The SEC announced a second fee rate advisory for 2019 on March 12 which will take effect on April 16, 2019. Under this new rate, the fees applicable to most securities transactions will be set at $20.70 per million shares. Accordingly, each SRO will continue to pay the SEC a rate $13.00 per million for covered sales occurring on charge dates through April 15, 2019. That rate will increase as specified to the new rate on charge dates on or after April 16, 2019. This rate is commensurate with rates published prior to 2018. As noted in the last advisory, 2018 saw a lower fee rate as a result of a substantially higher dollar amount of covered sales.