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Self-Directed Trading Overview

No-Commission* Trading?

No Brainer.

We get it: You just need a platform that lets you do you.

That’s why we offer Self-Directed Trading. It starts with
commission-free* equity trading and keeps getting better: an
easy-to-use platform with the tools you need and the
convenience of placing trades anytime, anywhere.

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Self-Directed Trading, the Axos way.

When you open a Self-Directed Trading account, you get access to our easy-to-use trading platform, commission-free* equity and exchange-traded funds, and 10,000+ mutual funds.

But that’s not all.

Axos Bank offers award-winning digital banking services that other brokers can’t. Your online profile is a unified financial dashboard, where you can see ALL your accounts in one place.

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Step it up with Axos Elite.

Upgrade to Axos Elite and boost your account with instant access to funds, lower fees, increased buying power, and enhanced market knowledge. With a monthly subscription, members get access to:

Real-time market data
Expert insights and premium
TipRanks™ market research
Extended market hours (7:00PM ET)
Margin trading
Advanced trading options with lower fees
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Getting down to brass tacks.

Check out our pricing and fees.


$0 per trade*


$0 per trade


$1.00 per contract

Mutual Funds

$9.95 per trade (no-load)


Accounts for Everyone


Individual taxable accounts for standard investing needs.


Accounts for spouses, relatives, or besties to invest together.


Invest in your future with a retirement account.
Coming soon.

About Self-Directed Margin Accounts

All customers start out with margin account, although you need to subscribe to Axos Elite to activate margin trading capability. Even if you never borrow money in your account, this account type is still classified as a “margin” account from a regulatory standpoint. As a result, it will appear as such on your annual tax documents and monthly account statements. Customers can opt out of a margin trading account at any time by sending us a secure message after logging in to their account.

Trade Your Way

Open an account in just a few minutes and start trading immediately.

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Want a hands-off approach? Check out Managed Portfolios.