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Commission:
Stocks & ETFs - $0.0005 -
$0.0035 per share. See site
for details.
Commission:
Stock & ETFs: $3 flat to 300
shares or $0.01/share

Options Trades: $3 per
Contract $0.75 per additional
Commission:
$4.95 per stock trade - other fees may apply
Commission:
$6.95 trades;
$4.95 trades for Active Traders
Commission:
Options Trades:
$5/Trade + $0.50 Per Contract
Stocks Trades:
$.01 per share - $1 per trade
minimum
Minimum:
Equity deposit in cash or
stock of $10,000 (or USD
equivalent) or $5,000 for IRA
Account (or USD equivalent).
Minimum:
$2,500 Cash account
minimum.
Minimum:
No Account Opening Minimum
Minimum:
$500 Cash account
minimum.
Minimum:
$5,000 Minimum for
Non-Day-Trading Account.
Features:
  • Stock Trading
  • Options Trading
  • Mutual Funds
  • FOREX Trading
  • Futures Trading
  • Mobile Trading Access
Features:
  • Stock Trading
  • Options Trading
  • Mutual Funds
  • Global Trading
  • U.S. Gov't and Corporate Bonds
  • Mobile Trading Access
Features:
  • Stock Trading
  • Options Trading
  • Mutual Funds
  • Mobile Trading Access
Features:
  • Stock Trading
  • Options Trading
  • Mutual Funds
  • FOREX Trading
  • Futures Trading
  • Mobile Trading Access
Features:
  • Stock Trading
  • Options Trading
  • Mutual Funds
  • Futures Trading
  • Mobile Trading Access
Offer:
N/A

No ticket charge.
Open Account
Offer:
Trades from $1 in 2017
Offer:
N/A
Open Account
Offer:
Trade Free for 60 Days Plus
Get up to $600 at E*TRADE
Securities.
Open Account
Offer:
Save 20% on Commissions
through December 2016
to June 2017
Open Account
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Note: The information in the above chart is current as of August 1, 2016. To reach someone about having it updated, please contact Speke Wilson at speke.wilson [at] nasdaq.com.