How do I place a trade on Schwab.com?

Our All-In-One Trade Ticket® provides easy access to multiple asset types (Stocks, ETFs, and Options), and lets you place and execute your trades from a single location. 

Place your trades on the All-In-One Trade Ticket

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Follow the steps below to get started:

Step 1:

Select the account you would like to use.

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Step 2:

Enter the symbol for the security you would like to trade.

If you don't know the symbol, use the Symbol Lookup feature in the drop-down menu.

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Step 3:

Choose a strategy (Equity or Options).

Note: In order to trade options, your Schwab account must be approved for options trading. Click here to apply online or review your current approval level. 

For more information about options and detailed definitions, click here.
 

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Step 4:

Choose to buy or sell the security.

Choose to buy or sell the security. Choose to buy or sell the security. Choose to buy or sell the security.

Step 5:

Enter the number of shares for your trade.

Enter the number of shares for your trade. Enter the number of shares for your trade. Enter the number of shares for your trade.

Step 6:

Choose the order type.

For more information about order types, click the Information Icon next to Order Type.

For Market Orders, if you prefer to invest a specific dollar amount, use our calculator to determine the number of shares.

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Step 7:

Select the timing of your order.

For more information about timing, click the Information Icon next to Timing.

Select the timing of your order. Select the timing of your order. Select the timing of your order.

Step 8:

Click "Review Order" to confirm everything is correct.

Click “Review Order” to confirm everything is correct. Click “Review Order” to confirm everything is correct. Click “Review Order” to confirm everything is correct.

Step 9:

When you're ready, click "Place Order" to complete the trade. 

Or if you'd like to adjust any details, click "Change" to go back. 

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Order Status

You can always view the status of any open trades on your Order Status page.

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