Own a piece of a company's future

  • Pay just $6.95 per trade or less2
  • Find ideas with free stock analysis and screeners
  • Trade and research on the go with our mobile apps

Open an account

Get up to $600 plus 60 days of commission-free stock and options trades for deposits and transfers of $10k or more.1 How it works

Why trade stocks?

Stocks let you own a piece of a company’s future. They’re available for virtually every industry—so you can tap into your knowledge of specific businesses, or buy an array of stocks to diversify your portfolio.

Potential for growth

Successful stocks can help your money grow—at times, they can even outperform inflation

Reinvest what you earn

Some stocks pay regular dividends—that’s money you can keep or reinvest

You're in control

You decide which company to invest in, when it’s time to buy or time to sell

Target your goals

Trade stocks short term or invest long term depending on your financial goals


Everything you need to find ideas and get invested in the markets.

Tools and news help you dive into the markets

  • Research and spot potential trades with market data and breaking news
  • Get complimentary analyst research, ratings, and recommendations from leading independent providers
  • Stay abreast of market-moving news and events with streaming Bloomberg TV

Competitive Pricing


$4.95 with 30+ trades per quarter2

Complete knowledge library

Get up to $600 plus 60 days of commission-free stock and options trades for deposits and transfers of $10k or more.1 How it works

Where can I find even more investing ideas?

Potential opportunities can be found almost anywhere. These easily accessible sources give new investors
a variety of different ways to find ideas.

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Compare and analyze companies and individual investments with fundamental stock research, technical research, bond research, and mutual fund and ETF research.

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Market news

Find opportunities by looking for market trends and market movers—stocks with a lot of trading activity—or check out market commentary from E*TRADE's own analysts and major news sources.

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These tools let you zero in on specific stocks (logon required), bonds (logon required), ETFs, and mutual funds out of the thousands available. You choose the criteria you're looking for and the screeners show you the investments that match.

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Prebuilt Portfolios

Choose a diversified portfolio of leading mutual funds or ETFs based on how much (or how little) risk you want to take. There are $0 trading commissions (fund expenses and service fees apply) and portfolios are professionally built by E*TRADE's investment strategy team.

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