Brokerage Account

A Brokerage account may be established to help you achieve a variety of different investment goals, either with the guidance of a Financial Advisor or self-directed if you wish to manage your own investment portfolio.   It can be used for general investing purposes or may also be used to supplement your retirement portfolio.  A Financial Advisor will help you evaluate your current assets, financial goals and attitudes toward risk to develop a personal investment strategy.


  • Maximum flexibility to invest in thousands of publicly traded securities including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), U.S. Treasuries, Brokered CDs or unit investment trusts (UITs)
  • Professional advice and management to create and maintain a personalized investment plan
  • Flexibility in titling your account
  • Online account access and trading
  • Detailed monthly statements and a comprehensive year-end tax statement
  • Automatically pay for purchases from, or have sales proceeds credited to, your Commerce bank account
  • Receive more than SIPC account protection1


  • Capital Gains and income are taxed
  • Estate planning and account titling needs should be discussed with your tax advisor
  • Retirement planning – no maximum contribution limits, so investments outside your qualified plans can be a good next step when you have contributed the maximum to your IRAs and employer-sponsored plans; however, they do not have the tax advantages of an IRA

We also offer the Premium Asset Management Account which combines the services of a Brokerage Account and a checking account.

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  1. Securities in accounts carried by NFS are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) up to $500,000 (including cash claims limited to $250,000). NFS has arranged for additional insurance protection for cash and securities to supplement its SIPC coverage. This additional protection covers total account net equity in excess of the $500,000/$250,000 coverage provided by SIPC. An explanatory brochure on SIPC is available upon request or at Neither coverage protects against a decline in the market value of securities.
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  • The information provided on this website is not meant as a recommendation or endorsement of any specific security or strategy. An individual’s situation can vary; therefore the information provided above should be relied upon only when coordinated with individual professional advice.
  • Mutual funds, annuities, and other investment products:
    Not FDIC-insured May lose value No bank guarantee
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