What to consider before your next trade

E*TRADE Securities

02/28/19

Successful trading starts well before you click "Buy". In this 3-minute video, Rick Swope of E*TRADE tells you exactly what you need to know before you enter your first trade. Stepping onto the trading floor is like going in the lion's den; this video will help you avoid being one of the sheep.

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