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TradeStation Global commission and other fees

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Overview of TradeStation Global fees and charges

We know that fees are on top of people's mind when selecting a broker. Brokerage fees consist of trading and non-trading fees. The most important trading fees are commission, spread, and financing rate.

  • Commission: it's charged when you execute a trade (either buy or sell). Commissions can be volume-tiered or flat fees. Nowadays, there are many commission-free brokers, click on the following links to check out the best free stockbrokers in the US and the EU.
  • Spread: it denotes the difference between the bid and ask price. When you trade forex or CFDs, spreads can make up a significant part of your trading costs.
  • Financing rate/overnight costs: if you trade on leverage, you may be charged for holding your positions overnight. This cost can be expressed as a percentage or in swap points.
  • Non-trading fees: these occur when you deposit and withdraw funds, or if you don't use your account for a certain period.

Now, let's dive into the details and see what commissions, spreads, and financing rates TradeStation Global charges.

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TradeStation Global commission and other trading fees

The good news is that TradeStation Global has low trading fees in general. We ranked the fees of TradeStation Global as low, average, or high based on how they compare with all reviewed brokers.

Check out this table to get an overview of whether TradeStation Global commissions, spreads, and financing rates for each asset class are low/average/high.

Classification of TradeStation Global commission and other trading fees
Stock and ETF
Low Low High
Forex
Average Low Average
Fund
High Low Low
Bond
Low Low High
Options
Average High Average
Futures
Low High Average
CFD
Average Average Average
Financing rate
Low Low High

Now let's go over the trading fees for each asset class one by one.

TradeStation Global stock and ETF commissions, spreads

TradeStation Global stock and ETF commissions are low. TradeStation Global stock and ETF commissions are charged as per the table below.

TradeStation Global stock and ETF commission
US stock
$0.01 per share, min. $1.5
UK stock
0.1%, min £1.5
German stock
0.12% of trade value with min €1.8
Indian stock
0.18% of the trade value

You can compare TradeStation Global stock and ETF fees with the two closest competitors.

TradeStation Global stock and ETF commission, spreads vs competitors
US stock
$1.5
$1.6
$20.0
UK stock
$2.0
$3.8
$31.3
German stock
$2.4
$3.2
$27.0
Indian stock
$3.60
-
-

Stock and ETF commissions are calculated for a $2,000 trade

TradeStation Global forex commissions and spreads

TradeStation Global forex fees are average. TradeStation Global forex commissions and spreads for individual currency pairs are charged as per the table below.

TradeStation Global forex commissions and spreads
EURUSD fee description
0.6 bps*trade value; min $2 per trade
GBPUSD fee description
0.6 bps*trade value; min $2 per trade

Check out how TradeStation Global forex fees compare to its two closest competitors.

TradeStation Global forex fees vs competitors
EURUSD benchmark fee
$13.3 $10.7 $25.6
GBPUSD benchmark fee
$8.8 $7.0 $12.0
AUDUSD benchmark fee
$27.3 $11.8 $12.4
EURCHF benchmark fee
$0.3 $0.0 $0.0
EURGBP benchmark fee
$13.3 $10.5 $26.3

Forex fees are calculated for a $20,000 trade using 30:1 leverage

TradeStation Global fund commissions

TradeStation Global fund commissions are high. The table below shows how TradeStation Global fund commissions are calculated.

TradeStation Global fund commissions
Mutual fund
$25 per trade

Check out how TradeStation Global fund fees compare with the competition.

TradeStation Global fund commissions
Mutual fund
$25.0
$0.0
$9.0

Fund commissions are calculated for a $2,000 trade

TradeStation Global bond commissions

TradeStation Global bond commissions are low. The table below contains the description of TradeStation Global bond commissions.

TradeStation Global bond commissions
US Treasury bond
0.03% of trade value; min $7.5
EU/UK government bond
0.15% of trade value; min €3

See how TradeStation Global bond fees stack up against the competition.

TradeStation Global bond commissions vs competitors
US Treasury bond
$7.5
$21.6
$75.0
EU/UK government bond
$15.0
$21.6
$54.0

Bond commissions are calculated for a $10,000 trade

TradeStation Global options commissions

You can see below the description of TradeStation Global options commissions. TradeStation Global options fees are average.

