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Select an account type that meets your needs

Brokerage

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

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Retirement

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

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Custodial/Guardian

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

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Business

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

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Specialty

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?