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Investing & Trading

Futures Trading Account

Commodities, Currencies, Interest Rates, Metals, Indexes, Energy and More. Trade Futures on every major exchange.

Account Features

  • Access to over 200 futures products
  • A customizable, no-fee platform
  • Dedicated futures customer service

Futures Trading Features

  • An advanced, professional-quality platform powered by Trading Technologies
  • Ladder-style market depth using the patented MD Trader®
  • Dynamic charts with customizable technical studies
  • Real-time quotes for multiple futures contracts
  • One-click order management

Get Started

  • There is a $10,000 minimum initial deposit to open a Futures Trading account
  • Once your application is processed, you will receive your approval status and welcome letter
  • Then download the Futures Trading software and log on to start trading

Call E*TRADE at 1-877-553-8887 to speak to a Futures Specialist

Need Help?
Call 1-800-ETRADE1 (1-800-387-2331)

99¢ Futures Contracts for 90 Days, $2.99 Thereafter1

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Forex Trading Account

Trade forex with a trusted brand in trading.

Account Features

  • Easy-to-use, no-fee platform
  • Access to 56 currency pairs
  • Dedicated forex customer service

Forex Trading Features

  • Up to 50:1 leverage on major pairs and 20:1 on minor pairs
  • No commissions18, benefit from competitive spreads
  • Advanced charting with technical studies, analytics, and indicators

Get Started

  • $2,000 minimum initial deposit to open a forex account
  • Practice trading in a virtual account
  • Free forex trading education

Call E*TRADE FX at 1-855-232-2757 to speak to a Forex Specialist

Need Help?
Call 1-855-232-2757

$0.00 Commissions per Trade18, In over 50 Currency Pairs

E*TRADE is compensated through a bid-ask spread18

Global Stock Trading Account

The Global Stock Trading account gives you direct trading access to 6 global markets2 - plus access to the news and information you need to invest confidently.

Open an Account in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Open and Fund an E*TRADE Complete Investment Account
  2. Log on, select the Trading & Portfolios tab, then Global Trading
  3. Click the link to activate your Global Trading Account

Global Trading Features

  • Trade online in 6 global markets including Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and the UK.3
  • Manage exchange-rate risk and hedge U.S. dollar exposure.4
  • Seize international growth opportunities.

For assistance, call 1-800-ETRADE-1 (1-800-387-2331)

Need Help?
Call 1-800-ETRADE1 (1-800-387-2331)

Direct Trading Access to 6
Global Markets2

Low Online Commission Pricing for Global Stock Trades

All commissions listed in local market currency

Country Online Trades
Canada CAD 19.99
France EUR 19.99
Germany EUR 19.99
Hong Kong HKD 299.00
Japan JPY 3,399.00
United Kingdom GBP 9.99
Global Trading commissions are charged to your Global Trading account in local currency, based on the market in which the trade was placed. All customers will be charged an additional fee for broker-assisted trades: Canada CAD 55.00; France EUR 35.00; Germany EUR 35.00; Hong Kong HKD 350.00; Japan JPY 5,500.00; United Kingdom GBP 25.00. Account activity and other fees may apply.4
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Business / Corporate / LLC

A brokerage account designed for corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, and investment clubs. Offers trading, research, and cash management features, along with the ability for eligible customers to borrow on margin.

Full Range of Investment Choices

  • Invest in stocks, bonds, options, 8,000+ mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and IPOs5
  • 1,300+ no-load, no-transaction fee funds6
  • Ongoing Portfolio Management from E*TRADE Capital Management with just $25,000 Learn More
  • Investment professionals to help you with asset allocation strategies7
  • Move money fast to and from outside accounts with Quick Transfer8
  • Complete View of all your E*TRADE accounts
  • Personalized investment advice & guidance9

Eligibility Requirements

  • Authorized agents must be 18 years of age or older and U.S. citizen or resident with a valid U.S. address

Get Started

  • Download an Application to get started.
  • There are no account opening minimums10
  • Once we receive your application and initial deposit, we'll send you a Welcome Kit containing your account number, user id, and password.

For assistance, call 1-800-ETRADE-1 (1-800-387-2331)

Need Help?
Call 1-800-ETRADE1 (1-800-387-2331)

$9.99 Stock and Options Trades

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Investment Club Account

Start an Investment Club and Invest with Your Friends.

A brokerage account that is owned by a group of people who pool their assets, make a joint investment decision, and often share their investing knowledge.

