Just wanted to share a new promotion by TradeKing that’s available for a limited time. TradeKing is one of the online brokers I use and it’s one that comes well recommended by Smart Money and Barron’s. I’ve written about them in more detail in my review of TradeKing and also have them listed in this article on free online stock trading promotions. If you make a lot of stock trades, then they are a broker worth considering.
Get a $50 Bonus, Sign Up With TradeKing
Here’s pretty much how it works:
- Open an account with TradeKing by visiting this promotional link.
- Fund your account with a deposit of at least $2,500. You’ll need to make the deposit within 30 days of opening your account.
- You are required to perform at least one trade within 180 days of opening your account.
- The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other TradeKing promotion.
- You must keep a minimum deposit of $2,500 in your account for at least 6 months in order to fully claim the bonus.
What’s Great About TradeKing?
Here’s a little bit more about TradeKing — they’re a discount online brokerage service that allows you to buy and sell stocks and ETFs for $4.95 a trade and options for $4.95 per trade and $0.65 per contract.
In addition, TradeKing has a solid trading platform and learning center that can help you gain experience and knowledge as an investor or trader. You can also expect great customer support from their company. As for other interesting features of the site, you may want to know a bit about TradeKing’s unique community features.
TradeKing is expanding its Trade Notes microblogging capabilities, which are designed to keep its followers abreast of current trading news by automatically feeding Tweets into the TradeKing Twitter account. The cool thing about this feature is that TradeKing actually allows its customers to post actual trade results to its Trade Notes application, which can now be shared with anyone who follows them on Twitter. This is one of the more innovative learning tools available on the web today, allowing individuals to learn by watching actual trades and by understanding the thought process behind other traders’ activities.
While TradeKing does not have a virtual stock trading environment yet, you can at least sign up as a TradeKing follower so that you can get the benefit of learning from actual traders.
Now as an actual customer, you can buy and sell stocks all day long for a basic flat fee of $4.95 a trade (whether online or broker assisted over the phone). It may be worth pointing out that TD Ameritrade charges $44.95 and Scottrade charges $27 for each broker assisted trade, making TradeKing one of the best “Bangs for Your Buck” when it comes to online trading. TradeKing also offers a bevy of real time tools, in depth research and a great online library of how-to and investment strategy documents that can turn a novice investor into an investment guru.
The cool thing about TradeKing is its sheer simplicity. The layout of the trading interface is clean and pretty straightforward. All of the information and rich features are cleverly hidden away under easy to find function buttons and hyperlinks so the main screen is orderly and chaos free. Trading through this platform is problem free.
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