$50 Executive Member Bonus1
Costco member exclusive. Low $5.95 trade price
  • No minimum to open an account
  • Free stock ratings and third-party analysis
  • $50 bonus after first trade for Executive Members1
Costco Member savings
Comarison with other brokers

BUY AND SELL FOR LESS

Investments ShareBuilder Rates Costco Member Rates
Online Trades (Basic Program)

$5.95 is the price charged for each online trade you make. Low-priced securities, options and mutual funds may be extra. See pricing and rates for details.

$6.95 $5.95 per trade
Automatic Investments (Basic Program)2 $3.95 $2 per trade
Online Trades (Advantage Program)
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Save even more with Advantage
When you choose the Advantage Program you get our lowest price, exclusively for Costco Members. You also get helpful research, 12 automatic investment credits every month and additional margin rate discounts. All for just $10 a month.

$4.95 is the price charged for each online trade you make. Low-priced securities, options and mutual funds may be extra. See pricing and rates for details.

$6.95 $4.95 per trade

View Margin Rates

Margin Rates
Margin Loan Balance Costco Member
Basic Program Rates
Costco Member
Advantage Program Rates
$0 - less than $10,000 7.70% 6.00%
$10,000 - $25,000 7.50% 5.80%
$25,000.01 - $50,000 7.25% 5.55%
$50,000.01 - $100,000 6.70% 5.00%
$100,000.01 - $250,000 6.50% 4.80%
$250,000.01 - $500,000 5.25% 3.55%
$500,000.01 - $1,000,000 4.90% 3.20%
More than $1,000,000 4.70% 3.00%

ShareBuilder prices as of 4/1/2013

1Costco Members only get discounted margin rates when they subscribe to the Advantage Pricing Program.

The above rates are set by Capital One ShareBuilder, Inc. with consideration to commercially recognized interest rates, industry conditions relating to the extension of credit, and the competitive marketplace.

While margin can boost an investment strategy, buying securities on margin is not for everyone. Before investing on margin, please read the Margin Account Agreement.

$2 OR $3.95 AUTOMATIC INVESTING2

  • Invest any dollar amount on Tuesdays exclusively online
  • Schedule investments on a one-time or weekly, biweekly or monthly basis
  • Select from our list of over 7,000 stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
Investment and funding instructions can be edited up to 5:00 PM ET on the Monday before your purchase. Real-time trade fees apply to all sales.

HOW SHAREBUILDER STACKS UP

ShareBuilder prices as of 4/01/2013, competitor prices as of 4/01/20142

Comparison Features ShareBuilder
Costco Basic
Fidelity E*Trade Scottrade TD Ameritrade Schwab
Online Trades $5.95 $7.95 $9.99 $7.00 $9.99 $8.95
Brokerage
Account Minimum
None $2,500 $500 $500 None $1,0003
Automatic Investments4 Stocks, ETFs & Mutual Funds Mutual Funds Only Mutual Funds Only Not Offered Not Offered Mutual Funds Only
Express Funding

What's this?

Express Funding

Open a new online account and trade in just minutes. Express funding allows you to place a buy order (real-time and mutual funds) when you do not have enough Cash Available for Investing to cover the entire order. Essentially, it will allow you to place the order without requiring that you first post a deposit to your account.

Yes Not Offered Not Offered Not Offered Not Offered Not Offered
Options
(per contract + base commission)
$0.75 $0.75 $0.75 $1.75 $0.75 $0.75

$5.95 is the price charged for each online trade you make, but other charges may apply depending on your order. For complete information, including extra charges for Low-Priced Securities, Options, Mutual Funds and more, see ShareBuilder's pricing and rates. To find out what additional charges may be applied by other brokers please see their websites.


Options Disclaimer: Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Before investing in options, please read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options.