Use a Broker Designed Specifically for Active Traders – You Deserve It.

CenterPoint Securities offers a powerful suite of tools and services designed specifically for active traders who demand nothing short of the best.

Experience the Real Difference For Yourself

The Real Deal – A Real Support Team, Real Executions, and Real Control of Your Trading.

CenterPoint Securities gives you the tools you need to be the best trader you can be.
Reliable Platforms
Advanced Trading Tools
Rapid Order Executions
Support You Can Count On

See for yourself – take advantage of our current promotions to get up to $300 in free trading credit and one-month of free platform access.

Current Promotions

New Account Promotion

$300 Trading Credit

+ 1-Month Free Platform Access

Enter promo code “CPTRADER” during the account application process.

New Account Promotion

$100 Trading Credit

+ 1-Month Free Platform Access

Enter promo code “CPTRADER” during the account application process.

Incredibly Powerful Trading Platforms

CenterPoint Securities offers state-of-the-art day trading platforms that are built for speed and power. Choose between DAS Trader and Sterling Trader.

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Fast and Reliable

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Real-Time Data

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Advanced Charting

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Streaming Level 2

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Direct Order Routing

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Advanced Order Types

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Built-In Scanners

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Hot Keys

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And More!

Trading Platforms

Direct Market Access

CenterPoint Securities is a Direct Market Access (DMA) stock broker that gives you control over your order flow.

Faster Order Executions

DMA gives traders the rapid order executions they demand. Orders skip the delays of standard retail executions and reach their destinations unimpeded.

Improved Fills

Direct Market Access gives traders control over their order flow, resulting in improved execution rates, faster fills, and better fill prices.

Multiple Routing Options

CenterPoint clients have access to over 30 routing options. Route directly to market makers and ECN’s or choose one of our smart routes.

Industry-Leading Short Inventory & Locates

By selecting clearing firms with great easy to borrow lists, and industry leading locate providers, we have made CenterPoint a competitive choice for traders who rely on shorting as a major part of their trading strategy.

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Extensive Easy-to-Borrow Lists

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Unrivaled Access to Hard-to-Borrow Locates

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Third-Party Locate Providers

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Competitive Locate Fees

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Integrated Locate System (In-Platform)

Trading Platforms

Why Traders Choose CenterPoint

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Direct Market Access

Improved order executions

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ECN Rebates

Commission rebates when adding liquidity with select ECN’s

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30+ Order Routing Options

Direct routes, ECNs, and smart routes

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Pre-Market & After Hours Trading

4AM-8PM EST for CP Clients

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Unrivaled Short Lists

Backed by third-party locate services

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Unparalleled Support

Phone support, email support, and online resources

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Advanced Trading Platforms

DAS Trader Pro, Sterling Trader Pro, and more

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Powerful Mobile Platform

iDasTrader available for Android and iOS.

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Per-Share Commissions

Efficient for scaling in and out of positions

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Competitive Options Rates

As low as $0.20/contract

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Tiered Commission Structures

Discounts for highly active traders

Get Started Today!
Apply now using our easy online application.

Current Promotions

New Account Promotion

$300 Trading Credit

+ 1-Month Free Platform Access

Enter promo code “CPTRADER” during the account application process.

New Account Promotion

$100 Trading Credit

+ 1-Month Free Platform Access

Enter promo code “CPTRADER” during the account application process.

Choose Which Account is Right for You.

Features
Account Minimum $30,000 $10,000
Equity Commissions (Per-Order) As low as $3.95/order $2.95/order
Equity Commissions (Per-Share) As low as $0.002/share no
Options Trading As low as $0.40/contract Coming Soon!
Active Trading Commission Discounts yes no
Direct Access Trading yes yes
Premium Short Locates yes yes
Short Selling Leverage Up to 4:1 no
Premium Overnight Shorts As low as 2X multiplier 4X multiplier
Margin Restrictions n/a yes
OTC/Pink Sheet Trading yes no
Platform DAS Trader Pro DAS Trader
Platform Fee $120/month $100/month
Mobile Platform Access yes yes
Margin Interest Benchmark + 4% Benchmark + 5%
Routing Options 20+ 2
ECN Rebates yes no

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the account minimum?

Our current account minimum is $30,000 for CenterPoint accounts and $10,000 for CenterPoint Lite accounts.


What account types does CenterPoint offer?

CenterPoint offers individual, joint, and corporate accounts.


Do you accept foreign accounts?

We accept most foreign accounts. Please contact us for details.


Why don’t you offer free commissions?

You’ve probably heard the expression “nothing in life is free,” and zero-commission trading is no different. You get what you pay for. When brokers offer zero-commission trading, they do not simply eat the cost of commissions. Instead, they monetize your order flow, which may result in slower executions and subpar fill prices. While you save on commission fees,  you may end up paying more overall. 


Do I need a specialized trading broker?

Specialized trading brokers, such as CenterPoint Securities, are not for everyone. Our firm caters specifically to active traders who value quality order executions, advanced trading tools, and access to resources you won’t find at traditional brokers. If you place trades daily or weekly, you will likely benefit from a specialized trading broker. If you invest for the long-term, most traditional brokers will be adequate for your investing style.


What is Direct Market Access?

Direct Market Access (DMA) allows traders to route their orders directly to the market. When you place an order at a non-DMA broker, your order is first routed to the broker before being sent to market. The broker acts as a middleman, which can lead to slower executions, missed trades, and subpar fill prices. DMA gives traders more control over their order flow, resulting in faster executions and better fill prices.


Does CenterPoint enforce the Pattern Day Trader Rule?

Yes. The PDT Rule is enforced for all accounts.


Is my trading account insured?

Yes. The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) is a nonprofit organization that protects stocks, bonds, and other securities in case a brokerage firm goes bankrupt and assets are missing.
The SIPC will cover up to $500,000 in securities, including a $250,000 limit for cash held in a brokerage account.

Ready to Get Started?

Ready to become a CenterPoint trader? Start your account application today or take our industry-leading platform for a 14-day test trive.

Promotion Details

– Offer valid for new accounts opened after February 2021 only (cannot be combined with any other promotional offer)

– Offer valid for new clients only

– Credit will be applied at the end of your first active month ($300 flat credit for CenterPoint accounts, $100 flat credit for CenterPoint Lite accounts)

– Account must be funded and must have an active trading platform to be eligible for the credit

– Free platform access is applicable for DAS Trader Pro only

– Please review our pricing page to fully understand commissions and fees.