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Commissions and Fees

Commissions
Equities (per share)
$.004*0 to 250K shares per month
$.0035*250K to 1M shares per month
$.003*1M to 2M shares per month
$.002*2M to 10M shares per month

*If you trade over 10M shares per month, call us at 877-792-6272 to negotiate a customized commission rate

Options (per contract)
$.50*0 to 2,000 contracts per month
$.40*2,001 to 10,000 contracts per month
$.30*10,000 contracts +

*All trades will be charged a $1 minimum commission and are subject to ECN charges/rebates and regulatory fees. ECN rebates cannot bring the total commission on any given trade below $0.00. Unless agreed upon in advance the lowest volume commission tier will apply and remain in effect regardless of monthly volumes. You must contact us to request any rate changes. Changes will not apply retroactively. The pass through rebate/fee is not taken into consideration for the minimum commission charge. Subject to approval. Call 877-792-6272 to speak to a broker immdediately.

Software Fees
PlatformMonthly Fee
DAS Trader Pro$125Waived if you trade 250,000 shares/month
Sterling Trader Pro$200/$230 with optionsWaived if you trade 300,000 shares/month
RealTick Express$200Waived if you trade 300,000 shares/month
RealTick PRO$350Waived if you trade 500,000 shares/month

*Software waiver only applies to software fee and not any additional market data charges. Software fees are billed the following month after volumes have been calculated. In the event the software is canceled current and next month charges will apply.

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Market Data
Basic Data Package ($/month)
Non-Pro25.00
Pro79.00

Includes Nasdaq Level 1 data, Nasdaq Level 2 data, NYSE Level 1 data, NYSE Level 2 data, Pink Level 1 data, Basic US Indices, OPRA.

 

Market Data Fees ($/month)
ARCA Global OTC50.00
CME E-mini Level I45.00
.Net Toolkit App100.00
Dow Jones News100.00
Real Tick UltraLite50.00
ISE Spreads Book Level 225.00
Nasdaq Level I Pro20.00
Nasdaq TotalView Non-Pro20.00
Nasdaq TotalView Pro86.00
NYSE ArcaBook Non-Pro15.00
NYSE Euronext Global Indicies Feed6.00
NYSE Euronext Global Indicies Feed6.00
NYSE Mkt Pro Tape B Level 210.00
NYSE OpenBook Non-Pro20.00
Pink Level 2 Non-Pro20.00
Trade Spreads50.00
Real Tick UltraLite w/ desktop Version100.00
Routing Fees

Equity Exchange Fees

Sterling Trader Pro

RouteAdd Liquidity ($/Share)Remove Liquidity ($/share)
ARCA0.0020(0.0035)
BACARCA0.0020(0.0035)
BACNSDQ0.0015(0.0032)
BARCSMT(0.0025)(0.0025)
BATS0.0020(0.0030)
BYX(0.0009)0.0019
CHX0.0015(0.003)
CODAMID(0.001)(0.001)
CODASMART(0.001)(0.001)
CPCIT(0.001)(0.001)
CPETRD(0.001)(0.001)
CPKCG(0.001)(0.001)
CSFBDESKFREEFREE
EDGA(0.0003)(0.0003)
EDGX0.0019(0.0030)
IEXFREEFREE
ITGDUAL(0.0025)(0.0025)
ITGSMRTFREEFREE
MLSMART(0.0025)(0.0025)
NITE10.0022(0.0029)
NIX2(0.003)(0.003)
NBQX(0.0035)0.0003
NSDQ0.0015(0.0032)
NYSE(0.001)(0.0035)
PDQMID(0.0016)(0.0016)
PDQSMARTFREEFREE
SENSOR5(0.001)(0.001)
SPDRREBATEFREEFREE
SPDRRTE(0.0005)(0.0005)
SPDRX(0.0010)(0.0010)
STEALTH2(0.0015)(0.0015)
STRIKE(0.0015)(0.0015)
TAILOR1(0.001)(0.001)
TSIOCFREEFREE

RealTick

RouteAdd Liquidity ($/Share)Remove Liquidity ($/share)
ARCA-COBRA0.0020(0.0035)
ARCA-PMKT0.0020(0.0035)
CSFB-COBRAFREEFREE
NITE-FAN0.0022(0.0029)
NSDQ-COBRA0.0020(0.0032)
SMART-COBRA(0.0025)(0.0025)

DAS Trader Pro

RouteAdd Liquidity ($/Share)Remove Liquidity ($/share)
ARCA0.002-0.0035
BATS0.002(0.003)
DASH(0.001)(0.001)
DRK(0.003)(0.003)
EDGA(0.0003)(0.0003)
EDGX0.0019(0.003)
FANFREEFREE
HCITI(0.001)(0.001)
HEAT(0.0015)(0.0015)
HELIX(0.001)(0.001)
HETR(0.001)(0.001)
HKCG(0.001)(0.001)
LIMITFREEFREE
MARKETFREEFREE
NIX(0.003)(0.003)
NQBX(0.0035)0.0003
NSDQ0.0015(0.0032)
NYSE(0.001)(0.0035)
PSMTFREEFREE
REBATEFREEFREE
SPDR(0.0005)(0.0005)
STOP(0.001)(0.001)
STTH(0.0015)(0.0015)
TIOCFREEFREE
TSIGFREEFREE
YBAT(0.0009)0.0019

Amounts in parenthesis ( ) are a CHARGE to your account, in addition to you regular commission. Amounts without parenthesis are a REBATE.

