined price within a stated period of time. Options are primarily used to either protect securities you already own against a market decline, or speculate on the future movement of the market value of a security. Options are complex securities that carry a high degree of risk so they are best suited for more sophisticated investors.

To trade options through Wells Fargo Advisors you must first open a brokerage account then apply for an option account and, for certain options trades, a margin account as well. Accounts are approved on a case-by-case basis, based on your financial resources and investing history. Select a brokerage account.
Please note:
Option trading involves risk and is not suitable for all investors. Before buying or selling an option, you must receive a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options published by the Chicago Board Options Exchange. You should review this document carefully.

For more details about trading options or for assistance with opening an account, call one of our experienced financial professionals at 866-243-0931.

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