Duke, there are no fees, no charges. oh, by the by, if you are going to tap into the Yahoo BP message site, you will learn who vikkitrader is. she responded to your message. she is our resident Short player who is constantly denigrating BP. you will see her more often as PPS climbs and near dividend pay outs. you will see her posts become more offensive as her position goes south. lately, she is at one of her peaks. means things are going well.
No yearly fees or charges, but as a head's up you should be aware of the liabilities BP faces from the claims, lawsuits and settlement charges - at least $40 Billion of them!! - means that this stock probably won't go anywhere but down for at least 2 years.
You might want to think about shorting this stock - you also will know that you're on the right side of making sure we have corporate environmental responsibility in this Country!!