I’ve compiled a list of all the best new online stock broker promotions and offers here. You’ll find promotions for all the well-known popular brokerages (i.e. TD Ameritrade, Scottrade, E*Trade, Betterment, Charles Schwab Fidelity, etc.), as well as others that aren’t as familiar to casual investors.
With these brokerage bonuses, you’ll be able to take advantage of sign-up cash bonuses, free trades, and other nice perks.
Featured Brokerage Promotions
BETTERMENT (AUTOMATED INVESTING) PROMOTIONS
Betterment is the largest independent robo-advisor, which will help you automate your investments. Currently, you can get up to 6 months of free service with their current promotion. Your period of free service will depend on your first deposit, which must be made within 30 days (you must not withdraw the initial deposit for 90 days):
|$5,000||3 MONTHS FREE|
|$25,000||4 MONTHS FREE|
|$100,000||6 MONTHS FREE|
The other popular promotion from Betterment is for their SEP (Simplified Employee Pension) IRA, where you can earn up to 12 months free depending on your first deposit:
|$25,000||4 MONTHS FREE|
|$100,000||6 MONTHS FREE|
|$500,000||12 MONTHS FREE|
You must fund the first deposit within 30 days of signup and not withdraw that initial deposit for 90 days.
*Read my full Betterment promotions review
TD AMERITRADE PROMOTIONS
TD Ameritrade is one of the best brokerages in the market. They have one of the most powerful platforms in ThinkorSwim, and they’re also constantly providing great promotions and bonuses for signing up.
Currently you can get 60 days of FREE trades and up to a $600 cash bonus. This promotion is valid for new brokerage accounts and IRA accounts.
The free trades and cash bonus offer will depend on the amount you fund within the first 60 days:
|$25,000 – $99,999||$100 bonus + Free trades|
|$100,000 – $249,999||$300 bonus + Free trades|
|$250,000+||$600 bonus + Free trades|
*Tip: Account value of the qualifying account must remain equal to, or greater than, the value after the net deposit was made (minus any losses due to trading or market volatility or margin debit balances) for 12 months to not forfeit the bonus! So don’t withdraw whatever you funded initially for 12 months.
You may also be interested in the popular bonus offers from TD Bank where you can earn $100-$200 or more for a new Checking account. Click the button below for all the offer details:
*Read my full TD Ameritrade Promotions review
Scottrade is another extremely popular brokerage and the current promotion lets you earn a cash bonus of anywhere from $100, up to $2,000, by making qualifying deposits. You can also qualify for 50 Free Trades as well:
|$10,000-$24,999||50 free trades|
|$25,000-$49,999||$100 cash bonus + 50 free trades|
|$50,000-$99,999||$200 cash bonus + 50 free trades|
|$100,000-$249,999||$300 cash bonus + 50 free trades|
|$250,000-$499,999||$600 cash bonus + 50 free trades|
|$500,000-$999,999||$1,000 cash bonus + 50 free trades|
|$1 million+||$2,000 cash bonus + 50 free trades|
Important! You must maintain in the Registered Account an amount (minus trading and market volatility losses) equal to the sum of the balance of the Registered Account on the Registration Date, plus the amount of Net Deposits on which Scottrade paid you a cash bonus, at all times for at least one year after the Registration Date, or Scottrade may charge back any unqualified benefits.
Here’s another popular Scottrade promotion. When you transfer your current brokerage account over to Scottrade, you will get reimbursed up to $100 in transfer fees imposed by the current brokerage.
The value of the account transferred must be a minimum of $10,000.
Follow these steps for the reimbursement:
- Use this link to open a new account with Scottrade.
- Print, sign and submit the account transfer form.
- Visit a local Scottrade branch to initiate the transfer.
- Print, sign and submit the account transfer REIMBURSEMENT request.
- Provide a statement of proof of the imposed transfer fees.
- The reimbursement will be credited to your account within 30 days of receipt of the above forms.
Scottrade’s Free Online Checking
Tip: Scottrade also has a free Online Checking account that many people link to their Scottrade Brokerage account. This account has no Monthly Fees, no ATM fees, and you’ll get reimbursements from ATM fees charged by other banks.
*Click on the Online Banking tab for details
*Read my full Scottrade Promotions review
Best New Stock Broker Promotions And Bonuses List!
Below is the complete list of the current brokerage promotions, offers and bonuses. A few of the deals and bonuses are for investment tools and educational services as well, where I deemed them helpful for some. Most of the popular promotions are for new brokerage accounts for trading Stocks, Options, Forex, etc.
