The zero commission movement on stock trading is growing. Zero trading costs are here to stay.
Recently, TD Ameritrade (AMTD), Charles Schwab (SCHW), E*TRADE (ETFC) and Ally Invest (ALLY) have eliminated trading fees on equities and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). All have significantly reduced commissions on option trades. The largest online brokerage, Fidelity Investments just joined them.
Three questions arise:
- How do stockbrokers make money with zero commissions on trades?
- Has your broker joined this group?
- How will zero commissions affect your investing?