Low Cost & Lowest Margin Fees

Rated Low Cost Broker 11 years in a row1
& Lowest Margin Fees2 by Barrons


US Margin Loan Rates Comparison 3 Commission Rates Comparison 3
$25K $300K $1.5M $3.5M Equity Trades Option Trades Futures Trades
Interactive Brokers4 3.68% 3.34% 3.04% 2.80% $2.29 no base cost
$0.70 per contract
$1.79
E-Trade 10.25% 8.75% 7.25% 7.25% $6.95 $6.95 base
+ $0.75 per contract
exchange &
regulatory fees plus

$1.50
Fidelity 9.07% 7.82% 5.25% 5.25% $4.95 $4.95 base
+ $0.65 per contract
N/A
Schwab 9.07% 7.82% N/A N/A $4.95 $4.95 base
+ $0.65 per contract
exchange &
regulatory fees plus

$1.50
TD Ameritrade 10.00% 8.50% 7.75% 7.75% $6.95 $6.95 base
+ $0.75 per contract
exchange &
regulatory fees plus

$2.25
Vanguard 9.00% 7.50% 5.75% 5.75% $7-$20
depends on the
number of trades
$7.00 base
+ $1.00 per contract
N/A
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Interactive Brokers has lower commission rates for larger volumes and comparable rates worldwide.
Each firm's information reflects the standard online trades pricing obtained from their respective websites. Competitor pricing and offers subject to change without notice.

Disclosures
  1. Low Cost Rated by Barron's 17 Years Straight - Low cost broker 2002 through 2018 according to Barron's online broker review. 2002 - 5 Stars, 2003 - 4.9 Stars, 2004 - 5 Stars, 2005 - 5 Stars, 2006 - 5 Stars, 2007 - 4.8 Stars, 2008 - 4.5 Stars, 2009 - 4.5 Stars, 2010 - 4.2 stars, 2011 - 4.5 stars, 2012 - 4.3 stars, 2013 - 4.5 stars, 2014 - 4.5 stars, 2015 - 4.5 stars, 2016 - 4.5 stars, 2017 - 4.5 stars, 2018 - 4.6 stars. Interactive Brokers earned a 4.6 star ranking in the March 26, 2018 Barron's Annual Best Online Brokers - “All Together Now”. Criteria included Trade Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service, Education and Security, and Costs. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Co. Inc.
  2. According to Barron's Online Broker Survey 2018: All Together Now, March 26, 2018. Lowest margin fees of any broker listed in Barron's survey of accounts having $100k or more in assets with margin rates of $10k, $25k, $50k and 100k balances.
  3. Rates were obtained on October 1, 2018 from each firm's website, and are subject to change without notice. The IB equity and futures commission rates shown are the average of the client commissions for trades executed in September 2018 and are subject to minimums and maximums as shown on the IB website. Some of the firms listed may have additional fees and some firms may reduce or waive commissions or fees, depending on account activity or total account value. Services vary by firm.