Scottrade is one of the first brokerages that I used when I started investing and day trading stocks. I now day trade strictly futures and use various emini brokers to do so, I also teach hundreds of traders how to day trade my personal strategy. I was attracted to Scottrade by their low commission structure and since I was a young high school boy at the time, I needed to save all that I could in fees and costs.
Low Trading Fees
No Inactivity Fees
Low Minimum Balance Requirement
Basic Trading Platform