Commission & Fees

What makes our pricing model different? TRANSPARENCY

Often, when traders are searching for a new broker, they’re hyper-focused on the commission schedule. Although the commission structure is important, it does not provide the full picture. Lately, some Brokers have gotten opaque in their pricing models, finding ways to hide additional fees in the fine print that will ultimately end up being charged to your account. Think about it, if a Broker is charging little (or no) commissions, where are they making their profit?

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Are they charging you higher routing fees, overnight locate multipliers, marked up short interest, inflated locate prices, fees for Broker-assisted trades, or applying excessive account fees for minor services? Are they being paid by Executing Brokers for your order flow? Are they offering temporary discounts on Locates already priced above market? Unfortunately, it’s not until a few months later that you realize your overall cost is significantly more than you thought.

This is exactly why we fully believe that HONESTY and TRANSPARENCY will win in the long run. Therefore, we designed our commission structure in a way that makes sense to the Active Trader. They can easily determine what their trade costs will be, with confidence. It’s simple. It’s clean. It’s transparent. The way it should be!

Pricing

With our low cost tiered pricing, you pocket the profits.

Equities (per share)

Rates as low as…

$0.0015

No Minimums

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Pricing Details

Options (per contract)

Rates as low as…

$0.30

No Minimums

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Pricing Details

Software Fees

Platform
Monthly Fee
Cobra TraderPro
$100
Waived if you trade 200,000 shares/month
DAS Trader Pro
$125
Waived if you trade 250,000 shares/month
Sterling Trader Pro
$200/$230 with options
Waived if you trade 300,000 shares/month

Market Data

Basic Data Package
($/month)
Non-Pro
25.00
Pro
79.00
Optional Market Data Fees
($/month)
OPRA Level 1 and 2
50.00
Pink Sheet Level 2 data
20.00
Nasdaq TotalView
20.00
NYSE ArcaBook
12.00
Dow Jones Newswire
100.00

Routing Fees

Equity Exchange Fees

Cobra TraderPro
Route
Add Liquidity
($/share)
Remove Liquidity
($/share)
ARCA
0.0020
(0.0035)
ARCAEDGE
0.0020
(0.0035)
BATS
0.0020
(0.0030)
CODAREB
FREE
FREE
CSFBDESK
(0.0015)
(0.0015)
MLSMART
(0.0025)
(0.0025)
NSDQ
0.0015
(0.0032)
PDQMID
(0.0016)
(0.0016)
SENSOR5
(0.0010)
(0.0010)
STRIKE
(0.0015)
(0.0015)
Sterling Trader Pro
Route
Add Liquidity
($/share)
Remove Liquidity
($/share)
ARCA
0.0020
(0.0035)
BATS
0.0020
(0.0030)
BYX
(0.0009)
0.0019
CHX
0.0015
(0.003)
CODAMID
(0.001)
(0.001)
CODASMART
(0.001)
(0.001)
CSFBDESK
(0.0015)
(0.0015)
EDGA
(0.003)
(0.0003)
EDGX
0.0019
(0.0030)
IEX
FREE
FREE
ITGDUAL
(0.0025)
(0.0025)
ITGSMRT
FREE
FREE
MLSMART
(0.0025)
(0.0025)
NITE1
0.0022
(0.0029)
NQBX
(0.0035)
0.0003
NSDQ
0.0015
(0.0032)
NYSE
(0.001)
(0.0035)
PDQMID
(0.0016)
(0.0016)
PDQSMART
FREE
FREE
SENSOR5
(0.001)
(0.001)
SPDRREBATE
FREE
FREE
SPDRRTE
(0.0005)
(0.0005)
SPDRX
(0.001)
(0.001)
STRIKE
(0.0015)
(0.0015)
CODAAGGR
(0.002)
(0.002)
CODAREB
FREE
FREE
DARKAGG
(0.0015)
(0.0015)
DAS Trader Pro
Route
Add Liquidity
($/share)
Remove Liquidity
($/share)
ARCA
0.002
(0.0035)
BATS
0.002
(0.003)
DASH
(0.001)
(0.001)
DRK
(0.003)
(0.003)
EDGA
(0.003)
(0.0003)
EDGX
0.0019
(0.003)
FAN
0.0022
(0.0029)
HEAT
(0.0015)
(0.0015)
LIMIT (Clearpool)
0.002
(0.0035)
LAMP*
FREE
FREE
MARKET (Clearpool)
(0.0035)
(0.0035)
NQBX
(0.0035)
0.0005
NSDQ
0.0015
(0.0035)
NYSE
(0.001)
(0.0035)
OTCX
FREE
(0.003)
PSMT
FREE
FREE
REBATE
FREE
FREE
SMOK
FREE
FREE
SPDR
(0.001)
(0.001)
STOP (Clearpool)
(0.0035)
(0.0035)
STTH
(0.0015)
(0.0015)
YBAT
(0.0009)
0.0019
VWAP
(0.0025)
(0.0025)
TWAP
(0.0025)
(0.0025)
TWP2
(0.0025)
(0.0025)
TWP5
(0.0025)
(0.0025)
TWP10
(0.0025)
(0.0025)
TWP20
(0.0025)
(0.0025)
TWP30
(0.0025)
(0.0025)

Option Exchange Fees

Route
Add Liquidity
($/share)
Remove Liquidity
($/share)
CLEANSWEEP
FREE
FREE
DASH
FREE
FREE
DELTA-ADJ
FREE
FREE
DMA
FREE
FREE
FAST SWEEP
FREE
FREE
MLOPT-DELTA
FREE
FREE
MLXOPT
FREE
FREE

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

$0.00013* Quantity of Shares Sold ($6.49 per trade maximum)

SEC Section 31

In addition to your regular commission, a separate transaction fee (equal to the principal amount x $0.00002290) 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.

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 Trading
5.25%
Charles Schwab
8.325%
Merrill Lynch
8.625%
Lightspeed Trading
7.50%
TD Ameritrade
9.25%
E-Trade
8.70%

Account Fees

Broker Assisted Trades
FREE
Emailed Statements
FREE
Email Confirms
FREE
ACAT Transfer (outgoing)
$95.00
ACH Transfers
No Charge
Annual IRA Fee
$35.00
Annual Outside Investment IRA Fee
$200.00
Blue Sheet Inquiry
No Charge
Check Requests
No 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
$2.50 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

Rate Guide

Equities Per Share
Trading actively and want a customized rate?
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$.0015*
10M to 20M shares per month
$.00175*
5M to 10M shares per month
$.002*
1M to 5M shares per month
$.0025*
500K to 1M shares per month
$.00275*
100K to 500K shares per month
$.003*
0 to 100K shares per month
Options Per Contract
Trading actively and want a customized rate?
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$.30*
10,000 contracts +
$.40*
2,001 to 10,000 contracts per month
$.50*
0 to 2,000 contracts per month

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