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Margin Rates 4.14-8.14% 5.75-7.5% 1.5-5% 6.25-8.75% 6-8.5%
Options Flat Fee $9.99 $7 $4.95 $9.99 $12.90 - $14.94
Options Contract Price $0.75 $1.25 $0.50 $0.75 $1.25 - $1.50
Mutual Funds Fee - Load Varies by fund $0 to buy, $17 to sell $9.95 $0 $9.95
Mutual Funds Fee - No-Load $19.99 $17 $9.95 $49.99 $9.95
Futures Contract Fee $2.99 Not offered Not offered $2.25 $3.50
Broker Assisted Trades $25 $32 $0 $44.99 $0
Minimum Account Balance Fee $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Maintenance Fees $25/quarter $0 $0 $0 $0
Stock Flat Fee $9.99 $7 $4.95 $9.99 $8.95
Other Fees
Bounced Check $25 $20 $30 $25 $20
Check Withdrawal Unknown $0 $0 $0 $20
Domestic Wire Withdrawal $25 $20 $15 $25 $15
Forced Margin Sellout $9.99 + $25 broker fee $20 Regular commission $25 + broker commission $0
Full Account Transfer $60 $0 $50 $75 $60
IRA Annual Fee $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Partial Account Transfer $25 $0 $0 $75 $0
Stop Payment on Check $25 $25 $30 $25 $15
Telephone Orders $9.99 + $25 broker fee $17 Not offered $44.99 $0
ACH/EFT Withdrawal Unknown $0 $30 $0 $20
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