Trade Ideas™

What Is Trade Ideas?

Trade Ideas3 is a publisher of real-time, custom-filtered market data.

Why Use Trade Ideas?

You can use Trade Ideas3 to get real-time, customized investing and trading data so you can analyze a trade before you place it. Using filtered ideas that match your trading patterns and preferences, Trade Ideas can help you act on opportunities in the market swiftly and give you an edge over the competition.

This pre-trade analysis tool monitors every trade on NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Once it locates stocks that meet the criteria, you can begin the analysis process to determine if a hypothetical investment was a wise choice. The tool can help you do the following:

  • Estimate market risk
  • Identify trends
  • Determine bearish, bullish, or neutral-based trading strategies
  • Develop trading scenarios
  • Discover your potential for earning a profit

3 Scottrade and Trade Ideas are separate companies, and the information provided by Trade Ideas should not be attributed to Scottrade. Please research any product or service carefully before making a purchase.

The table below defines the five types of Trade Ideas subscriptions:

User Type

Access Type

Length of Access

What Happens When Access Expires?


Limited access and functionality.


You can:

  • Subscribe to Trade Ideas.
    • Activate the full-access demo.

Note: Once you activate the demo, you cannot reactivate the demo.


Full access to Trade Ideas.

14 calendar days.

Tip: The number of days remaining in the demo can be seen in the window.

You can subscribe to Trade Ideas to continue using full access.

Upon expiration, the subscription type converts to Free User or Subscribed User.

Work saved during the demo will not be accessible until you subscribe.

Note: Nonsubscribers will receive limited access.


Full access to Trade Ideas is available for $15 per month, as long as the subscription is paid and you are in good standing.

Subscribers also receive any future updates.

As long as you maintain a subscription.

Access to work is not available until you subscribe again.

If you unsubscribe and have not activated the Demo in the last year, the Demo will become available. Otherwise, you will have limited access when you unsubscribe.

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