TXviking wrote:So is Fidelity basically the best option if I want to try my hand at investing $15K-$25K? Or are there better offers out there I should look at as of now (November 2016)?
Fidelity: https://rewards.fidelity.com/offers/aa? ... e=alliance
You can replace "aa" in the link above with "united" or "delta". Minimum is $25k for $15k miles. I like the website. They also do cash and free trades promotions, but I think the minimum is $50k for those.
$10k gets 50 trades. $25k gets 50 trades and $100. The trades expire within a few months. I'm not a big fan of the website, but I'll take their money.
e*trade came as an email offer, but you might be able to find some link. $25k would get $200. I've really not tried to use it much, I just have index ETFs sitting there.
The TD Ameritrade offer I used has expired, but there was a $50k floor on that, anyway.
Schwab (new customers only): http://www.schwab.com/public/schwab/nn/ ... award.html
$10k gets $100. $25k gets $200.
I'd go with the Fidelity AA/Delta/United offer if you can reach the full $25k. Fidelity is one of the few brokerages that doesn't charge a fee if you want to later close the account. Schwab does charge some sort of fee for even partial transfers, and I think a few others do, too. Factor those costs in when considering promotions.