Comparison of Brokerages That Offer Free Stock Trades

Here’s the current list of online brokerage companies that offer zero commission stock trades, along with some comparable information about the details of the fee schedule.

Zecco Trading

  • Offer: 10 free trades/month (120/year)
  • Minimum to open: $0
  • Minimum to get free trades: $25,000 including the value of your holdings
  • After you use up the free trades, each subsequent one costs: $4.50
  • More information: My review of Zecco

WellsTrade

  • Offer: 100 free trades/year
  • Minimum to open: $100
  • Minimum to get free trades: $25,000 including the value of your holdings
  • After you use up the free trades, each subsequent one costs: $5.95
  • More information: My review of the offer

Banc of America Investments

  • Offer: 30 free trades/month (360/year)
  • Minimum to open: None ($50 semi-annual maintenance fee)
  • Minimum to get free trades: $25,000 in cash deposits only, it does not include the value of your holdings
  • After you use up the free trades, each subsequent one costs: $5-$14 depending on relationship