Minimum account size to qualify for no annual fees or inactivity fees
monthly contributions of $50 for young investors; $100 for everyone else, OR
eight or more commission-generating trades in preceeding 12 months
make pre-authorized contributions of $300 or more per quarter
$25,000 across all accounts OR 12 trades per year (RRSP)
$10,000 across all accounts OR 1 trade per quarter (non-registered)
$4.95 min. to $9.95 max., at rate of 1 per share
Are lower or higher commissions charged in different circumstances?
$5 (active traders on Market Q); $6.95 to $8.95 (Prestige clients); $45 (phone trades via representative, or $19.95 for Prestige clients)
$6.95 (150+ trades per quarter OR $500,000 across all accounts); $7.75 (investors aged 1830 making monthly $50+ pre-authorized contributions)
$4.95 per trade OR 1 per share to a maximum of $6.95 per trade (with subscription to a data package)
$4.99 (150+ trades per quarter); $24.99 (less than $50,000 across all accounts)
$0 (platform traders); $4.99 (150+ trades per quarter OR assets over $250,000)
Is it possible a client could be charged an Electronic Communication Network (ECN) or additional fee on top of specified commissions in certain situations?
(platform fees may apply, depending on trading volume)
(any fees are identified prior to order being placed)
($0.005 per share for U.S. securities traded outside of regular market hours)
No additional fees for retail clients paying $9.99 flat commission. Fees may apply for clients who use commission-free structure and trade with platform
$6.88 + $1.25 per contract; $4.88 +$1.25 per contract for Active Trader clients
$9.95 + $1/contract including multi-leg option strategies where customers can buy multiple options (up to 4) as part of 1 strategy and only pay one ticket commission.
9.99 for options + 1.25 per contract or 7.00 for options + 1.25 per contract for active traders (150 TPQ)
How many commission-free ETFs are offered, if any?
All Canadian and U.S.-listed ETFs (if the trade is for 100 shares or more)
Is commission charged on BUYING commission-free ETFs?
Is commission charged on SELLING commission-free ETFs?
Can you hold U.S. dollars in registered accounts?
Can you purchase international stocks online, including
ADRs online; International stocks by phone only
ADRs online; International stocks by phone only
Does the firm offer a mobile app or a mobile-adaptive design for mobile clients?
How many products are available for trading on mobile devices?
Equities, ETFs, options, mutual funds, GICs, ADRs
Equities, ETFs (Options planned to launch spring 2018)
Stocks, options, futures, FOPs, forex, fixed income, ETFs and warrants
Equities, ETFs, options, option strategies (up to 4 legs), FX and CFDs
Equities, ETFs, options (including multi-leg option and stock + option), mutual funds
Can a user get market quotes or account balances via mobile devices without logging in?
MarketQ platform access provides additional data access, streaming quotes, charts and watchlists
Active traders can select from our fixed or tiered pricing, which could provide savings on commissions.
Services for ultra active traders (300 trades per year)
Additional data access, reduced commissions, Elite phone service
Is there an exclusive service for large accounts?
5 Star Gold (assets $500,000$9,999,999 OR 30 to 149 trades per quarter)
5 Star Platinum (assets $10,000,000+ OR 150+ trades per quarter)
Provides all products and services to clients regardless of size. FX autoswap to save on financing cost
Private Distinctive Services (includes a dedicated account manager)
Royal Circle (assets over $250,000 OR annual commissions over $5,000)
Personal relationship manager and dedicated team, expedited account opening and transfers, dedicated phone line and email, custom credit solutions, premium margin rates, preferred FX rates
What days and hours are live-chat or telephone services available?
Sun: 06:0000:00 ETMonSat, 24 hoursMonFri, 08:0017:00 ETMonFri, 08:0020:00 ETMonFri, 08:3017:00 ETMonFri, 07:3020:00 ET
Average time to respond to a non-login service enquiry in past year
For more information, including Best Features and Buyer Beware information
1. Equity and options commissions may vary according to the size of the investors account and/or the frequency of trades.
2. Response times are measured using Surviscors Service Level Assessment program which assessed 152 non-secure service interactions between May 2018 to April 2019.
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