CD & Bond Trading

Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and Bonds can be a great way to diversify your portfolio. This section will help you learn more about CDs and bonds including trading hours, how to trade the many types of bonds available, commissions and FAQs.

CD & Bond Commissions

View commission and fee information for CD and bond products offered by Scottrade.

CD & Bond Trading Hours

Scottrade will accept and process orders between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET.

CD Trading

Investment Minimum CDs trade in denominations from $1,000 up to $100,000. The minimum investment amount at Scottrade is $5,000.

Corporate/Agency Bonds

You must have an Internet account with Scottrade before you can place a corporate bond order on the Internet.

Municipal Bonds

To buy municipal bonds from your Scottrade account, cash representing the purchase amount must be in the account before an order can be accepted.

U.S. Treasury Bond Trading

To place a U.S. Treasury Bond order, log into your account and click the Trade tab at the top of the page.

U.S. Treasury STRIPS Trading

To buy U.S. Treasury securities from your Scottrade account, click on the Trade tab at the top of the page. Next, click on CDs & Bonds on the left side menu.

Preferred Securities Trading

To place a Preferred Security order, click the Trade tab and choose CDs & Bonds.

Buying a Bond Ladder

Create a laddered bond portfolio and purchase all the bonds at once.

Sell Bonds

Use the Bid Wanted Submission System to sell your bonds online, or call your local branch to sell bonds through a Scottrade broker.

Bond Maturity - Bond Tracker

Learn how the Scottrade Bond Tracker tool can help you create bond portfolios and build bond ladders based on existing holdings create watch lists and examine principal cash flow to help you manage risk, diversify and make informed investment decisions.

Bond FAQs

What types of bonds are available through Scottrade? How much does it cost to trade bonds through Scottrade? What are the hours for bond trading?