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Open a Schwab One® brokerage account in just
10 minutes and invest and trade the way you want.

  • Online equity trades
    + Satisfaction Guarantee1
  • No fees to open or maintain your brokerage account. Other charges may apply2
  • Easy access to financial professionals and investment tools

Take advantage of our most popular investment account

  • Buy and sell stocks, options, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, and other financial products.3
  • Easily and conveniently manage your account and trading from Schwab.com and the Schwab mobile app.4
  • Get online research, helpful screening and planning tools, plus investing strategy education.
  • Access 24/7 service from our call center and support from one of more than 300 local branches.

Plus get low brokerage fees and account minimums

  • There's no fee to open and maintain your account. Other charges may apply.1
  • A low minimum deposit of $1,000 is waived with automatic $100 monthly deposits.5
  • Online equity trades are $4.95, regardless of your account balance, how often you trade, or how many shares you trade. Restrictions apply.1

Specialized platforms and support for trading, too

Add the Schwab Trading Services account option at no cost and also receive:

  • Powerful and customizable trading platforms available via web, software, or mobile app.
  • Trading education resources and events designed to hone your skills.
  • Support from dedicated trading specialists accessible 24/7.

Quick answers to related questions

Have questions about this account? Here are responses to some of the most common questions we hear. If you have a specific question, please call us at 800-540-6718.

Ready to get started?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Social Security number(s)
  • Driver’s license information
  • Employer’s name and address (if applicable)
  • Statement information for assets or cash you may want to transfer

Need help? Call 866-232-9890.

1. Restrictions apply: The standard online $4.95 commission does not apply to foreign stock transactions, large block trading transactions requiring special handling, or restricted stock transactions. All broker-assisted and automated phone trades are subject to service charges. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for details. Employee equity compensation transactions are subject to separate commission schedules.

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied for any reason, at your request Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”) or Charles Schwab Bank ("Schwab Bank") will refund any eligible fee related to your concern within the timeframes described below. Two kinds of “Fees” are eligible for this guarantee: (1) asset-based “Program Fees” for the Schwab Private Client (“SPC”), Schwab Managed Portfolios (“SMP”), Schwab Intelligent Advisory (“SIA”), and Managed Account Connection (“Connection”) investment advisory services sponsored by Schwab (together, the “Participating Services”); and (2) commissions and fees listed in the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for Individual Investors (“Account Fees”) or the Charles Schwab Bank Pricing Guide. Program Fee refund requests must be received no later than the next calendar quarter after the Fee was charged. Account Fee refund requests must be received within one year of the date that the Fee was charged.

Program Fees are calculated as a percentage of eligible assets in Participating Service accounts. For more information about Program Fees, please see the disclosure brochure for the Participating Service, made available at enrollment or any time at your request. The Connection service includes only accounts managed by investment advisors affiliated with Schwab: Windhaven Investment Management, Inc., ThomasPartners, Inc., and Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. The guarantee does not cover Program Fees for accounts managed by investment advisors who are not affiliated with Schwab or managed by Schwab-affiliated advisors outside of the SPC, SMP, SIA and Connection services.

The guarantee is only available to current clients. Refunds will only be applied to the account charged and will be credited within approximately four weeks of a valid request. No other charges or expenses, and no market losses will be refunded. Other restrictions may apply. Schwab reserves the right to change or terminate the guarantee at any time."

2. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for Individual Investors (“the Guide") and any amendments to the Guide for comprehensive details on fees.

3. Account must be approved and funded before trading can occur. Options carry a high level of risk and are not suitable for all investors. Certain requirements must be met to trade options through Schwab. Please read the Options Disclosure Document titled Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options.

4. Requires a wireless signal or mobile connection.

5. The $1,000 minimum required to open an account is waived if you set up an automatic monthly transfer of $100 through direct deposit or Schwab MoneyLink® or open a Schwab Bank High Yield Investor Checking® account linked to your brokerage account.

System availability and response times are subject to market conditions and mobile connection limitations.

Brokerage Products: Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value

The Charles Schwab Corporation provides a full range of brokerage, banking, and financial advisory services through its operating subsidiaries. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC), offers investment services and products, including Schwab brokerage accounts. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides deposit and lending services and products. Access to Electronic Services may be limited or unavailable during periods of peak demand, market volatility, systems upgrade or maintenance, or for other reasons.

This site is designed for U.S. residents. Non-U.S. residents are subject to country-specific restrictions. Learn more about our services for non-U.S. residents.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc, All rights reserved. Unauthorized access is prohibited. Usage will be monitored.

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