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TradeStation commission and other fees

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Overview of TradeStation 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 charges.

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TradeStation commission and other trading fees

The good news is that TradeStation has low trading fees in general. We ranked the fees of TradeStation 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 commissions, spreads, and financing rates for each asset class are low/average/high.

Classification of TradeStation commission and other trading fees
Stock and ETF
Low Low Low
Forex
- - Average
Fund
Average - Average
Bond
Low - Low
Options
Low Low Low
Futures
Low Low Low

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

TradeStation stock and ETF commissions, spreads

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

TradeStation stock and ETF commission
US stock
$5 per trade for non-US clients. For US clients, commission-free up to the first 10,000 shares per trade.
UK stock
Not available
German stock
Not available
Indian stock
Not available

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

TradeStation stock and ETF commission, spreads vs competitors
US stock
$5.0
$0.0
$1.0
UK stock
-
-
$3.8
German stock
-
-
$3.2
Indian stock
-
-
$0.20

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

TradeStation fund commissions

TradeStation fund commissions are average. The table below shows how TradeStation fund commissions are calculated.

TradeStation fund commissions
Mutual fund
$14.95 per transaction

Check out how TradeStation fund fees compare with the competition.

TradeStation fund commissions
Mutual fund
$15.0
-
$15.0

Fund commissions are calculated for a $2,000 trade

TradeStation bond commissions

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

TradeStation bond commissions
US Treasury bond
$14.95 + $5 per bond
EU/UK government bond
Not available

See how TradeStation bond fees stack up against the competition.

TradeStation bond commissions vs competitors
US Treasury bond
$20.0
-
$5.0
EU/UK government bond
-
-
$10.0

Bond commissions are calculated for a $10,000 trade

TradeStation options commissions

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

TradeStation options commissions
US stock index options
For US clients, $0.6 contract per contract
US stock options
Commission-free trading for the first 10,000 shares per trade
UK stock index options
Not available
German stock index options
Not available

Compare options commissions charged by TradeStation with those of tastytrade and Interactive Brokers.

TradeStation options commissions vs competitors
US stock index options
$11.0
$7.5
$6.5
US stock options
$5.0
$5.0
$6.5
UK stock index options
-
-
$21.3
German stock index options
-
-
$18.4

Options commissions are calculated for 10 contracts

TradeStation futures commissions

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

TradeStation futures commissions
US micro e-mini stock index futures
$1.5 per contract for standard products, $0.5 per contract for micro products
UK stock index futures
Not available
German e-mini stock index futures
Not available

Compare how the futures commissions of TradeStation stack up against those of tastytrade and Interactive Brokers.

TradeStation futures commissions vs competitors
US micro e-mini stock index futures
$5.0
$8.5
$2.5
UK stock index futures
-
-
$21.3
German e-mini stock index futures
-
-
$8.6

Futures commissions are calculated for 10 contracts

TradeStation non-trading fees

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

TradeStation non-trading fees vs competitors
Deposit fee
$0
$0
$0
Withdrawal fee
$35
$0
$0
Account fee
No
No
No
Inactivity fee
Yes
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 and its closest competitors. To learn more about TradeStation, 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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Adam Nasli
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I bring extensive financial expertise as one of BrokerChooser's earliest team members. Personally, I tested nearly all 100+ brokers on our site, opening real-money accounts, executing trades, assessing customer services, and providing firsthand assessment. My professional background includes roles in the banking sector and a degree from Central European University, where I teach finance. My passions lies in in-depth research of the financial industry, building trading algorithms, and managing long-term investments.
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