Overall
4.5 NerdWallet rating
Account minimum

$500 ($0 for IRAs)
Stock trading costs

$6.95 (volume discount available)
Options trades

$6.95 + 75 cents per contract (volume discount available)
Account fees (annual, transfer, closing, inactivity)

No annual or inactivity fee. $75 full transfer out fee; $25 partial
Number of commission-free ETFs

Over 250
Number of no-transaction-fee mutual funds

Over 4,400
Tradable securities

• Stocks.
• Bonds.
• Mutual funds.
• ETFs.
• Options.
• Futures.
Trading platform

Three platforms available for free to all customers:
• E-Trade Web.
• Power E-Trade.
• E-Trade Pro.
Mobile app

Two high-performing apps:
• E-Trade Mobile.
• OptionsHouse.
Research and data

Free and extensive, with over eight providers available at no cost.
Customer support options (includes website transparency)

Phone, email and chat support 24/7; 30 local branches
Promotion

Up to a $600 cash credit with a qualifying deposit