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
Investor’s Business Daily ranked Schwab Best Overall Customer Experience. Learn more.
Year after year, industry experts recognize Schwab as one of the best online brokers. For 2013, Investor's Business Daily declared Schwab the Best Overall Customer Experience as well as #1 broker in six different categories.
Per online trade
Plus $0.75 per contract
$0 online commissions††
in a Schwab account
Earn up to 300Get Details
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.
Results based on an Investor's Business Daily ("IBD") and TechnoMetrica study of 31 online brokers as scored by 10,179 visitors to the IBD website between July and September 2013. The 12 brokers selected by 100 or more participants were ranked on 12 attributes based on a Customer Experience Index score. The overall ranking was based on a weighing of all 12 attributes and how well each broker scored for each. For further information on how the ratings were calculated, see Study Results.