POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2007 --www.InvestorIdeas.com, Big Ideas for the Small Cap Investor®, a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing news, has arranged to conduct ongoing interviews with optionsXpress, Inc., a subsidiary of publicly-traded optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OXPS), a pioneer in equity options and futures trading for the retail investor, to provide investors with an educational podcast introducing options trading. The newly created podcasts add to the InvestorIdeas.com audio portfolio of podcasts, online conferences, roundtables and interviews created to empower and educate individual investors and online traders.

"We are pleased to be working with optionsXpress through this audio format to provide investors with an educational tool to better understand options as a means of providing alternative investment portfolio strategies," states Ann-Marie Fleming, Corporate Development Manager, InvestorIdeas.com.

The first interview in this educational podcast series with Joe Cusick, Vice President of Education for optionsXpress, provides an introduction to the world of options looking at basic terminology, benefits and valuable information on how investors can get started in options trading. Each interview will build on the information previously presented, moving from the basics, to more sophisticated topics such as options trading strategies.

"optionsXpress is excited to have this opportunity to be interviewed by InvestorIdeas.com and looks forward to being able to help investors better understand how options give investors more ways to target a variety of different investment objectives," describes Mr. Cusick.

To listen to the optionsXpress educational interview and podcast: www.investorideas.com/ox/

The optionsXpress podcast will be featured on the InvestorIdeas Trading Center: www.investorideas.com/trade/ as well as the audio page at www.investorideas.com/audio_stocks/. The trading section is designed to offer investors a choice of online trading firms, once their independent research is complete.

About optionsXpress Holdings, Inc:

optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OXPS), a pioneer in equity options and futures trading for the retail investor, offers a comprehensive and innovative suite of online brokerage services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution. Through its subsidiaries optionsXpress, Inc., an online retail brokerage specializing in equity options and futures, and brokersXpress, LLC, an online trading and reporting platform for independent investment professionals, the company provides a wide range of proprietary investor tools, outstanding customer service and competitive commissions that have led to recognition as the leading online brokerage firm by Barron's in four consecutive annual surveys (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006) and by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in 2006. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options (PDF) or available by calling 1-888-280-8020. optionsXpress, Inc. and brokersXpress, Inc. members NASD, SIPC. www.optionsxpress.com

About InvestorIdeas.com:

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Contact Information: For more information contact: Dawn Van Zant 800-665-0411 Email Contact Ann-Marie Fleming 866-725-2554 Email Contact