Optionshouse Commission Structure

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Optionshouse brokerage fee schedule, IRA account fees, margin rates. Broker's pricing 2017.

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Optionshouse Commissions

ProductPrice
Stocks and ETFs $4.95
Stocks and ETFs broker assisted $4.95 + $25
Options$4.95 + $0.50 per contract
Futures$1.50*
Mutual funds $20
The introductory rate for futures accounts is $1.50 per side plus Exchange and NFA fees. After 9/30/2016, the rate will increase to $2.00 per side plus Exchange and NFA fees.

Optionshouse Account Fees

Fees Amount
Outgoing Wire Fees (Domestic)$25
Domestic Check Fee$5
Overnight Check Delivery$30
Saturday Delivery Checks$25
Returned Check Fee, per Check$30
Returned ACH Fee$30
Returned Wire Fee$30
Pre-Pay Fee1$20
IRA Closing Fee$60
Transfer and Ship (Certificate)2$235
Certificate Processing Fee3$300 minimum
Certificate Process Return Fee$100 minimum
Restricted Stock Processing Fee$205
Outgoing ACAT Transfers4$75
Outgoing Partial ACAT Transfers$25
DRS Transfers, per transaction$115
DWAC Transfers, per Transaction$50
Voluntary Corporate Actions (Reorg/Tender Offers)$50
Debit Card Annual Fee$75
Checking Account Check Stop Payment$30
Checking Account Return Check$30
Worthless Security Held, per Qtr$15.00
Index Fees, per Contract$0.52
OTCBB (Pink Sheets)5$0.005/share
Platinum Card Only/annual fee$45
Access Reorder Fee/15 non-duplicate$5
Spectrum Reorder Fee/150 non-duplicate$15
Broker Assist Fee$25
FINRA TAF6Visit the official Optionshouse website for more info
Illiquid FeesVisit the official Optionshouse website for more info
Options Regulatory Fee, per Contract7$0.0417
Regulatory Fee on Equity and Option Sales8Visit the official Optionshouse website for more info
Execution Fees for Non-DTCC Securities9Visit the official Optionshouse website for more info
F Share Fee10$50
Spectrum Checks Only annual fee$30
Spectrum Checks w/ Gold annual fee$60
Gold Card Only annual fee$30
Spectrum Checks w/ Platinum annual fee$75

Pre-Pay Fee

1 - Margin Accounts only. $20 per request or .20% of the principal amount above $10,000.

Transfer & Ship

2 - $235-$700 or higher plus additional transfer agent fees, DTC fees, and shipping costs

Certificate Processing

3 - $75.00 plus any additional transfer agent fees, DTC fees, and shipping costs

Outgoing Partial ACAT Transfers

4 - Apex Clearing will charge the customer $75 directly. OptionsHouse will rebate customers $50 of the fee. OTCBB

5 - For stocks priced $2.00 or less that are not options eligible, add $0.005 per share for the entire order. FINRA TAF

6 - FINRA levies a Trading Activity Fee (TAF) for sales of covered equity securities that we pass through to you. The FINRA TAF for stock sales is currently $0.000119 per share with a per-transaction cap of $5.95. For example, if you sell 1,000 shares of stock the fee would be the number of shares [1,000] multiplied by $0.000119 which equals $0.119. The FINRA TAF for option sales is currently $0.002 per contract. For example, if you sell 100 options contracts, the fee would be the number of contracts [100] multiplied by $0.002, which equals $0.20. Exchange Regulatory Fees

7 - Options exchanges assess an Options Regulatory Fee (referred to as the “ORF fee”) on options transactions executed by its members that clear in the customer range at Options Clearing Corporation (“OCC”) regardless of the marketplace of execution. The effective rate of the ORF fee is per contract with no minimum per trade. Fee charges will be rounded to the nearest penny. Please note Exchange Fees are subject to change.

Regulatory Fees

8 - When you sell a stock or option, we include a regulatory fee which appears on your confirmation slip. OptionsHouse is required to pay this regulatory fee to the applicable regulatory agency based on the volume of securities sold. The current rate for sales of equity securities is $18.40 for every $1,000,000 in sales. OptionsHouse reserves the right to pass-through any additional regulatory or exchange transaction fees. Execution for Non-DTCC

9 - Trades in Non-DTCC Eligible Securities routinely carry with them the following pass-through charges: Execution Fee-$7.50, DTC Fee-$80.00, Deposit Fee-$75.00, and a New York Window Fee of $34.00. Additional pass-through fees from Transfer Agents ranging from $25.00 to $500.00 can also be associated with non-DTCC securities. Before placing trades in these securities, please contact the OptionsHouse Trade Desk to determine the approximate cost to trade these in addition to the OptionsHouse commission charge. F Share Fees

10 - OptionsHouse charges an additional $50 fee per transaction on F shares. F stocks refer to foreign ordinary securities that trade on the OTC Pink Sheet markets. Although these stocks trade on the pink sheets and are quoted in US Dollars, the actual settlement of shares occurs in the local market and currency where the company is registered.

Optionshouse fees are as of 2015 and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information visit Optionshouse website.

Optionshouse Margin Rates

Debit BalanceOptionshouse Margin Rates
<$25,0008.25%
$25,000-$50,0007.75%
$50,001-$100,0007.00%
$100,001-$250,0006.50%
$250,001-$500,0005.75%
$500,001-$1,000.0004.00%
$1,000.001+ 3.75%

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