Just curious–anyone here try to negotiate with online brokers on their published trade commissions?
I’ve never thought about it before but I have a reasonable size account with Bell Direct and I’m a frequent trader. I’ve recently started live trading a swing trade system with reasonable position size and short hold times (more brokerage fees for BD). I don’t like Bell’s trade commissions for this system and have started to shop around for a cheaper broker. But before I switch brokers I thought I’d hit up Bell to see if they can do better than their published commission schedule. First time I’ve done this with a broker so not sure what response I’ll get from them but I am curious to know if any one else has tried this with their online broker and how did you get on?