TradeStation Promotions: $5,000 Sign-up Bonus Offer

Get up to a $5,000 bonus when you open a TradeStation account and transfer qualifying assets. Other offers include a $3,500 sign-up bonus and a 50% off futures trading promotion.

Full details of all TradeStation promos, offers, and bonuses below. While most promotions are intended for new users, there are a couple of deals for existing users as well.

For more current bank offers, see our bank bonuses page. The most popular offers are from Chase BankSoFi, U.S. Bank, and Axos Bank.

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What is TradeStation?

Based in Florida, TradeStation is an online brokerage with an award-winning platform that offers full trading capabilities for stocks, ETFs, options, and futures. TradeStation doesn’t charge a commission on stocks & ETFs and commissions on options/futures are industry competitve.

TradeStation Promotions

Offer #1: TradeStation $3,500 Sign-up Bonus

Get up to a $3,500 bonus when you open a new TradeStation account with promo code TSTVAGFD and transfer qualifying assets within 45 days of account opening. The more assets you transfer in, the more cash TradeStation will deposit into your account:

Cash BonusQualifying Assets

How To Get Up to $3,500 Cash Reward Bonus:

  1. Open a new TradeStation account using this link.
  2. Enter TradeStation promo code TSTVAGFD during account registration.
  3. Transfer cash or securities from another financial institution to TradeStation within 45 days of offer enrollment.
  4. Hold the assets deposited or transferred for 270 days.
  5. Receive a one-time cash reward following the end of the holding period.

All new funds deposited during the 45 calendar days of account enrollment will count towards the bonus offer.

Previous TradeStation customers have stated that they’re able to receive this sign-up bonus even if they received a new account bonus in the past.

It appears that the bonus will trigger if your previous TradeStation account is closed and you register a new account using a different login and email address. All other info can be the same. YMMV.

Offer #2: TradeStation x Unusual Whales – Deposit Bonus up to $5,000

TradeStation has partnered with Unusual Whales to launch a cash reward bonus up to $5,000. The cash reward is based on the total amount of your deposits within the first 45 days.

Cash BonusQualifying Assets

Deposit Bonus (up to $5,000) Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Open a new TradeStation account using this link.
  2. Enter TradeStation promo code WHLEAGJE during account registration.
  3. Fund your account with cash and/or securities totaling $500 or more within 45 days of account enrollment.
  4. Maintain your transferred assets for 270 calendar days following the last day upon which you funded your account.

In my opinion, this offer is the best TradeStation sign-up bonus if you have transferrable assets of $2 million or more. It compares very favorably to the other new account offer above where the same deposit amount will provide you with only a $3,500 bonus.

Webull logo20-75 Free StocksLink
Moomoo logo7 Free StocksLink
SoFi logo1 Free Stock ($25)Link
Public logo$20 BonusLink
TradeStation logo$150 Cash BonusLink
M1 Finance logoUp to $500Link
TradeUP$60 BonusLink
Robinhood logo1 Free Stock (Up To $200)Link
tastyworks logo$5,000 BonusLink
Acorns logo$20 Cash BonusLink

Offer #3: Dollarbull + TradeStation $25 Bonus

Earn a $25 bonus when you open a new Dollarbull and Tradestation account with promo code DLLRAFVH and fund account with $2,000 or more in new assets.

How To Get $25 Bonus:

  1. Open a new TradeStation account using the link above.
  2. Enter TradeStation promo code DLLRAFVH during account registration.
  3. Fund the account with new assets of $2,000 or more within 45 days of account opening.
  4. Receive a $25 bonus the month following the funding date.

Your account won’t qualify for the bonus if you withdraw assets from your account, then redeposit them into the account. Asset fluctuations (up or down) do not affect the calculation of qualifying assets.

This offer is not affiliated with Dollarbull and a subscription to Dollarbull is not required for qualification.

Offer #4: TradeStation 50% Off Futures Brokerage Fees

Get 50% off futures brokerage fees – forever! Lock in this bonus by opening a new account using promo code FUTRAFZT.

Promotional rates on futures products:

  1. Micro Futures: $0 commission + $0.25 per contract, per side
  2. Futures: $0 commission + $0.75 per contract per side

Promo Rates are not applicable to any futures products bought or sold on the FuturesPlus platform or TradingView. Only Entity (non-Institutional), IRAs, Individual or Joint futures accounts are eligible for Promo Rates. 

Expired Promotions

The following promotions have since expired and are left here for informational purposes only. If TradeStation does reactivate any of these offers, we’ll pull it from here and add it to the active list above.

The Bottom Line

These bonuses are so much better than what TradeStation offered in the past. For new users, the best offer gives you a $150 bonus for funding a new account with just $500.

You’ll receive a bigger bonus if you have more assets to transfer in, but the best “return on investment” is the “deposit $500, get $150 bonus” offer. Getting $150 for transferring $500 equates to a 30% return. Running the same calculation for the other sign-up bonuses result in a lower ROI.

I’ll add this to the list of the best bank bonuses.

About John Pham

John Pham is a personal finance expert, serial entrepreneur, and founder of The Money Ninja. He has also been fortunate enough to have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report. John has a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of New Hampshire.

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6 months ago

Hello John. Thank you again for your information. I signed up for a checking account with Capital One, made the two direct deposits of $250 each, and promptly received the $350 bonus. Then I signed up for their Quicksilver credit card, spent the required promo amount ($500, I believe) and promptly received the $300 promo reward.

However, the Tradestation promo to receive $150 for depositing $500 is a different story. I used your promo code but did not receive the bonus after the required time. I had to contact customer service, who informed me that the promo code wasn’t entered. They are honoring the offer, but the wait period is 60 days rather than 45, the bonus will be in two payments of $75 each, and I have to write them Dec 19 to request the second $75 payment. Still a 30% ROI (over 100% annualized), but not as smooth as I’d expected.

Thank you again,


9 months ago

A thought on your suggestion in your bottom line. Since you will have to hold the funds for 270 days after transferring $5,000 to earn the first tier bonus, wouldn’t you be better of leaving the funds invested in a high yield savings account (~5% APY) for the same duration (9 months)?

1 year ago

This is a really awesome deal. Plus they have a really sophisticated trading platform both for desktop (web page) and APP. They offer before hours and after hours trading for free. Plus you can set up bracket trading on the desktop(web page). Compares to Schwab in many ways.

2 years ago

can a new user combine both offers?

2 years ago

Stablecoin earns 6% interest. If doing this bonus it seems like a no brainer to exchange the dollars for USDC and park it for a few months at 6%. I don’t see any fees for exchanging back and forth. Does this seem correct from your interpretation of the terms?

2 years ago

Not a good score on Trustpilot…