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Commission:
Stock Trades: $4.95 per Trade
Options Trades: $0.50 per contract + $4.95 base
Commission:
Straightforward pricing with $9.99 for Internet equity trades.
Commission:
$7.00 Online Stock Trades
Commission:
Stocks & ETFs - $0.0005 - $0.0035 per share. See site for details.
Commission:
$8.95 per online U.S. equity trade
Commission:
$9.99
Commission:
0.6 cents per share or $4.99 per trade
Commission:
$0 Online Stock Trades and IPO Investments
Commission:
$7.95
Minimum:
No minimum to open an account.
Minimum:
No minimum to open an account.
Minimum:
$2,500 Cash account minimum.
Minimum:
Equity deposit in cash or stock of $10,000 (or USD equivalent) or $5,000 for IRA Account (or USD equivalent).
Minimum:
$1,000 Brokerage account minimum.
Minimum:
$500 Cash account minimum.
Minimum:
$5,000 Minimum for Non-Day-Trading Account.
Minimum:
$0 Account Minimum; $350 for IPOs.
Minimum:
$2,500 account minimum.
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
  • Mobile Trading Access
Features:
  • Stock Trading
  • Options Trading
  • Mutual Funds
  • FOREX Trading
  • Futures Trading
  • 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
  • FOREX Trading
  • Futures Trading
  • Mobile Trading Access
Features:
  • Stock Trading
  • Mobile Trading Access
Features:
  • Stock Trading
  • Options Trading
  • Mutual Funds
  • FOREX Trading
  • Futures Trading
  • Mobile Trading Access
Offer:
Trade Commission Free for 90 Days.
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Offer:
Trade free for 60 days + get up to $600. Open an account today.
Open Account
Offer:
$100 in Transfer Fees Refunded. No Set-up Fees. No Annual Fees.
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Offer:
N/A
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Offer:
Earn 300 commission-free online trades.
Open Account
Offer:
Trade Free for 60 Days Plus Get up to $600 at E*TRADE Securities.
Open Account
Offer:
Get up to $500 in commission rebates, and access to premium RadarScreen market-monitoring tool free for 90 days.
Open Account
Offer:
Fee-Free Investing.
Open Account
Offer:
Earn up to 200 commission-free trades.
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Note: The information in the above chart is current as of December 1, 2014. To reach someone about having it updated, please contact Speke Wilson at speke.wilson [at] nasdaq.com.