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What you get with TIAA

Compare and see why people like our simple, low-cost investing platform and tools

Investing made simple

  • Open an account in five minutes
  • Access to ETFs, Stocks, Mutual Funds, Bonds, CDs
  • Fund your account electronically with funds available for trading as soon as next day

No-cost and low-cost trades

  • Free ETF trading for more than 160 funds
  • No cost or minimum to open an account
  • No maintenance fees
  • Only $7.95 per trade for many stocks and ETFs

Access to financial pros and powerful tools

  • Our experienced professionals can help you clarify your goals and learn about investing.
  • Research and screening tools to help you find investments.
Get the basics

TIAA Brokerage accounts give you a lot of choices.

Make all your own decisions, ask us for help, or let us manage it for you. It's your call.
a brokerage account can contain CDs, stocks, mutual funds, bonds and exchange traded funds
Check out the mutual fund families and No-Transaction Fee Exchange-Traded funds you can invest in with your TIAA Brokerage account.

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An investment account beyond retirement savings

Step One Open a brokerage account online, by phone or in person at one of our local offices.
Step Two Fund your account by electronic transfer, personal check, wire transfer, pension payment(s) or transfer from another firm.
Step Three Invest on your own, or with assistance from us, and manage your investments at
Step Four Take money out when you need it for emergencies or other expenses.
TIAA Options

Our brokerage accounts give you flexibility and convenience—pick an option that works for you.


Build your own portfolio

Access to the tools and resources our professionals use to find investments such as stocks, bonds, ETFs and mutual funds.

Let a professional manage it for you

We can manage your portfolio for you based on your personal needs and goals.3
Managed Accounts
Take Action

Open a TIAA Brokerage account

A TIAA Brokerage account is an option for anyone—whether you have your retirement plan with us or not.

Open an account online

Get started today and open a brokerage account. It takes just a few steps.

Give us a call

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Schedule a call

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Fund your brokerage account

Fund your brokerage account by electronic transfer, wire, check, brokerage account transfer or stock certificates.

Individual Advisory Services

Get personalized advice and guidance for every stage of your financial life.

Research and analysis tools

Access real-time equity quotes, detailed company reports and investment expertise of our asset management team.

Which IRA is for you?

Have five minutes?  Just answer a few questions and our IRA Decision Support Tool will suggest options that work with your retirement goals.
TIAA Brokerage, a division of TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC , distributes securities. Brokerage accounts are carried by Pershing, LLC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Member FINRA, NYSE, SIPC.
Advisory services are provided by Advice & Planning Services, a division of TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.
This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice under ERISA. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances.
You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.  Please call 877-518-9161 for product and fund prospectuses that contain this and other information. Please read the prospectuses carefully before investing.
1 TIAA-CREF managed account services provide discretionary investment management services for a fee. Certain securities may not be suitable for all investors.
2 Reduced commissions are available to clients who have completed a financial planning solution with a Wealth Management Advisor.  Individual Advisory Services are provided at no additional cost.  To learn more about our expense and fee policies, access the TIAA Brokerage Customer Account Agreement .
3 TIAA-CREF managed account services are offered through TIAA-CREF Advice and Planning Services and TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC , a registered investment adviser and broker-dealer, and the Private Asset Management offered by TIAA, FSB, a federal savings bank.
4 Be sure to reassess goals regularly and if your situation has changed, you may want to choose another Lifestyle fund that more closely matches your new risk profile.
5 As with all mutual funds, the principal value of a Lifecycle Fund isn’t guaranteed at any time and will fluctuate with market changes. The target date approximates when investors may plan to start making withdrawals. However, you are not required to withdraw the funds at that target date. After the target date has been reached, some of your money may be merged into a fund with a more stable asset allocation. Lifecycle Funds share the risks associated with the types of securities held by each of the underlying funds in which they invest. In addition to the fees and expenses associated with the Lifecycle Funds, there is exposure to the fees and expenses associated with the underlying mutual funds.