Stock Brokerage Fee Comparison

  Zecco E*Trade TD Ameritrade Scottrade Sharebuilder
Stocks & ETFs
Internet
Free
$12.99
$9.99
$7.00
$9.95
Broker Assisted
$19.99
$12.99
(+$45.00)
$44.99
$27.00
Available through ING Direct only
Options
Trade
(+ contract)
$4.50
(+ $.50)
$12.99
(+ $0.75)
$9.99
(+ $.75)
$7.00
(+ $1.25)
$9.95
(+ $1.00)
Broker Assisted
(+ contract)
$19.99
(+ $.75)
$57.99
(+ $0.75)
$44.99
(+ $.75)
$27.00
(+ $1.25)
Available through ING Direct only
Inactivity fees
None
$40.00 per/quarter
after first year
None
None
None
Account Minimum(1)
None
None
None
$500
None
Margin Comparison(2)
7.20%
7.24%
9.00%
8.50%
8.00%
Mutual Funds
No Load Internet
$10.00
Free
Free
Free
(Free for No Transaction Fee Funds)
Available through ING Direct only
No Load Broker Assisted
$19.99
$45.00
+ Commission
$49.99
Fund Fee
+$20.00
Available through ING Direct only

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