 

Option Exchange Fees

RouteAdd Liquidity ($/Share)Remove Liquidity ($/share)
CLEANSWEEPFREEFREE
DASHFREEFREE
DELTA-ADJFREEFREE
DMAFREEFREE
FAST SWEEPFREEFREE
MLOPT-DELTAFREEFREE
MLXOPTFREEFREE
TWAPFREEFREE

Option Routing and Regulatory Fees ($/contract)

EQUITY.05
SPX Indicies.55
ALL OTHER INDICIES.40
ETFs.20
OCC CLEARING FEES.05
OPTION REGULATORY FEE (ORF).0427

FINRA Trading Activity Fees

$0.000119 * Quantity of Shares Sold ($5.95 per trade maximum)

SEC Section 31

In addition to your regular commission, a separate transaction fee (equal to the principal amount x 0.00002180) will apply to the sale of all equitites, options, and exchange-traded fund (ETF) securities. The fee, calculated as stated above, only applies to the sale of equitites, options, and ETF securities and will be displayed on your trade confirmation. The transaction fee is a fee collected by the United State Securities and Exchange Commission to recover the costs to the Government for the supervision and regulation of the securities markets and securities professionals. All fees will be rounded to the next penny.

Foreign Transaction Tax

Some securities traded in the U.S. markets, American Depository Receipts (ADR) are an example, can be subject to foreign transaction tax collection. The amount and method of calculation can vary from country to country. Please note that by executing transactions in the subjected securities our account will be subject to the foreign financial transaction tax. As a tax, this fee is not rolled into the cost of the trade but rather collected at a later date.

*All fees listed are in addition to normal commission rate. Routes ARCA-PMKT, CSFB-COBRA, SPD-RTE and VAN_DESK are subject to $1.00/trade fee on the RealTick and RealTick Express platforms. ECN rebates do not apply to stocks below $1.00. ECN rebates cannot bring the total commission on any given trade below $0.00. All fees are subject to change without notice. This page is a good faith estimate of the current rates but may not be completely accurate. Cobra Trading is not liable for any discrepancies between listed rates and the actual rates applied.

**If necessary, we reserve the right to charge or adjust for venue, routing, or exchange fees based on vendor changes in routing rates. We reserve the right to mark up or adjust any routing fees at our sole discretion. Clients trading on per ticket rates are not eligible for ECN rebates unless agreed to in writing by management. We do receive payment for order flow when routing certain equity and options orders with specific routes or market centers, more information available upon request. There may be other routes available that are not listed here, which may charge a fee. You should always call and check the fee on any route before using it.

Margin Rates

At Cobra Trading we realize that active traders and investors often utilize margin to hold positions overnight. For that reason we believe our low margin rates can help you as a trader keep your costs in line and allow you to keep more of your hard earned money.

Cobra Trading charges a low 5.25% margin rate on margin balances of $1.00 or $1,000,000.00*.

Compare Cobra Trading’s Margin rates with some of our competitors

Cobra Trading5.25%
Charles Schwab7.50%
Merrill Lynch7.50%
Lightspeed Trading8.25%
TD Ameritrade9.50%
E-Trade9.75%

(Comparison based on 6/20/18 posted margin rates and based on a $100,000 margin balance.
*If your margin balance exceeds $1,000,000.00 please contact us for special margin pricing.

Account Fees
Broker Assisted TradesFREE
Emailed StatementsFREE
Email ConfirmsFREE
ACAT Transfer (outgoing)$95.00
ACH TransfersNo Charge
Annual IRA Fee$35.00
Annual Outside Investment IRA Fee$200.00
Blue Sheet InquiryNo Charge
Check RequestsNo Charge
Disposition of Worthless Security$50.00
Fed Call Extensions$10.00 plus interest
Option Assignment or Exercise$10.00 + $0.005/share with $11.00 minimum
Outgoing Wire$20.00
Outgoing Wire (International)$25.00
Overnight Delivery (US)$25.00
Paper confirms$2.00 per confirm / $5.00 international
Paper statements$2.00 per statement / $5.00 international
Quarterly Inactivity Fee$15.00
Returned Checks$25.00
Returned Wire$20.00