Commissions


Commission
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

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%

Fees


Fees
Wire Transfers Out
(Wiring cash from Motif Investing to another financial institution. There is no charge for incoming wires.)
$25
Full Account Securities Transfer Fee Out
(Applied when you transfer all of the securities (e.g., stocks) in your account to another brokerage without selling the securities.)
$65
Partial Account Securities Transfer Fee Out
(Applied when you transfer some of the securities (e.g., stocks) in your account to another brokerage without selling the securities.)
No Charge
Returned Check or ACH
(Also referred to as NSF or Non-Sufficient Funds in your account.)
$25
Stop Payment on Check $25
Check Copies $15
Check Request by Regular Mail from Your Brokerage Account No Charge
Overnight Mail $25
Paper Delivery of Confirms & Statements
(Access these documents online for free.)
Electronic Only. Paper statements by request, $2.
Research Statement Copies
(Not available online)
No Charge
Stock Certificate Requests $75
Certificate Deposit No Charge
Broker-Assisted Trades
(Buy and sell securities)
$45 (broker-assisted trade)
Process Removal of Securities Restriction (Rule 144) for Restricted Securities
(Note that these transactions may involve significant transfer agent, DTC, courier and other fees which will be charged to the account.)
No Charge
Voluntary Corporate Action
(Applicable when you participate in the tender offer for a corporate reorganization, however, there is no charge for mandatory actions, such as mergers or acquisitions.)
$15
Mandatory Corporate Action
(e.g., mergers, reverse stock splits)
No Charge
Inactivity Fee
(Customer accounts with securities in the account and less than 2 trades during the calendar year.)
No Charge
IRA Account Termination
(Closure of an IRA or Roth IRA account)
$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.