18/10/2010 · TD Ameritrade (Ticker: AMTD) just announced that it offers 100+ commission free ETFs for its clients.The 100+ (a precise number is 101) ETFs were selected by Morningstar that include ETFs from iShares, Vanguard, State Street, PowerShares, and others. In comparison, Schwab's free ETFs include only 11 In other words, TD Ameritrade is now enforcing a pay-to-play for their so-called commission-free exchange-traded funds. They are willing to forego their $6.95 trading commission in favor of remuneration directly from the ETF vendors. Because Vanguard refuses to pay such money to custodians, they are no longer being allowed to play. TD Ameritrade trading fees for certain ETFs and mutual funds. Although TD Ameritrade offers thousands of commission-free ETFs, any funds participating in the ETF Market Center and sold for no commission must be held for at least 30 calendar days. If you sell before this time is up, you’ll be assessed a $13.90 short-term trading fee.