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.

The information and content provided in the Scottrade® Knowledge Center is for informational and/or educational purposes only. The information presented or discussed is not, and should not be considered, 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, Inc. 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.