Developing Your
Portfolio with Stocks

Trading & Investing With Stocks

Stocks are very flexible components for any portfolio. They can be easily
incorporated into both long-term investing and daily trading strategies.

  • Building a Versatile Portfolio

    Stocks allow greater control over your investments by letting you quickly change positions to react to market changes.

  • Investing in Stocks for Income

    Some stocks pay dividends on their earnings, which work similarly to bonds or CDs in that you receive money directly based on the performance of the stock.

  • Investing in Stocks for Growth

    Investing in the right stocks to capitalize on trends can potentially lead to gains in your portfolio as new companies or industries become increasingly popular.

  • Buying and Selling Stocks

    Stocks can be easily bought and sold through any of our platforms. You can also use advanced order types to buy and sell stocks at set prices, specific times or when certain conditions are met.

Trade stocks for just $6.95* — no inactivity, maintenance or other hidden fees

* Online market and limit stock/ETF trades are $6.95 for stocks/ETFs priced $1 and above. Additional charges may apply for stocks priced under $1, mutual fund and option transactions. 
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Trading Stocks at Scottrade

When you consider investing with stocks, Scottrade can help you make your trading
experience easier and more efficient. Take a look at some of our great stock trading tools.

  • Tools to Help You

    Develop Trade Ideas

    Monitor trends in the market to plan out your moves with our advanced charting tools, and get insight on market ideas with resources like Trade Central and Recognia's Daily Report — daily trade ideas sent directly to your inbox each evening.

  • Tools to Help You

    Research Your Investments

    Filter securities that fit your plans with our customizable stock screeners that feature technical and fundamental criteria, and receive notifications when opportunities develop throughout the day with Intraday Trader by Recognia®.

  • Tools to Help You

    Monitor Your Positions

    Keep your finger on the pulse of the market with our dynamic watch lists and stock alerts. Our News Visualization tool can aggregate the market information you care about and display it as a chart, letting you see the day's news at a glance.

Industry-Leading Service to Back You Up

"When it comes to personalized service, nobody does it better than Scottrade."

The Intraday Trader™ by Recognia tool is provided to Scottrade® clients through a third-party vendor. Scottrade does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained in the Intraday Trader™ by Recognia tool and does not assume any liability for actions taken in reliance on information contained within the tool. Scottrade does not guarantee the availability or accessibility of the Intraday Trader™ by Recognia tool.

Scottrade and Recognia are not affiliated. The information provided is for educational purposes only and Scottrade is not responsible for statements, offers, or products issued by Recognia. Scottrade assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the data. No information presented constitutes a recommendation by Scottrade or its affiliates to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument discussed therein or to engage in any specific investment strategy. Please research any product or service carefully before investing.