TradeStation Global options commissions
US stock index options
$1.5 per contract
US stock options
$1.5 per contract
UK stock index options
£1.5 per contract
German stock index options
€1.5 per contract

Compare options commissions charged by TradeStation Global with those of Saxo and Swissquote.

TradeStation Global options commissions vs competitors
US stock index options
$15.0
$20.0
$19.9
US stock options
$15.0
$20.0
$14.9
UK stock index options
$18.8
$37.5
-
German stock index options
$16.2
$21.6
$10.8

Options commissions are calculated for 10 contracts

TradeStation Global futures commissions

You can see below how TradeStation Global futures commissions are charged. TradeStation Global futures fees are low.

TradeStation Global futures commissions
US micro e-mini stock index futures
$0.5 per contract
UK stock index futures
£0.95 per contract
German e-mini stock index futures
€1.35 per contract

Compare how the futures commissions of TradeStation Global stack up against those of Saxo and Swissquote.

TradeStation Global futures commissions vs competitors
US micro e-mini stock index futures
$5.0
$30.0
$19.9
UK stock index futures
$11.9
$37.5
-
German e-mini stock index futures
$14.6
$43.2
$10.8

Futures commissions are calculated for 10 contracts

TradeStation Global CFD commissions and spreads

TradeStation Global CFD fees are average. TradeStation Global CFD commissions and spreads for different assets are charged as per the table below.

TradeStation Global CFD commissions and spreads
S&P 500 CFD fee
Spread cost plus 0.0075% of the trade value; min $1.5 per order
Europe 50 CFD fee
0.0015% of the trade value; min €1.5 per order
Apple CFD
$0.007 per share; min $1.5 per order
Vodafone CFD
0.075% of trade value; min £4.5 per order

Below you can see how TradeStation Global CFD fees compare with those of Saxo and Swissquote.

TradeStation Global CFD fees vs competitors
S&P 500 index CFD fee
$5.8 $3.6 $3.7
Euro Stoxx 50 index CFD fee
$5.5 $3.7 $3.8
Apple CFD
$1.6
$4.1
-
Vodafone CFD
$6.2
$10.6
-

CFD fees are calculated for a $2,000 trade using 20:1 leverage for stock index CFDs, and 5:1 leverage for stock CFDs

TradeStation Global financing rates

TradeStation Global financing rates are low. They make up a significant part of your trading costs if you hold your position for a long time.

Check out how TradeStation Global financing rates compare with those of Saxo and Swissquote.

TradeStation Global financing rates vs competitors
EURUSD financing rate
2.3%
2.4%
5.9%
GBPUSD financing rate
1.1%
1.3%
2.3%
S&P 500 CFD financing rate
6.8%
8.9%
7.9%
Euro Stoxx 50 CFD financing rate
5.5%
7.4%
6.4%
Apple CFD financing rate
6.8%
8.9%
-
Vodafone CFD financing rate
6.7%
8.7%
-

TradeStation Global non-trading fees

In addition to trading fees, it's important to see if TradeStation Global charges a fee on deposits, withdrawals, account maintenance, and inactivity. We compared these fees levied by TradeStation Global with its two closest competitors.

TradeStation Global non-trading fees vs competitors
Deposit fee
$0
$0
$0
Withdrawal fee
$0
$0
$10
Account fee
No
No
No
Inactivity fee
No
No
No

CFD fees are calculated for a $2,000 trade using 20:1 leverage for stock index CFDs, and 5:1 leverage for stock CFDs

Bottom line

Hopefully, by now you have a clear picture of the commissions, spreads, financing rates, and non-trading fees charged by TradeStation Global and its closest competitors. To learn more about TradeStation Global, check out this detailed review. If you would like more information about fees in general, read this article about brokerage fees.

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Gyula Lencsés, CFA
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Gyula is a former analyst expert and Head of Content at BrokerChooser. With over a decade in finance, he led content creation at BrokerChooser and personally evaluated some of our 100+ listed brokers. He opened real-money accounts, executed transactions, and engaged with customer services, offering firsthand assessments. Prior to BrokerChooser, he managed mutual funds in wealth management, trading stocks, ETFs, bonds, commodities, forex, and derivatives. His goal: simplify the hunt for top brokers in a dynamic investment landscape.
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