Click the links below for all the detailed offer terms. Most folks open several new brokerage accounts to earn multiple bonuses!
|Betterment||Up To 6 Months Free Service||Deposit Within 30 Days. Do Not Withdraw For 90 Days.||None||Review|
|Betterment||12 Months Free SEP IRA||Deposit Within 30 Days. Do Not Withdraw For 90 Days.||None||Review|
|Betterment||12 Months Free 401(k) Rollover||Rollover $10K to $50K for different tiers of free periods.||During Tax Season||Review|
|Capital One Investing||Up to $600 bonus||Deposit within 90 days for the following bonuses:
$600 Bonus(Dep. $200K+),
$300 Bonus(Dep. $100K+),
$200 Bonus(Deposit $50K+),
$100 Bonus(Deposit $15K+),
$50 Bonus(Deposit $5K+)
|Capital One Investing||$50 After First Trade||Promotion Code: M50FT||None||Review|
|Capital One Investing||$50 Bonus For New IRA||Use Code: EBLUE50. Deposit $5,000 By 1/31/2017.||01/31/2017||Review|
|Capital One Investing||Save Up To $150 On New 401(K)||Promotion Code: SBSAVE||None||Review|
|Charles Schwab||$100 Brokerage Or IRA Bonus||Deposit $10,000 Within 45 Days.||None||Review|
|Charles Schwab||$500 Brokerage OR IRA Bonus||Tiered bonus offer. $500 bonus requires $100K deposit. Minimum $10K deposit for $100 bonus.||None||Review|
|Charles Schwab||500 Commission-Free Online Trades||Deposit $100,000 Within 45 Days.||None||Review|
|ChoiceTrade||$5 Flat Rate Per Trade||$5 Rate On NASDAQ And Exchange-Listed Stocks||None||Review|
|Cobra Trading||Free Platform Demo||Request A Free Demo Of One Of Their Platforms||None||Review|
|E*TRADE||$2,500 + free trades||$2,500+free trades bonus (Deposit $1,000,000). Click on the offer for all bonus tiers.||12/31/2017||Review|
|Fidelity||One Year Free Trades||Deposit $50,000 = 60 Free Trades. Deposit $100,000 = 1 year/100 Free Trades.||None||Review|
|Fidelity||200 Free Trades(90 Days) IRA Or Brokerage||200 free trades: Deposit $100,000+,
100 free trades: Deposit $50,000+
|Fidelity||50,000 MileagePlus Award Miles||50,000 Miles Bonus: Deposit $100,000+,
25,000 Miles Bonus: Deposit $50,000+,
15,000 Miles Bonus: Deposit $25,000+
|Fidelity||50,000 Delta SkyMiles Bonus||50,000 Miles Bonus: Deposit $100,000+,
25,000 Miles Bonus: Deposit $50,000+,
15,000 Miles Bonus: Deposit $25,000+
|Fidelity||IRA Or Brokerage $2,500 Deposit Bonus||$2,500 bonus: Deposit $1,000,000. Click on offer for all bonus tiers.||None||Review|
|Fidelity||200 Free Trades & Active Trader Pro Access||Deposit $50,000 Into IRA Or Brokerage Account||None||Review|
|Fidelity||$500 Apple Gift Card Bonus||$500 Gift Card: Deposit $300,000+,
$300 Gift Card: Deposit $150,000+,
$100 Gift Card: Deposit $75,000+
|Fidelity||50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles Promo||50,000 AAdvantage Miles Bonus: Deposit $100,000+,
25,000 AAdvantage Miles Bonus: Deposit $50,000+,
15,000 AAdvantage Miles Bonus: Deposit $25,000+
|Firstrade||$200 Transfer fee rebates||Account Transfer Of $10,000 Or More||None||Review|
|Firstrade||$1000 Free Trade Commissions||The amount of bonuses you qualify for depends on deposit amount||None||Review|
|Firstrade||$50 Per Referral||$50 Bonus Per Referral||None||Review|
|Firstrade||Wire Transfer Fee Rebate (Saves Up to $25/Wire)||Wire $25K or more||Limited Time||Review|
|Just2Trade||$2.50 Per Trade||N/A||None||Review|
|LearnVest||$50 credit for new accounts||Use promo code LETSGO50||01/31/2017||Review|
|Lightspeed||Up to $10K Cash Back In Rebates||Use code “10KGOOG“||None||Review|
|MB Trading||*Acquired By TradeKing (See Below For Promos)||N/A||None||Review|
|Merrill Edge||30 Free Trades/Month||Keep $25,000 Balance||None||Review|
|Merrill Edge||$50 Bonus 529 College Investment Plan||Deposit $5,000 within 45 days/maintain balance for 90 days.||Expired||Review|
|Merrill Edge||$600 Bonus For Investment Or IRA Account||Use offer code ME600. $600 bonus: Deposit $200,000. Click on offer to see all bonus tiers.||None||Review|
|Motif Investing||$100 Referral Bonus||Referred must fund with $1,000 and make 1 trade. Click link for full details.||None||Review|
|Motif Investing||$150 For New Traders||Fund $2,000 In 30 Days/Maintain For 45 Days. Bonus Depends On # Of Trades In 45 Days.
1 Trade: $50 Bonus,
3 Trades: $75 Bonus,
5 Trades: $150 Bonus
|Motif Investing||$150 IRA Transfer Promotion||Transfer $5,000+||None||Review|
|Muriel Siebert||Scroll down to the bottom left on their homepage to check Current Offers.||None||Review|
|Muriel Siebert||$100 Gift Card & Free Trades||Consolidate $100,000 or more||12/30/2016||Review|
|Muriel Siebert||Free Trades For You And Referral||Refer a friend who opens an account and you receive 5 free trades minimum. Your referral receives 10 free trades minimum||12/30/2016||Review|
|OptionsHouse||60 Days Commission Free Trades ($1000 Value)||$5,000 Minimum Within 60 Days||06/30/2017||Review|
|OptionsXpress||50 Free Trades||Fund $5,000||03/31/2017||Review|
|Personal Capital||Join For Free||N/A||None||Review|
|Personal Capital||Retirement Planning Caculator||N/A||None||Review|
|Personal Capital||Personal Capital Vs Quicken!||N/A||None||Review|
|Prosper||Invest In Personal Loans, Earn 6.8%||N/A||None||Review|
|Robinhood||Unlimited Commission-Free Trades||N/A||None||Review|
|Scottrade||Up To $2,000 Bonus & 50 Free Trades||New Or Current Accounts.
$2,000 Bonus+50 Free Trades: Deposit $1,000,000.
Click offer to see all bonus tiers.
|Scottrade||$100 In Transfer Fees
*Read the Review for complete instructions!
|Up To $100 Back In Transfer Fees When You Switch & Fill Out The Account Transfer Reimbursement Request Form||None||Review|
|Scottrade||Free Online Checking (No ATM Fees)
*Click on the Online Banking tab
|Link To Your Scottrade Brokerage For Easy Transfers||None||Review|
|SigFig||Up To $10,000 Managed Free||Open with $2,000+||None||Review|
|SogoTrade||Free Trades & Up To $100 Reimbursed||Deposit $500 For Free Trades. Transfer At Least $10,000 For $100 Reimbursement.||None||Review|
|SpeedTrader||Refer a Friend and Get $100||Referred must open an online trading account , fund it ($25,000 minimum), and begin to trade.||None||Review|
|SpeedTrader||$100 Sign-Up Bonus||You must fund your new account with at least $25,000 within 48 hours of account approval.||None||Review|
|SureTrader||$50 In Free Trades||Just Enter Your Email||None||Review|
|SureTrader||Free $100k Trading Account Demo||N/A||None||Review|
|TD Ameritrade||60 Free Trades & $600 Bonus||$600 Bonus+Free Trades: Deposit $250,000+,
$300 Bonus+Free Trades: Deposit $100,000+,
$100 Bonus+Free Trades: Deposit $25,000+,
Free Trades: Deposit $3,000+
|TD Ameritrade||$600 IRA Bonus||Deposit Within 60 Days.
$600 Bonus: Deposit $250,000+,
$300 Bonus: Deposit $100,000+,
$100 Bonus: Deposit $25,000+
|TD Ameritrade||$2500 Brokerage/Retirement Bonus||For $2,500 cash bonus and 90 days of free trades, you must deposit 1 million dollars. Click on the offer link for all bonus tiers.||03/31/2017||Review|
|TD Ameritrade||$1000 Bonus and 90 Days Free Trades||Deposit $250K for the $1000 bonus and free trades. Click offer for all bonus tiers.||03/31/2017||Review|
|TD Ameritrade||$1500 Bonus and $150 Transfer Fees Rebate||Fund $500K for the $1500 bonus. Transfer at least $10K to qualify for the $150 Transfer Fee rebate. See offer for all bonus tiers.||09/30/2017||Review|
|TradeKing||$50 Referral Bonus||Referred Must Fund $3,000+ And Make 3 Trades.||None||Review|
|TradeKing||Other Current Promotions||See Link||None||Review|
|TradeKing||$150 In Transfer Fees Reimbursed When Switching||Transfer $2,500 Or More||None||Review|
|TradeKing||$1,000 In Free Trade Commission||Open Account With Code FREE1000 And Fund $5,000 Within 30 Days.||None||Review|
|TradeKing||Wire Transfer Fee Rebates||Deposit $5000+||None||Review|
|TradeStation||20% Off Commissions Up To $1,500||$5,000 Minimum Funded||None||Review|
|Trading Lesson||60-day 100% Money Back Guarantee||N/A||None||Review|
|USAA||Mutual Funds with USAA||N/A||None||Review|
|USAA||USAA Brokerage Account: Trades As Low As $5.95||N/A||None||Review|
|USAA||USAA IRA Account||N/A||None||Review|
|Wealthfront||$15,000 Managed For Free Invitation||Use The Link||None||Review|
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