Buy Motifs / Sell Motifs / Additional Buys of the Entire Motif You Own / Rebalance Positions in a Motif
Minimum investment amount $250 for these buy/sell orders unless you're placing a "Sell All" order to sell the entire motif you own
$9.95 per Motif
Buy/Sell Individual Stocks/ETFs in Motifs You Own
  • Buy Additional Shares of Any Individual Stock/ETF within a Motif you Own
  • Sell Partial Shares of Any Individual Stock/ETF within a Motif You Own
  • Sell All Shares of Any Individual Stock/ETF within a Motif You Own
$4.95 per Stock/ETF


Margin Requirements

You must have at least $2,000 in your margin account before buying stocks on margin. The maintenance margin requires you to have a certain level of equity in the margin account. If the account value falls below the maintenance margin, Motif will issue a margin call and you will have to deposit cash into the account.

Current Margin Rates

Margin Balance Margin Rates
$0 - $49,999 6.50%
$50,000 - $249,999 5.50%
$250,000 - 499,999 4.50%
$500,000+ 4.00%


Wire Transfers Out $30
Wire Transfers In No Charge
ACAT Transfers Out $50
ACAT Transfers In No Charge
Returned Check or ACH
Also known as NSF or Non-Sufficient Funds in your account
Stop Payment on Check $30
Check Copies $5
Check Request by Regular Mail from Your Brokerage Account
You can also request an ACH withdrawal online
No Charge
Overnight Mail $25
Paper Delivery of Account Statements
Confirmation statements are available by electronic delivery only.
$5 per Paper Statement
Research Statement Copies
Access these documents online for free
No Charge
Broker-Assisted Trades
Buy and sell securities
Corporate Action
Applicable if you participate in the tender offer for a corporate reorganization. No charge for mandatory actions such as mergers or acquisitions. Additional charges could apply based on conditions specific to the action.
Inactivity Fee
Accounts with securities but less than 2 trades during the calendar year
No Charge
IRA Account Termination
Closure of an IRA or Roth IRA account
SEC Fee (Regulatory)
See below for more information
$22.40 per $1,000,000 in Sale Proceeds
TAF (Trading Activity Fee - Regulatory)
See below for more information
$0.000119 per share
Min. Charge: $0.01
Max. Charge: $5.95

Information on Regulatory Fees

Certain regulators impose transaction fees to cover their costs of regulating the brokerage industry. The fees are passed through to customers as part of normal transaction processing. These fees will appear as a line item called "Estimated Fee" during order entry and will also be listed on your trade confirmations as a "Transaction Fee" or an "Additional Fee."

Below is a list of fees that will apply:

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fee--This fee is levied on all security sales. The current rate is $22.40 for every $1,000,000 in sale proceeds. For a rough calculation of this fee, multiply $0.0000224 times your sale proceeds. Sale Proceeds = $10,000. Current SEC fee rate = $0.0000224 ($22.40 per $1 million in sale proceeds). Total SEC fee = $0.224 ($10,000 x $0.0000224 = $0.224). SEC fee rate is typically adjusted semi-annually. Fee is rounded up to the nearest penny.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) transaction fee (TAF)--This fee is charged on all covered stock and ETF sales at a rate of $0.000119 per share with a minimum charge of $0.01 and a maximum charge of $5.95. This fee is rounded up to the nearest penny.