TradeKing Fees, Commissions, IRA Account Rates Schedule, Brokerage Mutual Funds Fees, Stock Trading Costs, ACAT Fee in 2017

TradeKing Fees, Trading Commission Structure, and Investment Products

Stocks and ETFs $4.95
Options $4.95 + $0.65 per contract
Mutual funds $9.95
Bonds $1 per bond with $10 minimum, $250 maximum
Treasuries commission-free
Certificates of Deposit (CDs) $24.95

Investments stocks, options, mutual funds, bonds, CDs, forex, treasuries, ETFs
TradeKing minimum deposit to open account $0 for cash account, $2,000 for margin account
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TradeKing Margin Rates

Debit Balance Margin Rate
$0.01 - $4,999 9.25%
$5,000 - $9,999 8.25%
$10,000 - $24,999 8.25%
$25,000 - $49,999 8.25%
$50,000 - $99,999 7.25%
$100,000 - $249,999 6.00%
$250,000 - $499,999 5.00%
$500,000 - $999,999 4.50%
$1,000,000 + 4.50%

TradeKing Cash Sweep Interest Rates

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. Current yield is 0.01%.

Regulatory Fees

SEC .0218 per $1000 of principal (sells only)
ORF (Options Regulatory Fee) .0404 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.

TradeKing IRA Fees

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.

TradeKing Inactivity Fee

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.

TradeKing Account 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-transferrable security charge per position $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
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 $100.00 + Regular Commission
Margin Sellouts, Restricted Accounts, and Broker-Assisted Trades $40.00 + Regular Commission
Short Stock 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.
$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.
$0.01 per Share
OTCBB & Pink Sheet Stocks Minimum investment of $100 per Trade
Other Transfer Agent and Trade Settlement charges for certain securities may be passed through to you by our clearing firm.

  Check Writing TradeKing Fees

Base Gold Product* $50.00 Annual Fee
Platinum Product* $75.00 Annual Fee
Check Re-Order $15 (150 checks)
Returned Checks $30.00
Stop Payments $30.00
Check Copies or Other Research $15.00
ATM Withdrawals $2.00
Check/Visa Cancellation Fee $30.00
*Base Gold Product and Platinum Product Initial order for both packages will include 40 checks

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Updated on 1/13/2017.

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