Who couldn’t use an extra fifty bucks? Well, TradeKing understands and has come out with an August 2010 promotion:
New customers get a $50 signing bonus when they open an account!
This offer is available from today until the end of August, so if you’ve been sitting on the fence about opening a brokerage account, here’s a little extra incentive!
At TradeKing, you’ll pay just $4.95 a trade plus 65 cents per option contract. Period. They don’t have any account minimums or hidden fees and even charge the same price for broker-assisted trades. SmartMoney and Kiplinger’s both gave TradeKing’s Customer Service their very highest ratings in their latest broker surveys.
The fine print:
To qualify for this offer, new accounts must be opened and funded with $2,500 or more. Account funding must occur within 30 days of account opening, and one trade must be executed within 180 days of account opening for account to qualify. Offer is not transferable or valid in conjunction with any other offer. Open to US residents only. One offer per household. TradeKing can modify or discontinue this offer at anytime without notice. The minimum funds of $2,500 must remain in the account (minus any trading losses) for a minimum of 6 months or the credit may be surrendered. Other restrictions may apply.