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Frequently Asked Questions
Commissions, Fees, Margins
- What are your commission rates?
Our commission rates vary by service level. View our Services Overview page for details. Self-Directed and Full Service both use our "Bottom Line Pricing" rate structure, with all exchange, brokerage, and NFA fees included.
- What fees may be assessed to my account?
Account balances under $1,000 are charged a quarterly maintenance fee of $25 if there was no trade activity during the quarter. Other fees may apply for bank wires, US Treasury Bills, etc.
See our Fee Schedule for details.
- How do you determine your margin requirements?
Our margin requirements are generally exchange minimum. Details can be found on our Contract Specifications page.
See our Margin Policy for additional information.
- Can I earn interest on the balance in my account?
Yes. You can purchase a US Treasury Bill and earn interest while utilizing 95 percent of the T-Bill's face value to meet your margin requirement. The smallest T-bill you can purchase has a face value of $10,000 and larger amounts are purchased in increments of $5,000.