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Find an account type that meets your needs


Choose this account type if your focus is primarily on trading and investing.

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Select this account type if your focus is primarily on saving for your future.

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Pick this account type if you plan to maintain an account for someone besides yourself.

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Select this type if you want to establish an investment account for your business.

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Pick this account type if you are interested in a Trust or a defined benefit plan, such as a 401(k).

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Getting Started

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to trade stocks. What account is right for me?
I have an old 401(k). Can I roll it over into an account at Scottrade?
What is the minimum I need to open an account?
I want to open multiple accounts. Can I open them all at once?
Can I use more than one platform?
I already have an account at Scottrade, and I want to open another. Do I need to complete this form again?
I already have an account at Scottrade. If I open another, can I access it with the same login information as my other Scottrade® account?
I currently have an account at another firm. Can I transfer it to Scottrade?
To transfer an account to Scottrade, do I need to choose the same Scottrade® account type as my external account?
You’re asking for my employer information. Do I need to be employed to open an account with Scottrade?
Why are you asking for my Social Security number and my employer information?

These are accounts offered at Scottrade. This list is not an exhaustive list of all account types available in the market. Please research any product or service carefully.

This material is for informational purposes only and Scottrade is not responsible for any errors or omissions. The information is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a recommendation or investment advice. Please consult a tax, legal, or financial advisor with questions regarding your investment objectives and personal tax or financial situation.