Stocks & Options

All orders With Hilltopfxtrade are either FREE or PAID.

Free Orders

$0.00 Free Limit Orders

  • Limit order must not create an immediate match.
  • Symbol must trade on NYSE, AMEX, or NASDAQ and be greater than $1.
  • This applies to all orders that are 200 shares or greater.
Fee Example Commission
Buy 1000 shares of AAPL at less than $125.10
AAPL Current Price (Bid 125 x Ask 125.10)
Sell 2000 shares SIRI at greater than $3.75
SIRI Current Price (Bid 3.75 x Ask 3.80)
Short 200 shares of IBM at greater than $135
IBM Current price Bid (135 x Ask 135.05)
Cover 200 shares of IBM at less than $135.05
IBM Current price Bid (135 x Ask 135.05)

Paid Orders

Paid Orders: $0.005 Per Share

  • Orders less than 200 shares: $0.99 flat fee.
  • All stocks, ETFs and warrants on NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX.
  • All equity securities below $1.00: $0.005 per share with a $0.99 minimum and a $7.95 max charge up to 250k shares.
Fee Example Commission
Buy 1000 shares of AAPL at $125.10 or greater
AAPL Current Price (Bid 125 x Ask 125.10)
Sell 2000 shares SIRI at $3.75 or lower
SIRI current price (Bid 3.75 x Ask 3.80)
Buy 100 shares of SIRI at Market $0.99
Stocks trading below $1.00 are
$7.95 per trade up to 250,000 shares.
(Buy 200,000 shares of ABC at $0.75)
Buy 190 shares IBM at 135
IBM Current price Bid 135 x Ask 135.05


Options $.59 per contract
Options Clearing Corp (OCC) fee $0.055 per contract
Options Regulatory Fee (ORF) $0.0388 per contract
Option Exercise or Assignment $35

Other Fees

Daily Short Locates As Quoted
Overnight Borrow Market rate which changes daily based on market conditions (as of 9/26/2022)
Overnight Borrow - Odd Lots Odd lot positions (less than 100 shares) will be rounded up to the nearest hundred shares
Margin Debit Interest 8% annually (only applies to stocks held overnight with values exceeding equity)
TAF Fee $0.000130 per share, sell side only
SEC Fee 0.0000221 x dollar amount, sell side only
NSCC Fee 0.00003 per share, $0.18 maximum and $0.033 minimum
FOCUS Fee 0.0000007 per share
SIPC Fee 0.000015 per share

Trading Software

Platform Fees

OTC Markets is an additional fee of $5 for Level 1 and $15 for Level 2 for non-professionals.
Professional exchange fees are passed through at cost and cannot be rebated with volume

Platform Monthly Cost Volume for Free Platform
ZeroWeb Level 2 Hilltopfxtrade $59 100,000 shares per month
ZeroMobile Free Must have an active Web or Pro user ID
Hilltopfxtrade Free 0 shares per month

Platform Comparison

Features Hilltopfxtrade ZeroWeb Hilltopfxtrade ZeroMobile
Price per month (Free after 100k Shares) $59 per mo. includes both $0 per mo. $0 per mo. / included with all platforms
Level 2 /# of Level 2 Windows Yes/ 6 windows Yes/ 4 windows Yes/ 1 window No
Advanced HotKeys Yes Yes Add-On / $15 per Month No
Charting with Indicators Yes/ 10 windows Yes/ 6 windows Yes/ 2 windows Yes
Real-time News Yes Yes Yes Yes
Direct Hard to Borrow Locates Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stock Screener Yes No No No
Options Trading Yes No No No
Alerts Yes No No No
Real-time NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ Level 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Top Lists - Gainers, Losers, Changers Yes No No No
Custom Layouts Yes Yes No No
Window Linking Yes Yes Yes No
OTC Markets Level 1 $5 per month $5 per month $5 per month No
OTC Markets Level 2 $15 per month $15 per month $15 per month No

Account Related Fees

Account Related Fees

Hilltopfxtrade offers the lowest cost in the industry. We provide 100% Free non-marketable limit orders to all of our accounts. Open an account with Hilltopfxtrade today and start saving on commissions. All limit orders sent that are not instantly executable are free of charge.

Inactivity fees $0
Outgoing Withdrawals $50
Incoming Deposits (Fee is waived for initial deposits $500 and over) $25
Reorgs (Reverse Splits & Symbol Changes) $35
Broker assisted trades $30

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