The Trading Edge You've Been Looking For


Active Trader Solutions Designed For You

We believe active traders should be able to get ahead in today’s market and we work hard to make that possible with:




Technology Designed to Help You Get an Advantage

We want to help our traders make better, faster trading decisions with innovative technology designed for their PCs, smartphones and tablets.



Our most advanced trading platform is continually updated to make sure you get the latest technology and the best insight into the market we can provide. With proprietary momentum formulas and cutting-edge idea generation tools, ScottradeELITE® is designed to help give you a trading edge. Whether you have one screen or more, we have built a platform with your trading needs in mind.




Scottrade Mobile App

Scottrade Mobile App

In today’s connected world having the right trading app is essential to monitoring your accounts. Scottrade is committed to continuous innovation of our mobile app for iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices. The Scottrade® Mobile app lets you place trades while on the go. In addition, you can review your portfolios performance and set alerts to keep you informed throughout the trading day.  


Execution Speeds & Trade Quality

When it comes to the market, we know price changes in a fraction of a second and we work hard to make sure our execution speeds help traders move on the price they want.

Execution Speeds and Trade Quality

Learn more about Scottrade’s commitment to trade quality and execution.

Fair & Transparent Pricing

Stocks & ETFs

Enjoy unlimited access to advanced research tools designed to help you find stock & ETF opportunities.

Online Trades Starting at $7


Find new opportunities with sophisticated analytical tools and insight into the option market.

$7 + $1.25 per contract

Margin Interest Rate

Increase your buying power when you apply margin trading strategies in your account.

Starting at 5.25%

See our full pricing structure.

Strategy & Market Commentary

Find new trade ideas and evaluate market moves with timely economic analyses offered specifically for Scottrade traders.

Strategy and Market Commentary

Watch the latest market analysis with after-hours commentary brought to you by Learning Markets1
Watch a Sample

Get daily trade ideas with a free subscription to Recognia’s2 Daily Market Report inside ScottradeELITE. 
Find Out How

Listen to two traders debate the market in the Scottrade® Trader Podcast Series brought to you by Learning Markets1. Listen to a Sample

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Trade execution speed is measured from the time Scottrade routes your order to the marketplace until the time your order is executed at the trading center. Trade execution speed does not include the time it takes for the order to be reported back to Scottrade and you.

Trade execution statistics are provided by VistaOne Solutions, which is not affiliated with Scottrade. Statistics are based on trades in NASDAQ 100 and S&P 500 stocks for market orders of 100 to 499 shares in size. Statistics exclude trades outside of the regular trading session, orders received during locked or crossed markets and trades that, in Scottrade's discretion, occur in extreme market conditions or other unusual circumstances. Market volatility, volume, and system availability may impact trade execution quality. This information is updated monthly with the average trade execution speed calculated using a 12 month rolling average. You will always receive the price at which your order was executed at the trading center even though the execution report that Scottrade receives may be delayed (or “late”) from the trading center. A “late report” refers to when a timely execution is not received from a trading center.

Scottrade monitors the execution quality of all the trading centers to assess whether the trading center is providing our customers best execution*. Scottrade uses various monitoring methods. These methods include a daily order-by-order exception report analysis. They also include a post trade date regular and rigorous review of execution quality. We perform this regular and rigorous review by analyzing statistics from VistaOne Solutions and by reviewing the output of our patented algorithm, the Scottrade Best-Execution Index or SBI™.
* defined in SEC rule 605

1Brought to you by Learning Markets. The materials presented are being provided to you for educational purposes only. Scottrade, Inc. and its affiliates have not created and are not responsible for such materials. The content of such materials has not been adopted, endorsed or approved by Scottrade or its affiliates. The content was created and is being presented by an independent party not employed by or affiliated with Scottrade or its affiliates. The information presented or discussed is not a recommendation or an offer of, or solicitation of an offer by, Scottrade or its affiliates to buy, sell or hold any security or other financial product or an endorsement or affirmation of any specific investment strategy. You are fully responsible for your investment decisions. Your choice to engage in a particular investment or investment strategy should be based solely on your own research and evaluation of the risks involved, your financial circumstances and your investment objectives. Scottrade and its affiliates are not offering or providing, and will not offer or provide, any advice, opinion or recommendation of the suitability, value or profitability of any particular investment or investment strategy.

2Scottrade 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.