NYSE Arca Fees

Discussion in 'Trading' started by FXTraderWill, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. According to the Arca website, I should get charged .003 for taking liquidity and be rebated .002 for adding liquidity. However, I found that on IB's site, they charge .001 for taking liquidity from Arca on the NYSE and rebate nothing.

    As I dug through my clearing house statements, I found that I, too, get charged only .001 for removing liquidity from Arca on the NYSE. Bats I pay .0026, Instinet charges me .003... yet I"m somehow able to able to pay less than other traders I know for using Arca.

    I'm confused about how this fee structure works... does Arca charge some people .003 and others .001? If so, how are they able to rebate whoever's adding the liquidity on the otherside of my trade without losing money?
  2. my understanding is that its typical for most brokers to absorb the rebate and not pass it through to their customers.
  3. I can understand them absorbing the rebate (which they don't do for ISLD or BATS), but that doesn't explain them giving me a discount for taking liquidity. I trade through Assent, for what that's worth.
  4. you should give them a call