Self-directed investing

Complete freedom for the hands-on investor

Trade stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs)1 and options directly online. U.S. Bancorp Investments provides a range of products designed to help meet your personal goals, a variety of tools and educational materials and support through our service center.

  • Access

    Securely view all your U.S. Bancorp Investments accounts online using

  • Research

    Get Morningstar stock and mutual fund reports and compare indices with interactive charts

  • Plan

    Create stock alerts and watch lists, and learn about investment topics in our education center

  • Invest

    Trade stocks, options, ETFs, at clearly set brokerage fees and choose from over 10,000 mutual funds.

Invest and trade

When you open a U.S. Bancorp Investments Self-Directed Brokerage Account, you have complete freedom to build and manage your portfolio using our comprehensive suite of resources and tools.

We make it easy to customize your investment strategy with $4.95 trades for stock and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)1 and 100 free online trades2 a year with a self-directed brokerage account enrolled in paperless document delivery and a U.S. Bank SmartlyTM Checking3 account offered by our affiliate U.S. Bank.

New lower pricing

  • Get 100 free trades
  • $4.95 stock and ETF trades

Apply for self-directed brokerage

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Save for retirement

Open a brokerage IRA account or roll over your 401(k), 403(b), or another retirement account into our Traditional or Roth IRAs.

Traditional IRA

Direct your pretax income into investments that can grow tax-deferred until you withdraw funds.

Open a traditional IRA account

Roth IRA

Use after-tax earnings to later withdraw funds tax-free.

Open a Roth IRA account


Designed for small business owners to provide their employees a retirement plan with tax-deductible contributions.

Open a SEP IRA account

Want help managing your investments?

Managed for you: Automated Investor

Our low-fee automated investing solution will create, monitor and rebalance your investment portfolio as needed so you can stay on track as you work towards your goals.

Learn about Automated Investor

Wealth Management Advisory Center

Work by phone with a financial advisor to create your financial plan through our collaborative approach and proven process—supported by the latest wealth planning technology.

Get financial consultation

About brokerage and investment advisory services

To learn more about the differences between brokerage and investment advisory services and fees from U.S. Bancorp Investments, please read the Client Relationship Summary and Regulation Best Interest Disclosure.