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Other Fees

For stock and ETF trades, we charge $4.95 per trade. For option trades, we charge $4.95 per trade, plus 65 cents per contract. Plus, multi-leg traders only pay for a single leg. Yes, you can trade a four-leg butterfly or condor and pay just one per-trade fee. Also, there are no minimums. Take advantage of our low price, no matter how you trade.

Mutual Funds

Load Purchases: $0 (Subject to charges from the mutual fund)
Sale: $0 (Subject to charges from the mutual fund)
No Load Purchases: $9.95
Sale: $9.95

Bonds + CDs

Bonds $1.00 per bond (minimum $10, maximum $250) per transaction
Treasuries $0
Certificates of Deposit (CDs) $24.95 per transaction
TradeKing may act as principal on any fixed-income transaction. When acting as principal, we will add a markup to any purchase, and subtract a markdown from every sale. This markup or markdown will be included in the price quoted to you and you will not be charged any commission or transaction fee for a principal trade.

Regulatory Fees

SEC .0218 per $1000 of principal (sells only)
ORF (Options Regulatory Fee) .0431 per contract (buys and sells)
TAF (Trading Activity Fee) .000119 per share (equity sells)
TAF (Trading Activity Fee) .002 per contract (option sells only)
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) transaction fee (TAF) This fee is charged on all stock and ETF sales at a rate of $.000119 per share with a minimum charge of $0.01 and a maximum charge of $5.95. This fee is rounded up to the nearest penny. Bonds are also subject to a TAF fee and can be charged up to $0.75 per bond traded, regardless of the bond's par value.
To learn more about these fees please click here

Credit Interest

Cash balances do not currently earn an interest. You may request that your account be enrolled in an interest-bearing Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") insured deposit sweep program. Click here for current yield and more information.

Individual Retirement Accounts

IRA Annual Fee None
IRA Transfer Out Fee $50.00
IRA Closure Fee
IRA closure fee is charged for full IRA distributions and full outgoing account transfers.

Inactivity Charge

Accounts with no trading activity may be subject to an annual Inactivity Charge. This $50 annual charge will be assessed only if both of the following two criteria apply to your account(s):

  • No trades have been executed in your household account(s) in the last 12 months.


  • The combined value of your household account(s) is less than $2,500.

The annual Inactivity Charge will be debited in the first week of the month if both conditions apply. Limit of one Inactivity Charge per year. Please see our FAQ for additional information.

Service Fees

ACAT Transfer Out $50.00
Partial ACAT Transfer Out $10.00 per security, $50.00 maximum
Outgoing Domestic Wire Transfer $30.00
Overnight Delivery $50.00
Check Withdrawal $5.00
Check Stop Payment $30.00
Returned Checks $30.00 Plus interest for any trades from the earlier of the settlement date or date of deposit
Returned ACH $30.00
Returned Wires
Applies to attempted third-party wires
Pre Pay Settlement Fee $20.00
Stock Certificate Deposit DTC Rejection Fees $175.00
Stock Certificate Deposit Processing Fee
Commission on stock certificate deposited into TradeKing will be equal to 5% of the principal amount of the trade. Stock Certificates cannot be used to fund a new account.
$300.00 per Certificate
Non-transferable security charge per position - click here for a current list of symbols. $20.00 per month
Vault Fee
Restricted certificates held for missing paperwork, certificates for Securities that are not DTC eligible, etc.
$60.00 per Year Charged Monthly
Outgoing DTC
Electronic delivery of individual certificates via Depository Trust Company
$25.00 per Position
DWAC Transfer Fee per Position $50.00 + Any transfer agent fees up to $150
DRS Transfer Fee per Position $115 per position
Paper Statements or any electronic statements requested that are older than 2 years $4.00
Limited Trading Authorization (LTA) paper statement fee
Required for all accounts that have LTA
$4.00 per account statement
Paper Confirmations $2.00
1099 Request for Exempt Accounts $50.00
Tax document requests by fax and regular mail $50.00
Option Exercise $9.95
Option Assignment $4.95
Option Position Management
Click here for more information.
$100.00 + Regular Commission
Margin Sellouts $40.00 + Regular Commission
Restricted Accounts, and Broker-Assisted Trades $20.00 + Regular Commission
Short Stock
Loan charges on hard to borrow stock. Click here for more information.
Daily Charge at Cost
Worthless Securities Processing $30.00 Other fees may apply
Reg T Extension $10.00 + Interest to Settlement Date
Foreign Stock Transaction Fee (not ADRs) $50.00 + Regular Commission
Foreign Stock Incoming Transfer Fee $50.00 per Position
ADR and other foreign stock semi-annual charges At Cost
Voluntary Reorganization $50.00
Entity Account Opening Fee $250.00 (Corporation, LLC, Partnership)
Entity Account Annual Fee $200.00 (Corporation, LLC, Partnership)
Index Products
Tradeking charges this additional per contract cost on certain index products where the exchange charges fees. To see a full list of index options that incur additional fees Click here.
$0.35 per Contract
Penny Stocks
For stocks priced less than $2.00. Maximum commission per order not to exceed 5% of the trade value, with minimum commission of $4.95. Click here for more details.
$0.01 per Share
OTCBB & Pink Sheet Stocks Minimum investment of $100 per Trade
Unit Investment Trust Purchase: $0 (Subject to charges from the UIT), Sale: $9.95
Other Transfer Agent and Trade Settlement charges for certain securities may be passed through to you by our clearing firm.

  Check Writing

Apex Select™ Annual Checking* $20.00 Annual Fee
Apex Select™ Annual Debit Card $35.00 Annual Fee
Check Re-Order $15 (50 checks)
Returned Checks $35.00
Stop Payments $35.00
Check Copies or Other Research $15.00
ATM Withdrawals $1.00
Sales Draft Copy $15.00
Collection Processing $25.00
Domestic Overnight Shipping $45.00
International Overnight Shipping $100.00
Please refer to the check writing application and terms and conditions for further details.
*Apex Select™ Annual Checking initial order will include 50 checks

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