E-Trade prides itself on being the one-stop trading and banking resource for all types of traders, from the investing beginner to the high-rolling seasoned trader. For the beginner, E-Trade offers tons of educational tools and guidance. Its browser, desktop, and mobile platforms are all easy to navigate and customize.
For the experienced trader, E-Trade offers a trove of market research and advanced trading tools that could help save precious time and energy scouring the web and compiling tradable information. For retirement-minded investors, E-Trade offers online seminars and even robo-advising services. While its commissions for stock trades starting at $4.95 and option trades starting at $4.95 plus 50 cents per contract aren’t the lowest in the game, E-Trade users can rest assured they are getting more out of their dollar than most discount brokers are offering.
As any trader with multiple accounts knows, one of E-Trade’s biggest selling points is its comprehensive banking services.
“One of the cool things is that I could trade out of my 401k with them, use the bill pay system to take care of all my monthly bills, and I can even get a credit card and a checkbook linked to my brokerage account,” one satisfied E-Trade customer said in a recent review. “If I have a great day in the market, I can celebrate with a nice dinner and charge the Credit Card.”
E-Trade has something to offer every different kind of trader, even those just starting. But it’s tiered commission structure and limited access to advanced tools certainly make…
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