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Stock Trading


Schwab's specialized resources can help you make more informed decisions about investing in stocks. Our intuitive stock trading tools can help you determine when to buy or sell a stock. Get insights from our team of trading specialists who can help you learn about various stock selection strategies.

Along with Schwab’s commitment to fast trades and dependable order execution, you can take advantage of our winning combination of stock investing service, insight, and value.

Get exceptional value on stock trades.

Trade stocks online for just $8.95 per trade.1 Learn more about our fees and commissions. You can also trade Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) and some pink sheet securities online.

Simplify stock selection with Schwab Equity Ratings®.

All Schwab clients have access to Schwab Equity Ratings, our proprietary methodology for identifying stocks we believe will outperform or underperform the market over the next 12 months.

Learn more about stock research at Schwab or explore these other resources:

Top 3 reasons why Schwab is a great choice for active traders.

With Schwab Trading Services get all the benefits of our brokerage or IRA account, plus access to our most advanced and intuitive tools, trading education, and support for traders.

  1. Smarter Trading Tools
    Enhance your trading experience with powerful, intuitive technology designed to help you make smarter trades:
    • Trade SourceTM on gives you relevant information and powerful trading tools in a single destination.
    • Our advanced trading platform—StreetSmart Edge®—features an intuitive workflow that simplifies advanced trading.
    • Place trades and manage your accounts anywhere via smartphone, tablet, or mobile device.2
  2. Education for Traders
    Access a one-stop, comprehensive resource for developing your trading skills. The Schwab Learning Center provides:
    • On-demand workshops.
    • Registration links to live in-branch and online trading workshops.
    • Platform tutorials, tool guides, and more.
  3. Experienced Support
    Enjoy priority access to our award winning customer service3 for traders:
    • Dedicated trading specialists.
    • Real-time strategy analysis and decision support.
    • Advanced trading tools and more.

Learn more about the Schwab Trading Services account.

Frequently Asked Questions

A stock represents a share in the ownership of a company.
Place stock trading orders pre-market between 8:05 p.m. ET (previous trading day) and 9:25 a.m. ET for execution between 8:00a.m. and 9:25 a.m. ET. Or place orders post-market between 4:05 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET for execution between 4:15 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET.
There is a $1,000 minimum to open a brokerage account with Schwab Trading Services.

Take the next step.

Get started with stock trading today.

Open an Account or call 800-435-4000.