2019 Charles Schwab Investments commission cost for buy stock order on NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges. Charles Schwab fees for stock selling trades.

Charles Schwab Fee To Buy and Sell Stocks

At Charles Schwab stock and exchange traded funds (ETFs) will cost clients $4.95 per transaction. Options will cost $4.95 + 0.65 per contract. There is a surcharge of $5.00 for automated phone stock and ETFs trades, and a fee of $25.00 for broker assisted trades.

OneSource® Mutual Funds are offered at no cost. At first glance it looks like an appealing option to add these funds to one's portfolio with little to no fees, but after researching you'll find that some of the more common and better performing funds are not on the list of no-fee trades. If you choose to invest in one of the funds not on Charles Schwab no-fee list, you will be charged the highest commission of among discount brokers - $76 per trade. To compare, Ally Invest charges $9.95 for the same transactions.

Charles Schwab Stock Trading Fees Comparison

Brokerage Rating Pricing Promotion Min
Firstrade Firstrade rating $0

$0 commissions + up to $200 in transfer fee rebates.

Ally Invest Ally Invest rating $3.95-$4.95

Up to $3,500 cash bonus + commission free trades for new accounts.

Charles Schwab Charles Schwab rating $4.95

Make $100,000 deposit and get 500 commission-free online equity and options trades.

TD Ameritrade 4.5-star brokerage firm rating $6.95

Trade free for 60 days + get up to $600.


All Charles Schwab Trading Fees

Stocks and ETFs$4.95
Stocks and ETFs broker assisted$4.95 + $25.00
Stocks and ETFs phone trades$4.95 + $5.00
Schwab ETF OneSource™ online trades $0, automated phone trades - $5.00 service charge, broker assisted $25.00 service charge
Options $4.95 + $0.65 per contract
Options broker assisted Online pricing + $25.00.
Mutual Funds Transaction-Fee Funds$76 per buy, $0 per sell. OneSource® Mutual Funds - free to buy, to sell.
Mutual Funds Transaction-Fee Funds broker assistedOnline pricing + $25.00 service charge
Futures $1.50 per contract
CDs, Corporate Bonds, Municipal Bonds, Government Agencies, Zero-Coupon Treasuries, including STRIPS and Mortgage-Backed Securities $1 per bond, $10 minimum, $250 maximum

Charles Schwab Review

Charles Schwab is one of the largest stock brokers in the country with $2.55 trillion in total client assets. The brokerage offers a wide selection of investment products available online and in person at 325 offices in 45 U.S. states. Schwab has 9.6 million active brokerage accounts.

Charles Schwab Minimum Requirements And Account Fees Review

$1,000 is a minimum opening deposit for the Charles Schwab brokerage or IRA accounts. The minimum investment deposit can be waived if investors set up an automatic minimum monthly transfer of $100 through direct deposit or Schwab MoneyLink, or open a Schwab Bank High Yield Investor Checking account linked to a brokerage account.

There are no maintenance or inactivity fees. Setting up an Individual Retirement Account is also free of charge.

Charles Schwab Customer Support Review

Charles Schwab has a great customer support. Investment professionals can be reached via email, phone or an online chat system 24/7/365.

For one-on-one help specialists are available at over 300 branches across the country. Clients who are interested in improving their knowledge in finance and investing can attend free workshops at Schwab's offices.

Investors can also ask questions or get experts' advice through Schwab's online trading community.

Schwab Research and Education Review

Charles Schwab provides outstanding research. All customers have free access to a broad range of advanced analysis tools and research. Along with firm's proprietary research Schwab offers third-party professional research from Morningstar®, Credit Suisse, Ned Davis, and Standard & Poor's.

U.S. and international market research, market activity, news and analysis are available to all Schwab's clients. Trading Services customers get access to a commercial-free live stream CNBC TV.

Live educational events and workshops are offered daily at local Schwab's offices. A vast selection of educational videos, lectures and tutorials are available online to all firm's customers.

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