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Fast answers to your most common questions.

We're here to answer any questions you may have about the markets and your investments. Many common questions are answered in the FAQs we've organized for you below. As always, feel free to call us, visit our website, or use our mobile app to get the information you need.

Self-Service

  • Place a trade

    How do I place a trade?

    Use the Trade Stocks & ETFs order entry page to submit an order to buy, sell or sell short a stock or ETF. You'll need to complete three steps: Enter the specifics of your stock order including symbol, quantity and order type, verify your order, then submit your order.

    The All-In-One Trade Ticket is designed to give you easier access to multiple asset types within the same trade ticket. See our Trading FAQs below for more information.

  • Transfer funds

    How do I transfer funds?

    Whether you want to move funds among your accounts at Schwab or from external accounts, our step-by-step process will walk you through it.

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    How do I log in or change my password?

    If you need to change your password or login ID, login and visit the Security Center. If you're locked out of your account, please contact us.

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    How do I deposit or mail a check?

    If you need to mail in a check for account deposit, visit the mailing address location page.

Account Maintenance FAQs.

Trading FAQs

How to Trade

W-8BEN FAQs

Asset Protection FAQs