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Motif Investing Account

  • Motif (up to 30 Stocks/ETFs) $9.95 per trade
  • Stocks & ETFs within Motif: $4.95 per stock/ETF
  • Stocks & ETFs outside Motif: $4.95 per stock/ETF
  • Minimum to open: $0 for a cash account, $250 minimum investment.

There is no minimum funding level to open a Motif Investing brokerage account. A minimum amount to invest in a motif is $250. A minimum amount for a margin account is $2,000.

Motif Investing is a legit safe brokerage. It's a member of FINAL (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation). SIPC provides insurance coverage up to $500,000 of the customer's net equity balance, including up to $250,000 in cash. Moreover to supplement SIPC protection, an additional insurance policy has been purchased through a group of London Underwriters which becomes available to customers in the event that SIPC limits are exhausted.


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by Nona Yobis, 3/9/2017

Pros: Fun concept.

Cons: Customer Support is non-existent.

Even the most minor of issues can't get resolved in a reasonable time. Email reply states they will reply next business day, which has never happened. Just poorly run.

by jj, 11/21/2016

Pros: Easy and fun to operate

Cons: Still fighting to get my money back

Reluctant to return your moneys. It wiggles the tail and barks like a scam.

by Doris Granatowski, 10/7/2016



Finally got asset transfer out after 3 attempts and a lot of foot stomping. But - lo and behold - they charge $95 to close an account. DO NOT INVEST WITH THIS COMPANY - the motifs are mostly created by external individuals with unknown credentials) and company-created Motifs are created and forgotten - no adjusted allocations or updates. After months of not finding a worthwhile investment, I decided to opt out to a better facility. Then the drama started with trying to transfer the money out.

by Doris Granatowski, 9/22/2016

Pros: Scam Organization


Attempted to do transfer of assets out of Motif account and have been given the runaround - clearly trying to slowboat or defraud me out of my funds. Will be filing complaint with federal authorites.

by Babs Anthony, 6/15/2016



You can now place limit orders, sell-stop, or stop-limit sell orders on Motif Investing.

by Jonathan Ryan, 2/3/2015


Cons: customer service reps are totally useless

Be careful with MOTIF. Things were good until this month. Now all of a sudden, dividend payments are going missing. A lot of them - and the MOTIF customer service reps are totally useless. So if you want to pay for buying the stocks but are willing to let MOTIF keep your dividend payments - go ahead. Go for it. Good luck with that.

by Mark, 7/24/2014

Pros: Clear and upfront fees


I recently opened an account with Motif and am finding it very simple to use — an improvement over my standby Vanguard! I also like that the fees are clear and upfront.

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"I think Motif Investing is a good company that offers a number of innovative investing ideas. For those looking to purchase specific stocks and ETFs in one place, Motif Investing offers a very good, very low cost solution."

"Motif Investing is especially helpful for those who are looking to invest in trends, or who want to exposure to a particular sector. The pricing is very competitive, and tax efficient (if you don’t trade stocks in and out of your motif). It’s a great way to diversify with small amounts of money to invest. It’s nice that you can customize your motif, so you aren’t limited to pre-created motifs. Currently the only disadvantage of Motif’s service is the lack of automatic dividend reinvestment, so I would not recommend the service for any dividend stocks."

Investor Junkie

"Motif makes it fairly straightforward to open an account and the platform is intuitive. Having used a variety of broker platforms currently and in the past I would rate Motif as ahead of the curve when it comes to ease of use and navigation through their platform. I also believe Motif provides a great way to supplement your investing with a smaller portion of your portfolio. This is particularly the case if you’re wanting a way to invest in a certain specialized niche or market that you’re unable to find elsewhere and are comfortable with the risk associated with that."

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Motif Investing reviewed by former and current clients. Motif Investing customer reviews: 7. Rating: 3.