c. Low-load Sales Charge. With front-load and back-load fees going out of fashion, some firms now use the low-load fee approach. With the low-load deferred sales charge, you are not charged a commission upfront, and if you hold your investment for longer than 2 years, no fees are charged if you redeem or sell your investment. Online trade commissions. $29.00 if assets you have trading authority over are less than $50,000 and less than 30 trades per quarter. $9.95 if assets you have trading authority over are greater than $50,000 or more than 30 trades per quarter. Other brokers offer a flat fee low cost trading commissions. Ally Invest, for example, is at $0 per equity trade and ultra-low-cost stock broker Firstrade charges the cheapest trading fee of $0. Another company with the cheap brokerage commission is M1 Finance - they offer low stock trading commission of $0.