Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 0
Good morning, all.

With all this push towards commission-free trading, how exactly do the popular online discount brokerages earn money?

I know there are (high) margin interest rates, and some brokerages charge fees for options contracts, but other than that, where does their profit come from?

Eric
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.