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For stock trades, we charge $4.95 per trade. For option trades, we charge 65 cents per contract plus $4.95 per trade. Multi-leg option trades are charged for only a single leg.
Unlike some brokers, we charge the same low rates for market or limit trades, with no minimum balance requirements.
Compare our pricing for yourself:
Commissions and fees from published web sites as of 06/06/2013. Some brokers may offer more competitive fees than the ones published if certain balances or level of activity are met. Please contact each broker individually to confirm their commission schedule. GTC orders: Partial executions received on different trading days will be charged separate commissions.**
Great customer service is in our DNA. That's why SmartMoney has ranked TradeKing's customer service #1 among online brokers for the 3rd consecutive year. You can trade with the assurance that our experienced team (including registered options principals) will be available to help you, should the need arise.
Our US-based service team is ready to assist you via telephone, email, online chat — and now via social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Whether you are a seasoned trader or placing your first trade, we provide the same high level of customer care. Don't believe us? Chat with a live broker now!
Our tools are a big reason Barron's ranked us as the #1 online broker for usability in their 2011 survey. When you open your free TradeKing account, you'll get access to a treasure trove of stock trading tools. Our 19 different option chains — 16 of which are strategy-based — are popular among option traders. If you're more of a stock trader, use our Strategy Builder or Stock Screeners to find stocks that meet your precise criteria.
Let's face it, trading stocks online can be intimidating at times. Aside from our award-winning tools, we attempt to alleviate stress by offering in-depth educational content (for free) commentary and insight from Brian Overby — our Sr. Options Analyst — and an interactive trading community where you can share ideas with other stock and option traders.
What you get:
- Streaming quotes
- Portfolio management
- Interactive option chains
- Intraday and historical charts
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1 $4.95 for online equity and option trades, add 65 cents per option contract. TradeKing charges an additional $0.35 per contract on certain index products where the exchange charges fees. See our FAQ for details. TradeKing adds $0.01 per share on the entire order for stocks priced less than $2.00. See our Commissions + Fees page for commissions on broker-assisted trades, low-priced stocks, option spreads, and other securities. OptionsXpress adds $0.01/share over 1000 shares.
* TradeKing was ranked #1 in Customer Service in the SmartMoney June 2008 and June 2010 Broker Survey; awarded the highest five star rating in Customer Service and Trading Tools in the June 2009 and June 2010 Broker Survey; ranked #1 in Customer Service in the June 2011 Broker Survey and June 2012 Broker Survey; named overall #1 Discount Broker in the August 2007 Broker Survey; and overall #1 Discount Broker in the August 2006 Broker Survey. These surveys are based on the following categories: Commissions and Fees, Mutual Funds & Investment Products, Banking Services, Trading Tools, Research, and Customer Service. SmartMoney is a registered trademark of SmartMoney, a joint publishing venture between Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and Hearst℠ Partnership. TradeKing received 4 out of 5 stars in Barron's 12th (March 2007), 13th (March 2008), 14th (March 2009), 15th (March 2010), 16th (March 2011), 17th (March 2012), and 18th (March 2013) annual rankings of the Best Online Brokers based on Trade Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service & Education, and Costs. Rated among the "Best for Options Traders" 2008-13. Ranked #1 in usability in the March 2011 Barron's survey. Rated among the "Best for Long Term Investing" 2011-12 Barron's Survey. In comments accompanying the March 2008 rankings, Barron's stated that "TradeKing's site features new, slick tools that focus on finding and executing options strategies." Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company © 2013. TradeKing was rated number one in Customer Service in Kiplinger's November 2008 "Best of Online Brokers" Personal Finance Broker Survey based on Research and Tools, Commissions & Fees, Investment Choices, Ease of Use, Customer Service. Kiplinger is a registered trademark of The Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. © 2012. Documentation supporting TradeKing's service and tools awards and claims are also available upon request by calling 877-495-5464 or via email at email@example.com
** Commissions and fees from published web sites as of 06/06/2013. TradeKing adds $0.01 per share on the entire order for stocks priced less than $2.00. $100 minimum investment per order in OTCBB and Pink Sheet stocks. Scottrade adds 1/2% of the principal value to the commissions shown for stocks priced under $1. OptionsXpress adds $0.01/share over 1,000 shares. $1.50 per contract or $14.95 minimum. Some brokers may offer more competitive fees than the ones published if certain balances or level of activity are met. Please contact each broker individually to confirm their commission schedule.
TradeKing is not affiliated with, does not sponsor, is not sponsored by, does not endorse, and is not endorsed by the companies mentioned above or any of their affiliated companies.
Multiple leg options strategies involve additional risks and multiple commissions, and may result in complex tax treatments. Please consult a tax professional prior to implementing these strategies.
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of a mutual fund or ETF carefully before investing. A mutual fund/ETF's prospectus contains this and other information and can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real-time quotes are only provided to non-professional customers who accept the exchange streaming quote agreement. Customer must qualify as a non-professional subscriber in accordance with NASDAQ, NYSE and OPRA regulations. Quotes are delayed at least 15 minutes, unless otherwise indicated. Company fundamental data provided by Factset. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks. Mutual fund and ETF data provided by Lipper and Dow Jones & Company. Market data powered and implemented by SunGard.
All investments involve risk, losses may exceed the principal invested, and the past performance of a security, industry, sector, market, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. TradeKing provides self-directed investors with discount brokerage services, and does not make recommendations or offer investment, financial, legal or tax advice. You alone are responsible for evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of TradeKing's systems, services or products. Learn more about TradeKing account protection through SIPC and additional third-party insurance.
TradeKing will credit your account transfer fees up to $150 charged by another brokerage firm when completing an account transfer for $2,500 or more. Credit will be deposited to your account within 30 days of receipt of evidence of charge. TradeKing reserves the right at our sole discretion to modify or terminate this offer without prior notice. This offer cannot be combined with any other reimbursement offers including our offer to credit fees for initial funding by wire or overnight mail. Customer should consider the differences in services and transfer fees before switching their brokerage accounts.
TradeKing LIVE is free to every customer who makes at least 1 trade per year or maintains an account value of $2,500. If you qualify and can't access LIVE, please email us at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT: The projections or other information generated by TradeKing's tools regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results. Calculations do not take into consideration all costs, such as commissions and margin interest which may impact the results shown. It is the user's sole responsibility to select the criteria to enter in the TradeKing's tools, or to choose among the pre-defined screens, and to evaluate the merits and risks associated with the use of the tools before making any investment decisions. TradeKing is not responsible for any losses that occur from such investment decisions.
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