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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 (other fees may apply1) 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.

Other fees may apply.1

But that’s not all.

Axos Bank offers 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.

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 (7:00 p.m. ET.)
Margin trading
Advanced trading options with lower fees
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Our pricing and fees for all product types

Check out our pricing and fees.


$0 per trade*


$0 per trade


$1.00 per contract

Mutual Funds

$0 per trade (no-load)

We have you covered.

Whether you’re an experienced trader or new to investing, Axos Invest’s Self-Directed Trading platform can help you reach your financial goals. In just minutes, you can access real-time market research data and execute your trades exactly as you decide.

Trading securities can be a bit like getting into a swimming pool. Some people cannonball into the deep end, while others prefer to take it one step at a time. No matter how you take the plunge, Axos Invest has you covered. Our Self-Directed Trading platform accommodates both experienced traders and those who just want to get their feet wet. We offer a streamlined platform that's simple to navigate, but still has all the resources to execute trades efficiently. It only takes a few clicks to access real-time market research data** to help inform your investment decisions. When you're ready, execute your trades exactly how you decide. If you are an Axos Bank customer, you'll have the luxury to check your portfolio, pay your bills and even transfer money between accounts, all from your personalized dashboard.*** Axos Invest offers access to a wide range of investment choices, including stocks, ETFs, options, and Fully Paid and Margin Lending.**** Open an account to start trading today.

** Axos Invest customers may receive market-data & research on either a real-time or delayed (by at least 15 minutes) basis. The market data or research that Axos Invest displays is the exclusive property of the respective market data or research providers. Any redistribution of market data is strictly prohibited.

*** Securities and other non-deposit investment products and services are not insured by the FDIC, are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed by Axos Bank, N.A., and are subject to investment risk, including possible loss of the principal amount invested.

**** All investments involve risks, including the loss of principal invested. Past performance of a secuity does not guarantee future results or success.


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.
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Interested in Margin Trading?

Margin could help up-level a Self-Directed Trading account

  • Borrow money at competitive rates
  • Broaden your market exposure
  • Increase buying power
  • Did You Know: Axos Elite members get rate discounts

    If you’re new to Axos Invest, simply apply for margin when you open your account. Existing clients can call one of our Relationship Managers or send a secure message.

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.