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Trade up to 6 months commission-free with a $50,000 deposit.

Step 1: Open a Schwab brokerage account in minutes

Apply online from this page to open a new account and enroll in Schwab’s Active Trading services—no trade minimum required and no account or platform fees.


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Step 2: Call Schwab at 877-566-8813 to request this promotional offer

After your account is opened, you must call us to be enrolled to receive the commission-free online trades with an eligible deposit of $50,000 or more. (If you’re depositing less than $50,000, other commission-free trade offers may be available—call for more information and terms.)

Step 3: Deposit $50,000 or more in your new account to receive your commission-free online trades

Experience our StreetSmart trading platforms, Schwab Mobile Apps, and and pay no commissions for up to 6 months (up 250 free trades).

Additional offer details: Free trades expire 180 days after account approval, up to 250 trades total.  Applies to base online equity, ETF, and option commissions only. Option per-contract and foreign transaction fees still apply. Commission-free trades will be assigned following determination of eligibility by Schwab. Account and assets deposited must be new to Schwab. Assets transferred from optionsXpress, Inc. or other Schwab affiliates are excluded. Current Schwab clients and households are not eligible. Offer valid until 06/30/2013. Offer is nontransferable, limited to one per household, and may not be combined with other offers. Accounts ineligible for this offer include, without limitation: 401(k), 403(b), Custodial, 529 Plan and Estate accounts.  Only trades placed through, Schwab trading platform applications and Schwab Wireless are eligible for free trades. No credit will be given for unexecuted trades. Domestic, nonprofessional accounts only. Schwab, Schwab-affiliated, broker-dealer and exchange employees are not eligible. Other exceptions may apply. Schwab reserves the right to restrict this offer at any time.