Learn the Basics

Get started with an intro to the stock market and helpful articles on investment types, research, strategies and allocation.

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Scottrade Account Types

Scottrade offers a variety of account types, including individual, joint, retirement, education, business, and bank accounts.

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Investment Products

Learn more about stocks, options, exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, certificates of deposit and bonds.

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Research & Analysis

Get to know fundamental and technical analysis including ratios, return on investment, charts and technical indicators.

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Prepare for retirement with information about budgeting, planning, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) and other plans.

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Trading Topics

Find out about basic and advanced order types, how margin accounts work and what it means to be considered a day trader.

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At Scottrade, we're committed to giving you all the information and support you need to build and manage a portfolio that helps you work toward your unique investing goals.

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