Full Range of Investment Choices

  • Invest in stocks, bonds, options, 8,000+ mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and IPOs5
  • 1,300+ no-load, no-transaction fee funds6
  • Ongoing Portfolio Management from E*TRADE Capital Management with just $25,000 Learn More
  • Investment professionals to help you with asset allocation strategies7
  • Move money fast to and from outside accounts with Quick Transfer8
  • Personalized investment advice & guidance9

Eligibility Requirements

  • All investment club members must have an employer identification number (EIN)
  • All investment club members must be 18 years of age or older
  • All investment club members must have a taxpayer ID

Get Started

  • Download an Application to get started.
  • $500 minimum deposit for a cash account, and $2000 for a margin account (margin and options trading are allowed only if the trustee has the legal authority to do so)
  • Once we receive your application, we'll send a Welcome Kit containing your account number, user id/password
  • Log in to your account immediately and begin accessing investment research and tools

For assistance, call 1-800-ETRADE-1 (1-800-387-2331)

Need Help?
Call 1-800-ETRADE1 (1-800-387-2331)

$9.99 Stock and Options Trades

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Trust, Estate & Conservatorship Account

Protect, Preserve & Manage Your Estate

A brokerage account in which the securities are registered in the name of the trust, estate, or conservatorship and managed by a trustee(s), executor, or conservator.

Account Features

  • Pass on assets to individuals, foundations, and charities
  • Minimize legal proceedings
  • Take advantage of the tax changes that effectively eliminate the estate tax by 2010
  • Conservator may gain access to a limited portion of the assets only with a court order or after posting a bond
  • Free cash management tools including checking and bill pay
  • Move money fast to and from outside accounts with Quick Transfer8
  • Complete View of all your E*TRADE accounts
  • Personalized investment advice & guidance9

Full Range of Investment Choices

  • Invest in stocks, bonds, options, 8,000+ mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and IPOs5
  • 1,300+ no-load, no-transaction fee funds6
  • Ongoing Portfolio Management from E*TRADE Capital Management with just $25,000 Learn More

Eligibility Requirements

  • Trustee(s), executor(s), and conservator(s) must be 18 years of age or older
  • If you work for a broker-dealer, or are a director or significant shareholder of a publicly traded company there may be additional requirements
  • Margin and options trading are allowed only if the trustee has the legal authority to do so
  • Conservator may gain access to a limited portion of the assets only with a court order or after positing a bond

Get Started

  • Download an Estate Application to get started.
  • Download a Trust or Conservatorship Application to get started.
  • $500 minimum deposit for a cash account, and $2000 for a margin account (margin and options trading are allowed only if the trustee has the legal authority to do so)
  • Once we receive your application, we'll send a Welcome Kit containing your account number, user id/password
  • Log in to your account immediately and begin accessing investment research and tools

For assistance, call 1-800-ETRADE-1 (1-800-387-2331)

Need Help?
Call 1-800-ETRADE1 (1-800-387-2331)
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E*TRADE Checking Account

Account Features

  • Free, unlimited online bill payments
  • Free ATM/VISA® Debit card19
  • Unlimited Debit card and check transactions
  • Free initial checkbook order20
  • Online images of cleared checks, deposited checks, and deposit slips—accessible indefinitely, for as long as you have your account
  • FDIC Insured

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Only U.S. residents with valid Social Security numbers may apply online

Account Minimums

  • $100 minimum initial deposit required
  • No account minimums are required to maintain this account

Costs & Fees

For assistance, call 1-800-ETRADE-1 (1-800-387-2331)

Need Help?
Call 1-800-ETRADE1 (1-800-387-2331)

No Minimum Balance Requirements

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MANAGED ACCOUNTS FROM E*TRADE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Managed Investment Portfolios From E*TRADE Capital Management

High-Quality Portfolio Management Without the High Investment Minimum.

Managed Investment Portfolios are actively managed portfolios of leading mutual funds or ETFs, rigorously researched, selected, and optimized by a team of experienced professionals. We help you choose the portfolio that's right for you. Then you can relax knowing your investments are in good hands.

Account Features

  • Professional investment selection and ongoing management
  • A broadly diversified portfolio based on your risk tolerance and financial goals
  • Disciplined, research-intensive investment process
  • Personal service from a dedicated professional
  • Quarterly performance reports and market commentary

Eligibility Requirements

  • Get started with $25,000
  • Each primary account holder must be a U.S resident
  • View detailed documents (Investment Advisory Agreement and WRAP Fee Program Brochures) which describe, among other things, affiliations, services offered and fees charged, and should be read carefully before enrolling in the Managed Investment Portfolio program.

