Why Trade at Schwab
At Schwab, we’re committed to providing best-in-class trading services with the premium resources you’d expect from the world’s most admired securities and asset management companies.
Schwab Trading Services include smarter trading tools, support from trading specialists, and comprehensive trader education—now with no trade minimum required.
Powerful, intuitive trading tools designed to help you make smarter trades:
- Chart pattern recognition shows technical signals intraday
- Proprietary Symbol Hub organizes tools along a trader’s workflow
- Innovative features provide easier access to order and position control
Education for Traders
Access a one-stop, comprehensive resource for developing your trading skills. The Learning Center provides:
- On-demand workshops
- Registration links to live in branch and online trading workshops
- Platform tutorials, tool guides, and more
In addition to our Schwab Trading Services, as a Schwab client you get full access to market insights and research, along with a variety of non-trading investment solutions.
Expert Insight and Research
Extensive offering includes the best from Schwab and third parties:
- Expert market commentary and research from Schwab
- Impartial third-party insights from leading industry sources
More Than Trading
Simplify your financial life by consolidating your assets with Schwab:
- Trade, invest, even bank and borrow at a single trusted firm.
- Great rates on convenient lines of credit and mortgage loans
- High yield investor checking and savings accounts
†Restrictions apply: The $8.95 flat commission does not apply to foreign stock transactions, large block transactions requiring special handling, employer negotiated commission schedules applicable to equity compensation transactions, or restricted stock transactions. Foreign ordinary shares that trade online in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market and do not settle in the U.S. will have a $50 foreign transaction fee added to the cost of the transaction. All broker-assisted and automated phone trades are subject to service charges. A minimum deposit of $1,000 is required to open most Schwab brokerage accounts. Waivers may apply. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for details. Employee equity compensation transactions are subject to separate commission schedules.
Schwab Trading Services (formerly known as Active Trader or Active Trading services) includes access to StreetSmart® trading platforms, the Schwab Trading Community, and priority access to Schwab trading specialists. Call 888-245-6864 to request access (a Schwab brokerage account is required). Schwab reserves the right to restrict or modify access at any time.
See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for information on Schwab fees and commissions.
Symbols and price and volume data shown here are for illustrative purposes only, and do not constitute a recommendation by Schwab to buy or sell a particular security.
Schwab does not recommend the use of technical analysis as a sole means of investment research.
With a qualifying net deposit of $50,000, earn 500 commission-free online trades and four premium support check-ins with a trading coach.
Offer valid for new clients who do not have a Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”) brokerage account (other than a Retirement Plan Services or Stock Plan Services account) and who open and make a qualifying net deposit into a retail brokerage account within 45 days of enrollment in the offer. Net deposits are assets deposited into the account minus assets withdrawn from the account and transferred out of Schwab. Only assets new to Schwab’s retail division qualify; assets transferred from affiliates are excluded. Approximately one week after confirmation of your qualifying net deposit you will receive instructions on how to opt in to receive a quarterly call from a Customer Service Representative for Trading Services clients and the trades will be credited to your account. The trades will be applied only to the enrolled account and apply only to base equity, exchange-traded fund (ETF), and options commissions. Options per-contract, foreign transaction, exchange, and regulatory fees still apply. Only trades placed through Schwab.com, Schwab trading platforms, and Schwab Wireless are eligible. Trades will expire 365 days after being credited to your account and will not be applied to previously executed trades. No credit will be given for unexecuted trades.
Schwab reserves the right to change the offer terms or terminate the offer at any time without notice. This offer is limited to one per account, with no more than one account enrolled per client. No more than 500 trades per client may be received pursuant to all promotional offers in any 12-month period. This offer does not apply to brokerage accounts managed by independent investment advisors, the Schwab Global Account ™, ERISA-covered retirement plans, certain tax-qualified retirement plans and accounts, or education savings accounts. This offer is not transferable, saleable, or valid in conjunction with other offers and is available to U.S. residents only. Employees, contractors, or persons similarly associated with Schwab or a Schwab affiliate; or their spouses; and employees of any securities regulatory organization or exchange are not eligible. Other restrictions may apply. Any taxes related to the offer are your responsibility.