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Futures Pricing Comparison

TradeStation E-Trade1 Fidelity2 optionsXpress3 Schwab4 TD Ameritrade5
Electronically
Traded U.S. Futures
(Including E-minis)

Traded through the TradeStation Platform
25¢ - $1.20
per side
per contract
$2.99
per side
per contract
Futures Trading
Not Offered
$6.99
per side
per contract
Futures Trading
Not Offered
$3.50
per side
per contract
+ exchange, regulatory, and overnight fees + exchange and NFA fees N/A + exchange, NFA and transaction fees N/A Inclusive of exchange fees

Single Stock Futures Pricing Comparison

TradeStation E-Trade1 Fidelity2 optionsXpress3 Schwab4 TD Ameritrade5
Electronically
Traded U.S. Futures
(Including E-minis)

Traded through the TradeStation Platform
25¢ - 75¢
per side
per contract
$2.99
per side
per contract
Futures Trading
Not Offered
$6.99
per side
per contract
Futures Trading
Not Offered
$3.50
per side
per contract
+ exchange, regulatory, and overnight fees + exchange and NFA fees N/A + exchange, NFA and transaction fees N/A Inclusive of exchange fees

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Competitive Pricing Disclosure

The competitive information provided here was verified as of 9/10/2012. Some of the above firms may offer reduced commissions or waive fees, including but not limited to inactivity or maintenance fees if certain account activity and/or account balance criteria are met, and may offer products or services TradeStation does not offer. Some of the above firms may offer different or additional services. TradeStation charges a $99.95 per month Account Service Fee unless waived by account activity or balance thresholds

  1. E*Trade pricing for flat-fee equities trades based on $9.99 per trade for those who place 0-149 trades per quarter (up to 2000 shares per trade). Pricing for options trades for those who place 0-149 trades per quarter. Commissions may vary based on actual trading activity and/or account balance.

  2. Fidelity does not offer futures trading. 

  3. OptionsXpress pricing for futures trades for those who trade fewer than 41 contracts per month. Commissions may vary based on actual trading activity and/or account balance.

  4. Schwab does not offer futures trading.

  5. TD Ameritrade pricing for flat-fee equities trades based on $9.99 per trade for all trades. Forex commission-pricing based on counter currency units. TD Ameritrade also offers non-commission pricing on certain forex pairs. Commissions may vary based on actual trading activity and/or account balance. ETFs eligible for commission-free trading must be held at least 30 days, otherwise a short-term trading fee will apply.