The downside to Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade eliminating trading fees (yes, really)

Andrew Keshner
The downside to Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade eliminating trading fees (yes, really)

There might be no such thing as a free stock trade. After the news that Charles Schwab Corp. and TD Ameritrade would soon be dropping trade commissions, some financial advisers and market experts say it’s possible mom and pop investors could still end up paying — just in a different way. Inexperienced investors could overtrade or make risky stock bets, unimpeded by fees to make them stop and think a second, advisers told MarketWatch.