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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 company.

Schwab Trading Services include smarter trading tools, support from trading specialists, and comprehensive trader education—now with no trade minimum required.

Smarter Tools

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

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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.
  • Research Tools
  • ETF Choices
  • Educational Resources
  • Mobile Platform/Trading
  • Trade Reliability
  • Tax Preparation Tools
Stocks $8.95
Per online trade
Options $8.95
Plus $0.75 per contract
Schwab ETFs
$0 online commissions††
in a Schwab account
Earn up to 300
comission-free
online trades


Experienced Support

Enjoy priority access to our renowned support for traders:

  • Dedicated trading professional
  • Real-time strategy analysis and decision support
  • Expert guidance on Schwab trading tools and more 

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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

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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 

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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

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Ready to open an account?

Call us at 888-245-6864.

300 offer

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†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.