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Growth & Value
Stocks offer strong potential to increase in value and stay ahead of inflation
Choose stocks that pay dividends - to get regular income or to reinvest the dividends & increase your holdings
Use a buy-and-hold strategy or pursue an active investing strategy
Invest directly in the companies you believe have the most potential
Stop & Conditional Orders can help protect your portfolio.
Use them to lock in profits and limit losses.
The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio can help you identify value stocks.
Compare the value of companies in similar sectors.
Compare earnings-per-share (EPS) between similar companies.
That tells you how a company is performing versus its peers.
Market capitalization (market cap) is the dollar value of a company.
Small-, mid- and large-cap stocks have different potential benefits and drawbacks.
Why choose E*TRADE for Trading Stocks
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Low margin rates & no account service fees
Easy-to-use Stock Selectors
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- FREE investing & trading education3
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- Help & guidance when you need it
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