TradeStation at a glance

4.0 NerdWallet rating
Account minimum

• $500 for stock-trading account.
• $2,000 for options trading.
• $5,000 for futures trading.
Stock trading costs

TSgo pricing: $0 per trade

Flat-fee pricing: $5 per trade

Per-share pricing: $0.006-$0.01 per share ($1 minimum per trade) based on trading volume

Unbundled pricing: $0.002-$0.01 per share ($0.50-$1 minimum) based on trading volume
Options trades

TSgo pricing: $0 base + $0.50 per contract

Flat-fee pricing: $5 base + $0.50 per contract

Per-contract pricing: $1 per option contract (one contract minimum)
Account fees (annual, transfer, closing, inactivity)

• $35 IRA annual account fee; $50 IRA account termination fee.
• $125 outgoing account transfer fee.
Commission-free ETFs

Mutual funds

No no-transaction-fee mutual funds; fund commissions are $14.95
Tradable securities

• Stocks.

• Bonds.

• Mutual funds.

• Exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

• Options.

• Futures.

• Cryptocurrencies.
Trading platform

Extensive desktop platform; similar capabilities available on web trading platform
Mobile app

Offers core features of desktop platform
Research and data

Mostly free lineup of comprehensive research and tools
Customer support options (includes website transparency)

Client services available Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Eastern; technical support all hours between Sunday 3:30 p.m.-Friday 8 p.m. Eastern; live chat and email support
Up to $2,500 cash credit with a qualifying deposit