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WellsTrade® Commissions and Fees

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WellsTrade Fees

Household Annual Fee2
IRA Custodial Fee2
(for IRA only households)

$30 per household

You can avoid this fee with one of the following as of June 30 for all accounts in your WellsTrade household:

  • Enrollment in only electronic delivery for statements, trade confirmations, other documents, and shareholder communications (excluding tax documents/1099s)3
  • Linkage to the Portfolio by Wells Fargo® program offered through Wells Fargo Bank N.A.4
  • $250,000 or more in household balances5
  • SEP IRA accounts-only households
  • Wells Fargo Private Bank accounts

Fee will be charged in September of each year.

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (WFCS) and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company.

1 Each trade order will be treated as a separate transaction subject to commission. An order that executes over multiple trading days may be subject to additional commission. One commission will be assessed for multiple trades, entered separately, that execute on the same day, on the same side of the market.

2 $30 per WellsTrade household. A WellsTrade household is comprised solely of WellsTrade accounts with the same ownership or address. Households comprised solely of one or more WellsTrade IRA accounts are subject to a $30 IRA Custodial Fee in lieu of the $30 Household Annual Fee.

If a Household Annual fee is due, the highest-value account in the client’s household that is eligible to be charged a fee will be debited in September of each year. IRA accounts will be charged only if there are no eligible non-IRA accounts in the household. If an IRA Custodial Fee is due, clients will receive a remittance notice with several payment options. If a payment option is not selected, the fee will be automatically deducted from the IRA in September of each year.

3 All accounts must be enrolled in electronic delivery to receive the following documents online only, including statements, trade confirmations, other documents, and shareholder communications, excluding tax documents/1099s. Please note that if a client elects to turn off paper delivery of these documents, they will receive these documents only via Access Online.

4 Refer to the Wells Fargo Bank Consumer Account Fee and Information Schedule for further information about the Portfolio by Wells Fargo program and applicable bank fees. Some brokerage accounts are not eligible to be linked to a Portfolio by Wells Fargo program, and they will not receive Portfolio by Wells Fargo program benefits. The Wells Fargo Bank Portfolio by Wells Fargo program has a $30 monthly service fee, which can be avoided when you have one of the following Portfolio by Wells Fargo statement-ending qualifying balances:
• $25,000 or more in qualifying linked bank deposits (checking, savings, time accounts (CDs), and FDIC-insured retirement accounts), or
• $50,000 or more in qualifying linked bank, brokerage (available through our brokerage affiliate Wells Fargo Advisors®), and credit balances (including 10% of mortgage balances).
For more information, call Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. at 1-866-245-3452. Deposit products offered by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

5 Your total household value includes all assets listed in your WellsTrade account statements, except for those shown under the “Other Assets/Liabilities” section. The grouping of accounts into a household is based on account eligibility and family relationships such as children, parents, domestic partners, and others. Certain accounts cannot be included in a household. Please call us at 1-800-TRADERS for more information and to determine whether all eligible accounts have been included in your household. It is your responsibility to ensure that all eligible accounts are included in your household.

6 Outgoing account transfer fees will display as “Termination Fee” on client statement.

7 Termination Fee applies to full distribution of Traditional, Roth, SEP, and SIMPLE IRAs; fee is waived for clients over age 70½ or accounts terminated due to death or disability.

8 Some foreign governments impose a tax on purchases and sales of securities of companies incorporated in their countries. The Foreign Financial Transaction Fee corresponds to the amount of the tax, as set forth under applicable foreign tax laws. It is generally a percentage or scheduled amount based on the aggregate purchase price of the securities subject to the tax. If this fee is charged, the amount will be displayed on the trade confirmation. More specific information about the fee and how it is assessed can be found at

9 Overnight deliveries of checks are subject to an additional convenience charge. If Overnight Delivery of checks is requested, a charge of $15 will be charged in addition to any other charges/fees that may apply.

10 A prepayment is a payout (ACH, Checks and Federal Funds Wires) using funds from the proceeds of an unsettled sale of securities. These should be limited to time-sensitive requests only. The unsettled trade prepay fee will be a minimum of $10 for amounts up to $50,000 and an additional $10 for each $50,000 distributed.

11 Agents for foreign securities may impose a fee for custodial services rendered. If this fee is imposed, it will be passed to the client.

12 Deposit/Withdrawal at Custodian is the process of transferring shares between broker/dealer and the security issuer’s transfer agent. This fee applies only to transactions delivering shares from Wells Fargo Advisors to the custodian.

13 Fee applies to any asset for which Wells Fargo Advisors/First Clearing does not hold a selling agreement but has met the requirements to be displayed on the client statement. Applies to outside investments displayed on both standard brokerage and IRA statements.

14 All restricted stock, regardless of whether it is eligible to be held in street name, is subject to the Safekeeping fee. The fee also applies to unrestricted stock eligible to be held in street name.

15 WFA files IRS Form 990-T (Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return) on behalf of custodial retirement accounts with Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI).

Commissions and fees are subject to change without notice

Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, provides investment advisory and administrative services for Wells Fargo Managed Account Services and Wells Fargo Funds. Other affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company provide sub-advisory and other services for the funds. The funds are distributed by Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC, an affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

Deposit products offered by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.