ViewTrade Securities, Inc.

ViewTrade Form CRS

Form CRS (Customer Relationship Summary)

ViewTrade Securities (“ViewTrade” or the “Firm”) is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a broker dealer and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Brokerage and investment advisory services and  fees differ, and it is important for you to understand the differences. Free and simple tools are available to research different firms  and financial professionals at, which also provides educational materials about broker-dealers, investment  advisers, and investing. 

What investment services and advice can you provide me?  

Our brokerage services include clearance and settlement services along with the buying and selling of securities and investment  products. These include stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, and more. If you open a brokerage account, you will pay us a  transactionbased fee, generally referred to as a commission, every time you buy or sell an investment. There is no minimum  amount required to open an investment account.  

When we provide brokerage services, we do not make ANY recommendations regarding any security or investment strategy. We  also will not monitor your account on an ongoing basis. Accordingly, the ultimate decision regarding an investment strategy or the  purchase or sale of an investment or security will be yours.  

It’s important to understand our products and services are limited as there are other account types and investment products which  we do not offer that may benefit your portfolio. In addition, there could be other firms who offer the same or similar investment  options or services for a lower cost. 

For more detailed information on the products and services we offer, visit  

Ask your Financial Professional 

  • Given my financial situation, should I choose brokerage service? Why or why not?
  • What is your relevant experience, including your licenses, education and other qualifications and what do these qualifications mean?

What fees will I pay?  

When you transact in a brokerage account, you will pay a transaction-based fee. This fee is based on the specific transaction, not  the value of your account. With certain investments such as stocks or exchange-traded funds this fee is called a commission. For  other investments, such as a bond, this fee might be part of the price you pay for the investment, which is also known as “mark up” or “mark-down”. With mutual funds this fee is usually referred to as a “load” or sales charge and reduces the value of your  investment. 

Certain investments, such as mutual funds also impose additional fees that will reduce the value of your investment over time.  Also, with certain investments you may have to pay fees, such as surrender charges, when you sell the investment. From a cost  perspective, you may prefer a transactionbased fee if you do not trade often or if you plan to buy and hold investments for longer  periods of time. In a brokerage account, more transactions result in us charging you more fees. You may also pay other fees for  things like account maintenance and wire transfers. 

You will pay fees and costs whether you make or lose money on your investments. Fees and costs will reduce any amount of  money you make on your investments over time. Please make sure you understand what fees and costs you are paying.  

For more detailed information regarding fees and cost of your account visit and review your account  agreement and disclosures.  

Ask your Financial Professional 

  • Help me understand how these fees and costs might affect my investments. If I give you $10,000 to invest, how much will go to fees and costs, and how much will be invested for me?

What are your legal obligations to me when providing recommendations? How  else does your firm make money and what conflicts of interest do you have?  

We do NOT provide recommendations. The way we make money creates some conflicts with your interest. You should  understand and ask us about these conflicts because they can affect the services we provide you. Here are some examples  to help you understand what this means.  

In a brokerage account, when our interests conflict with your interests, we must tell you about them and in some cases take steps  to reduce or eliminate these conflicts. Conflicts may result in you paying more for your investments that you would if the conflict  did not exist.  

We receive shared revenue and payments from some third-parties which incentivizes us to do business with them. For some  products we receive higher compensation than on other products. We could have an incentive to encourage you to trade products  or investments that pay us more, even if other options might be better for you. We can buy investments from you, and sell  investments to you, from our own accounts (called “acting as principal”). We can earn a profit on these trades, so we have an  incentive to encourage you to trade with us. 

For more detailed information regarding conflicts and other important information visit and review your  account agreement and disclosures.  

Ask your Financial Professional 

  • How might your conflicts of interest affect me, and how will you address them?

How do your financial professionals make money?  

Our employees are paid fixed and variable compensation which is based on the revenue produced by the firm among other factors.  Variable compensation may incentivize employees to maximize the firm’s revenue or related factors.  

Do you or your financial professionals have legal or disciplinary history?  Yes. You can visit for a free and simple search tool to research more information about our Firm and its  employees.  

Ask your Financial Professional 

  • As a financial professional, do you have any disciplinary history? For what type of conduct?

You can find additional information regarding our brokerage services by visiting our website, If you need  any other up-to-date information or would like a copy of our relationship summary sent to you, call us at (561) 620-0306. 

Ask your Financial Professional 

  • Who is my primary contact person? Is he or she a representative of an investment adviser or a broker dealer? Who can I talk to if I have concerns about how this person is treating me?