Wells Fargo Advisors says investors using its do-it-yourself platform will no longer pay any commissions for trading stocks and exchange-traded funds, excluding penny stocks.
The WellsTrade move comes a day after Merrill Edge joined Charles Schwab, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, E-Trade and Ally Financial in offering commission-free trades for stocks, ETFs and options. (Merrill Edge investors still incur a $0.65 per-contract fee on options.)
“We know do-it-yourself trading is one of several ways investors manage their money,” according to Wells Fargo Advisors President Jim Hays.
“We believe Wells Fargo Advisors is well positioned to serve clients who value the convenience of online investing, or a full-service relationship with a financial advisor, or who a desire a holistic relationship that offers both,” he explained.