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Need help understanding commissions please.


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Hi,

I'm having difficulty understanding the commission side of things. My objective is to capture small increments using quick trades. Get in, get out, anything from $50-$300.

I have uploaded a photo of my transaction history, (don't worry, I'm just using the demo account), it shows that for one of my trades I made $103.22. However, I paid $208.52 (two lots of $104.26) in commission fees. I understand that trading the US stocks comprises of 2 cents a share and $15 (online) commission. However, this doesn't add up.  

Because I'm using quick and multiple trades a day, how do I reduce the commission fees? What options do I have?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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