TradeStation Securities, Inc.

Why trade stocks?

Stocks are one of the easiest ways to get started with trading as they provide both flexibility and diversity. You can buy and sell stocks for the short-term, or you can hold your positions for the long-term, personalizing your strategy.

Whether you naturally err on the side of caution or love taking risks, stocks offer an opportunity to explore both sides of the spectrum. You can go long or short on stocks depending on your trading strategy and style.

Stock Trading Demystified: Your Guide to Understanding Stocks

Download Stock Trading Demystified to learn exactly how the stock market works. From deciding which stocks to buy to understanding key terms, this primer will give you an overview of the market and key concepts to up your trading game.

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Stocks eBook
  • How stock trading works
  • Why traders choose stocks
  • Answers to frequently asked stock questions
  • And much more

Start trading big-name tech stocks and more

Have you ever used Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, or Google? Chances are you have, and while these tech giants are at the forefront of innovation and technology, with stock trading, you have an opportunity to get in on the action by buying and selling shares in these companies.

Why trade stocks at TradeStation?

Educational resources

Web and mobile trading

Experienced customer support and trade-desk specialists

Special day-trading margin rates

Income-generating opportunities

Trade execution quality and price improvements

Unlock your stock trading toolkit

Whether you are an active trader looking to grow your account, or an experienced investor looking for long-term capital appreciation, TradeStation has the tools and resources you need to make more informed trading decisions.

Still, learning? Put your strategies to the test – risk free

With our simulated trading account, you can test your strategies in real-time without having to risk your capital.

With access to one of the industry’s most extensive historical market databases, You can back-test your stock trading strategies on decades of historical market data.

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Backtesting
Hotlists

Easily identify stock market movers and shakers

A TradeStation favorite, Hotlists let traders see stock market movers and shakers to identify top gainers and losers. Traders can also focus on companies moving a lot on a percentage or dollar basis. Or find companies pushing close to new 52-week highs or lows.

 

Uncover hidden opportunities

TradeStation’s Matrix allows you to see the overall level and breadth of open orders in real-time to help you discover potentially profitable orders.

The Matrix combines the advantages of a highly detailed market depth window and order-tracking system in one window.

 

Matrix
RadarScreen

Get trade ideas throughout the trading day

One of our favorite trading tools, RadarScreen®, lets you monitor and rank up to 1,000 symbols in real-time, based on more than 180 technical and fundamental indicators. This fast-acting market monitoring tool also enables you to add your own custom criteria.

 

Stay Connected with Mobile and Web Trading

Know what’s moving in the market when you’re on the move. TradeStation’s mobile and web trading apps make it easy to stay connected to the markets. It’s easier than ever, thanks to TradeStation’s award-winning* mobile app.

Get much more than an online stock trading platform

Along with an award-winning trading platform, TradeStation offers many resources and services to level up your stock trading game.

Margin Trading

Get competitive margin rates

Leverage your account assets to increase your buying power with Margin trading. With competitive equities margin interest rates as low as 3.5%

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Order Execution

Price Improvement: Get fast, reliable order execution

TradeStation delivers fast, reliable order execution for our customers. We use a combination of advanced order routing technology, regular and rigorous reviews of speed, execution quality, and price improvement to support our customers’ trading experience.

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Earn extra income

Earn extra income while you wait for your next trade

Boost your account balance with our Fully Paid Stock Lending program. Your eligible stock positions may earn you extra income. When we lend out certain fully paid or excess margin securities in your account, you’ll receive a share of the interest we earn each day.

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Access to IPOs

Gain access to IPOs

TradeStation clients have access to certain ground-floor initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings, and follow-on offerings. Browse IPOs and view the price range, anticipated offering date, SEC prospectus, and more.

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Want to learn more about online stock trading?

Stay up to date on the latest financial news with Market Insights. Get daily briefings on market activities, trading opportunities, and education, including earnings recaps and insights from industry veterans.

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