One way to get a head start on your trading is by looking for deals that online stock brokerage firms are offering. Sometimes these firms offer cash bonuses to sign up and sometimes they offer free trades.
Free Trading for 60 Days
Right now, E*Trade (ETFC) is offering a special deal of 500 trades free of commissions for stock or option trades during the 60 day period after funds have cleared in the new account. This offer is available for Individual, Joint or Retirement accounts. Restrictions include:
There are some other restrictions. However, one additional bonus the company is offering is a $200 bonus if you deposit at least $25,000 and higher bonuses if $100,000 or more is put into the account.