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ETF Trading

Get diversified market exposure by trading exchange traded funds (ETFs) with America's best online broker.1 Choose from a range of ETFs on tastyworks, and trade stocks and ETFs commission-free on an unlimited number of shares.

Why trade and invest in ETFS with us?


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Trade multiple asset classes through ETFs with the best online broker in America1

No Commission on
Unlimited Shares

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Get exposure to any number of ETF shares at zero commission2


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Follow the liquid ETFs watchlist, or find regularly traded ETFs in the tasty Default watchlist


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Mix up your trading toolbox with ETFs, which often have reduced risk compared to single-name equities


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Use ETFs to gain exposure to international markets through assets listed in the United States

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Keep up to date with when ETFs pay out dividends - create a watchlist with a dividends filter

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What ETFs Can I Trade?

With tastyworks, you can utilize ETFs to get exposure in U.S. and international markets by trading ETFs or ETF options. You can also get amplified exposure with leveraged ETFs. You can speculate on both rising and falling ETF market prices.3

Index ETFs

Speculate on an ETF that tracks the price action of a group of stocks

Commodity ETFs

Trade an ETF that tracks the performance of energy, metal and agricultural natural resources

Sector ETFs

Take a position on an ETF that tracks the price movement of a basket of related stocks.

Bond ETFs

Go long or short on ETFs that track market price fluctuations in bond interest rates

Learn how to buy or short stocks and ETFs

Trading ETFs on the Tastyworks Platform

With tastyworks, you can trade a range of ETFs. Some of the more commonly traded ETFs you can choose from on our award-winning platform include:1

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)
Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ)
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (DIA)
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

Buy and Sell ETF Shares Commission-Free

Buying and selling shares in ETFs with tastyworks is commission-free, no matter the number of shares.2 When trading stocks or ETFs outright, you can place orders for less than 100 shares. These are called 'odd lot stock orders'.

Learn how to place an odd lot stock trade

While there's no opening or closing commission for trading shares of ETFs or stocks outright, an opening commission of $1.00 per contract (capped at a maximum of $10.00 per leg) applies to stock and ETF options.4

Find out more about pricing and fees

What are ETFs and How do They Work?

Exchange traded funds, ETFs for short, are indirect investment vehicles. They're investment funds that track the performance of underlying assets such as indices, commodities, currencies and baskets of related stocks.

ETF trading allows you to invest or speculate on the future price movement of these types of funds. With ETFs, there's no single-name-stock risk instead, you get diversified exposure.

How to Trade ETFs

  1. Learn about ETFs and how to buy and sell them
  2. Create a tastyworks account or log in
  3. Create a trading plan and a risk management strategy
  4. Choose an ETF and open your position
  5. Monitor and close your position

ETFs vs Stocks

ETFs and stocks have several similarities and differences. For example, while some ETFs pay dividends, this is a more common occurrence in stocks. Both stocks and ETFs can be the underlying in options trading, and volatility in ETF trading is often lower than in stock trading. Let’s look at some other points of comparison between ETFs and stocks.

Intraday Trading and pricing
Diversified exposure
Limit and stop orders

Open A Trading Account

  • Use features that are designed to optimize your trading experience

    Explore innovative functionalities on the award-winning tastyworks platform1

  • Boost your market awareness

    Find inspiration - content is rolled out in real-time via the Follow Feed and video feed

  • Discover opportunities from a wide range of financial instruments

    Check out your choices, including curated watchlists, for possibly beneficial opportunities

Ready to Trade?

Open an Account

Trade ETFs on the Best Trading Platform1

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2All stock and ETF trades incur a cleaning fee of $0.0008 per share, and applicable exchange and regulatory fees.

3Short-selling stocks and ETFs is only permissible in a margin account.

4Applicable exchange, clearing, and regulatory fees still apply to all opening and closing trades.

tastyworks does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice. tastyworks’ website and brokerage services are not intended for persons of any jurisdiction where tastyworks is not authorized to do business or where such products and other services offered by the Firm would be contrary to the securities regulations, futures regulations or other local laws and regulations of that jurisdiction. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially significant losses. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before deciding to invest in options.

Futures accounts are not protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). All customer futures accounts' positions and cash balances are segregated by Apex Clearing Corporation. Futures and futures options trading is speculative and is not suitable for all investors. Please read the Futures & Exchange-Traded Options Risk Disclosure Statement prior to trading futures products.

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