My current rate is $7+.75/contract. I read that many people had their ticket fee dropped. So, I emailed client service and they offered me $1.5/contract. They told me that I need to trade 5000 contracts/month to get the .75/contract rate. Is that a TDA policy? This is really a catch-22 situation. I won't increase my volume unless they reduce the commission. And there's no way i would trade anywhere near 5000 contracts/month in the near term. So, am i wasting my time negotiating with them? I must admit that my volume has been down from ~300 contracts/month to ~50/month. Probably not the best time to negotiate. BTW, I have Portfolio Margin and am an Apex client. But, I heard that capital does not matter. It's the volume that counts. Also, do you guys have more success bypassing the front line TDA client service rep thru their website? It's actually quite frustrating every reply is from a different rep. Is it worse or inappropriate to call the TOS Trading Desk for commission negotiation? -Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated!