Scottrade accounts are moving to TD Ameritrade

NerdWallet adheres to strict standards of editorial integrity to help you make decisions with confidence. Then I wait like 35 hours still nothing? Scottrade gets points for offering a platform suitable for every kind of trader. Is it day trading if you hold a position overnight? A variable margin payment that is made by members to their respective

BREAKING DOWN 'Option Margin'

Scottrade provides online trading, retirement products as well as a variety of investment products, including mutual funds, etfs, and bonds to help you meet your goals.

Earnings Thread - Daily Thread. I received this from scottrade imgur. Just print out the coupon and bring it to the closest theme park. They'll know what you're talking about. Buy today and the trade will settle on Friday. If you sell today the cash isn't really there until Friday so you can't use that money to trade with until it settled.

Get a margin account, it should fix it for the most part. Broker will Jew you out of an extra quarter every now and then. Sign up with options house, minimum 2k for margin, trade are cheap for options and equity trades. If you aren't comfortable using margin yet, just use it so you don't have to wait the 3 days to settle to use the cash.

Like I said before they'll charge you interest on the margin while the cash isn't settled but it's a quarter of that. Mobile platform is lacking, and so is their desktop, but the low margin requirement so I can do what you want to do was a huge turn on for me.

If you have over 10k go with interactive brokers. Fees are slightly higher but they offer more foreign equities and the fees aren't a whole lot higher. But if you have 2k but not 10k to trade, options house is the way to go so you don't have to deal with the BS settling data and can use margin for basically free to trade while your waiting on the 3 days cash settlement. Just over state your experience if you're not a "pro" so they approve you. So far it's worked well for me.

The biggest drawback for OH for me is that you can't execute options without calling them because they changed things up a month or so ago and it cost me about waiting on the fucker on the phone to execute the options. Wait time on calling to execute is about 3 minutes though.

All around for my current level, I'm happy with OH and the requirements for margin are low which is what you're looking for to not wait 3 days and avoid the free rider BS. Check other brokers though you might find a better one for you based on the amount of cash you'll be putting in the account.

Thanks, I have scottrade and I applied for the margin account yesterday. Missed out on sick JNUG gains though because of my current settlement dates. Good deal, now you can do stupid shit like buying naked calls and writing calls to try and minimize your loss when your trade goes to shit ;.

I din't get the options upgrade just margin account, don't know enough to jump into options. For 2 years after the dot-com bubble burst in , revenue declined, although it fully recovered by The company began offering Chinese-language services in its retail locations in and in made its online offerings available in Chinese.

Between to , the company doubled the number of retail branch locations, reaching in In , Scottrade bought an office building outside of St.

Louis next to its call center to use as its corporate offices. In , Scottrade purchased the naming rights for the stadium of the St. Louis Blues , which was renamed the Scottrade Center.

In , the company launched Scottrade Bank. In , the company launched a mobile app. In September , the online brokerage division of the company was acquired by TD Ameritrade and the banking division was acquired by TD Bank. In , the U. Securities and Exchange Commission charged the company with making fraudulent misrepresentations to clients about their Nasdaq pre-open orders in violation of the Securities Exchange Act of In January , the company admitted to violating the record keeping requirements of federal security laws.

Securities and Exchange Commission submitted a request for data describing its trades as part of an investigation into whether an account had been hacked and unauthorized trades made for a customer. Every brokerage firm is required to keep trading records under the law. The company was missing data over a six-year period.

In October , Scottrade revealed that, in late and early , hackers accessed an encrypted database containing the personal records of more than 4. Scottrade did not admit to or deny these charges, but consented to an entry of FINRA's findings and agreed to pay the fine.