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MEMX Fee Schedule

(EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2021)

Transaction Fees

MEMX Members are charged per share fees or provided per share rebates based on shares executed within each of the fee code categories below.

Fee CodeDescriptionFee/(Rebate) – Securities at or above $1.00 (“A”)Fee/(Rebate) – Securities below $1.00 (“B”)
B, D or JAdded displayed volume$(0.0028)
(0.05% of total dollar value)
B1, D1 or J1Added displayed volume, Liquidity Provision Tier 1$(0.00335) (0.05% of total dollar value)
B2, D2 or J2Added displayed volume, Liquidity Provision Tier 2$(0.0031) (0.05% of total dollar value)
Bq1, Dq1 or Jq1Added displayed volume, DLI Tier 1$(0.0036)(0.05% of total dollar value)
Bq2, Dq2 or Jq2Added displayed volume, DLI Tier 2$(0.0035)(0.05% of total dollar value)
Br, Dr or JrAdded displayed volume, Retail Order$(0.0037)(0.05% of total dollar value)
HAdded non-displayed volume$(0.0020)(0.05% of total dollar value)
MAdded non-displayed volume,
Midpoint Peg
$(0.0025)(0.05% of total dollar value)
RRemoved volume from MEMX Book$0.00280.05% of total dollar value
R1Removed volume from MEMX Book, Liquidity Removal Tier 1$0.00270.05% of total dollar value
ZRouted to another market, removed liquidity$0.00300.30% of total dollar value

Definitions:

  • “ADAV” means average daily added volume calculated as the number of shares added per day.  ADAV is calculated on a monthly basis.
  • “ADV” means average daily volume calculated as the number of shares added or removed, combined, per day.  ADV is calculated on a monthly basis.
  • “Step-Up ADAV” means ADAV in the relevant baseline month subtracted from current ADAV.
  • “TCV” means total consolidated volume calculated as the volume reported by all exchanges and trade reporting facilities to a consolidated transaction reporting plan for the month for which the fees apply.

Notes:  

  • To the extent a Member qualifies for multiple fees/rebates with respect to a particular transaction, the lowest fee/highest rebate shall apply.
  • The Exchange excludes from its calculations of ADAV, ADV and TCV, and for purposes of determining qualification for the Displayed Liquidity Incentive: (1) any trading day that the Exchange’s system experiences a disruption that lasts for more than 60 minutes during regular trading hours; and (2) the day that Russell Investments reconstitutes its family of indexes (i.e., the last Friday in June).
  • Routed shares are not included in ADAV or ADV calculation.
  • With prior notice to the Exchange, a Member may aggregate ADAV and ADV with other Members that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with such Member (as evidenced on such Member’s Form BD).
  • The Reserve Quantity of an order is treated as adding displayed volume, and thus, the rebate for adding displayed volume applies to any Reserve Quantity of an order.

Liquidity Provision Tiers

TierRebate Per ShareRequired Criteria
Tier 1$(0.00335)Member has an ADAV ≥ 0.20% of the TCV
Tier 2$(0.0031)Member has an ADAV ≥ 0.10% of the TCV

Liquidity Removal Tier

TierFee Per ShareRequired Criteria
Tier 1$0.0027Member has (1) a Step-Up ADAV from July ≥ 0.05% of the TCV; or (2) an ADV ≥ 0.30% of the TCV

Displayed Liquidity Incentive Tiers

TierRebate Per ShareRequired Criteria
Tier 1$(0.0036)Member has an NBBO Time of at least 25% in an average of at least 1,000 securities, at least 125 of which must be DLI Target Securities, per trading day during the month
Tier 2$(0.0035)Member has an NBBO Time of at least 25% in an average of at least 250 securities, at least 75 of which must be DLI Target Securities, per trading day during the month

Definitions and Notes

For purposes of this section, the terms set forth below shall have the following meanings:

  1. The term “MPID” shall mean market participant identifier.
  2. The term “DLI Target Securities” shall mean a list of securities designated as such, the universe of which will be determined by the Exchange and published on the Exchange’s website.
  3. The term “NBBO Time” shall mean the aggregate of the percentage of time during regular trading hours during which one of a Member’s MPIDs has a displayed order of at least one round lot at the national best bid or the national best offer.
  4. The term “quoting requirement” shall mean the requirement that a Member’s NBBO Time be at least 25%.
  5. The term “regular trading hours” shall mean the time between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, or such shorter period as may be designated by the Exchange on a day when the securities markets close early.
  6. The term “securities requirement” shall mean the requirement that a Member meets the quoting requirement in the applicable number of securities per trading day.

On a daily basis, MEMX will determine the number of securities in which each of a Member’s MPIDs meets the quoting requirement for that day.  MEMX will aggregate the number of securities in which each of a Member’s MPIDs meets the quoting requirement to determine the number of securities in which such Member meets the quoting requirement for that day, provided that a single security in which more than one of such Member’s MPIDs meets the quoting requirement for that day will only be counted once for this purpose.  The quoting requirement with respect to a security must be met by a single MPID and MEMX will not aggregate the NBBO Time across all of a Member’s MPIDs to determine if the quoting requirement has been met.

In order to determine whether a Member meets the applicable securities requirements during a month, the average number of securities in which such Member meets the quoting requirement per trading day during the month will be calculated by summing the number of securities in which each of such Member’s MPIDs met the quoting requirement for each trading day during the month then dividing the resulting sum by the total number of trading days in the month.

Membership, Market Data, and Connectivity Fees

MEMX does not charge fees for membership, market data products, physical connectivity or application sessions.

Additional Fees

Additional fees are set forth in Rule 15.1 of the MEMX Rulebook.  Such fees include Regulatory Transaction Fees collected to fund MEMX’s Section 31 obligations and fees collected through the CRD registration system for registration of associated persons of Members that are not also FINRA members.