Online Investing

Online investing brings the stock market into today's high-speed world, allowing investors a more convenient and accessible way to participate in financial markets.

With a click of a mouse, you can buy and sell stocks for as little as $7 per transaction. You may be able to make a trade in less than a second, but making a wise investment decision takes time. Before you trade, you should know what you are buying or selling and the risk of your investment.

Scottrade offers stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds, CDs, bonds and options online. You also have access to real-time quotes, streaming charts, stock reports and research tools that help you find investment opportunities that fit your trading style.

Before investing online, it's important to understand how to stay safe in the digital world. For more information about online safety, visit Scottrade's Security Center.

Although online investing is preferred by many investors, there are several more traditional options for placing trades at Scottrade. Place trades and monitor your account with a touch-tone phone by dialing 1-800-906-SCOT, call your local Scottrade branch office at 1-800-619-SAVE to place trades through your broker, or trade with a mobile device at

These different alternatives increase convenience and allow you to stay in touch with your account no matter where you are.