Lets get these online accounts started. Only 500. to begin and after ya get a feel for it ya pump the real money in. Security with scottrade is not an issue like all Brokers. The accounts are insured to either 500k or a million. You have never heard of a broker going broke and not paying clients. Most folks I know dont have too fret over the insured limits. So begin somewhere and have some fun and make some money. Better then CD's or money market account. If I refer yas I get 3 free trades as well as you do.