updated 4/5/2011 8:16:55 AM ET 2011-04-05T12:16:55

CHICAGO, April 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:OXPS), a pioneer in bringing professional technology for options and futures trading to individual investors, recently launched a new All-In-One Trade Ticket, combining advanced strategies and multiple asset classes into a single powerful, easy-to-use trade ticket. Barron's called the All-In-One Trade Ticket a "model for the industry" in its 16th annual review of online brokers published March 14. In that review, optionsXpress was the only broker to get rated in both "Best for Options Traders" and "Best for International Traders (Futures)". Overall, optionsXpress received four stars for the 10th year in a row.*

The new powerful, streaming All-In-One Trade Ticket gives customers the flexibility to trade virtually any strategy in any asset class including advanced, contingent and technical orders from one trade ticket. It allows them to move quickly from an equity option spread with trailing stops, to market trades on futures, or to triggered trades based on technical signals – all from one account and an easy-to-use, common trade ticket. It is a time saver for traders who want to view everything they need to execute a trade in a single screen. A new Positions Page is being released as a companion to the All-In-One Trade Ticket. The new Positions Page provides personalized groupings of trades, in screen Order Status, and one-click access to key trading tools. New features of the Trade Ticket and Positions Page include:

  • Preset orders for stocks, options, futures, futures options, and specific strategies including Collars, Straddles, Diagonals, Strangles, and Butterflies
  • Streaming Buying Power, Order Status, Positions, and Saved Orders all in a single screen with the Trade Ticket
  • Nesting of complex orders on a single screen to manage advanced strategies
  • Triggered orders based on technical indicators
  • Personalized grouping of positions by strategies and underlying or custom criteria
  • Detachable screens for quick access and monitoring

Barron's called the All-In-One Trade Ticket "our favorite innovation" that "enables you to trade just about every possible item on the menu from a single screen and coaches you effectively through the process of placing a trade."

"At optionsXpress, we are completely focused on providing options and futures traders with professional quality tools that let them place their trades quickly and easily, and manage their trading strategies the way they want," said David Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of optionsXpress. "The All-In-One Trade Ticket pulls together our best features and tools and puts them in one spot."

About optionsXpress Holdings, Inc.

optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., a pioneer in equity options and futures trading, offers an innovative suite of online brokerage services for investor education, strategy evaluation, and trade execution. optionsXpress Holdings subsidiaries include optionsXpress, Inc., a retail online brokerage specializing in options and futures, brokersXpress, LLC, an online trading and reporting platform for independent investment professionals, Open E Cry, LLC, an innovative futures broker offering direct access futures trading for high volume traders through its proprietary software platform, and Optionetics, Inc., a leading provider of investment education services, including live seminars, proprietary software analytics, online and offline educational products and individual coaching. For more information: http://www.optionsxpress.com .

*Barron's, March 14, 2011, 16th annual survey, Rating Online Brokers. optionsXpress awarded 4.0 stars out of 5 in overall ratings. Overall ratings based on Usability, Trade Experience, Trading Technology, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Report, Customer Service & Access, and Costs. optionsXpress rated 4+ stars 2002-2011. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. © 2011.

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Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read " Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options " or available by calling 1-888-280-8020. 

Futures involve substantial risk and are not appropriate for all investors. Please read " Risk Disclosure Statement for Futures and Options " prior to applying for an account.

Online trading has inherent risk due to system response and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, volume and other factors. An investor should understand these and additional risks before trading. Products and services intended for U.S. customers and may not be available or offered in other jurisdictions.

Copyright (C) 2011 optionsXpress, Inc. All rights reserved. Member FINRA, SIPC, CBOE, ISE, NFA, BATS, NASDAQ OMX, NYSE ARCA and NYSE AMEX.

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