Get Started

HOW TO GET STARTED
Call 1-800-760-9036
weekdays from 8:30a.m. to 8p.m. ET.

Ask how you can get up to $600 cash credit based on your deposit amount11

An experienced E*TRADE investment professional will assess your goals and help select the Managed Investment Portfolio that's right for you.

More information »
Need Help?
Call 1-800-ETRADE1 (1-800-387-2331)

How to Get Started:

Call 1-800-760-9036
weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

And ask how you can get up to
$600 cash credit based on your deposit amount11

Fee Schedule

Assets in Managed
Investment Portfolio Account12
Annual
Net Advisory Fee13
First $100,000 0.90%
Next $150,000 0.80%
Next $250,000 0.75%
Next $500,000 0.70%
Next $1,000,000 and over 0.65%
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Unified Managed Account From E*TRADE Capital Management

Multiple Investment Strategies. One Professionally Managed Account.

Complex financial needs require flexible investment solutions. E*TRADE Unified Managed Accounts offer broad diversification across asset classes,7 tax management features,16 and access to professional money managers—all in one professionally managed account.

Account Features

  • Customized portfolios consisting of individual stocks, mutual funds and/or exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
  • Professional money management
  • Unbiased, non-proprietary investments
  • Tax efficient investing
  • Ongoing monitoring & rebalancing
  • A holistic view of your holdings
  • Quarterly strategy and performance updates

Eligibility Requirements

  • Get started with $250,000
  • Each primary account holder must be a U.S. resident
  • Available for both taxable accounts and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
  • View detailed documents (Investment Advisory Agreement and WRAP Fee Program Brochures) which describe, among other things, affiliations, services offered and fees charged, and should be read carefully before enrolling in the Unified Managed Account program.

Get Started

HOW TO GET STARTED
Call 1-800-458-7340
weekdays from 8:30a.m. to 8p.m. ET.

An experienced E*TRADE Financial Consultant will answer your questions and help you get started.

Need Help?
Call 1-800-ETRADE1 (1-800-387-2331)

How to Get Started:

Call 1-800-760-9036
weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

And ask how you can get up to
$600 cash credit based on your deposit amount11

Fee Schedule

Assets in Unified
Managed Account14
Annual Net Advisory Fee15
$0 through $1,000,000 1.25%
Greater than $1,000,000 up through $2,000,000 1.15%
Greater than $2,000,000 up through $5,000,000 1.10%
Greater than $5,000,000 0.95%
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EDUCATIONAL ACCOUNTS

Custodial Account

No Fees or Investment Minimums

A custodial account is an account for the benefit of a minor child and managed by a parent or another designated custodian. The custodial account is established under a particular state's Uniform Gift to Minors Act (UGMA) or Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA). The custodian controls the account until the child reaches the age of termination-18 or 21-depending on the state in which you live. When the child reaches the age of termination, they take control of the account.

Account Features

  • No contribution or income limitations
  • The first $1,000 of the child's earnings are not subject to federal taxes (Note: Assets saved in the child's name can reduce education aid eligibility)
  • Withdrawals can be used for any purpose without penalty
  • Account qualifies for the annual $14,000 federal gift tax exclusion
  • Move money fast to and from outside accounts with Quick Transfer8
  • Complete View of all your E*TRADE accounts
  • Personalized investment advice & guidance9

Full Range of Investment Choices

  • Invest in stocks, bonds, options, 8,000+ mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and IPOs5
  • 1,300+ no-load, no-transaction fee funds6
  • Ongoing Portfolio Management from E*TRADE Capital Management with just $25,000 Learn More

Eligibility Requirements

  • Custodial Account Eligibility Requirements
  • The minor must have a Social Security number or an individual taxpayer ID number
  • Custodian must be 18 years of age or older
  • If you work for a broker-dealer, or are a director or significant shareholder of a publicly traded company, additional requirements apply
  • Custodial Account Age of Termination
  • The age of termination is the age at which one acquires the full legal rights to control the assets in their custodial account. Based on your state of residence, your custodial accounts will be registered under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) or the Uniform Gift to Minors Act (UGMA). See the age of termination and the governing law for each state, below.
UTMA States
Age State
18 California, DC, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Virginia
21 Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
UGMA States
Age State
18 Vermont, South Carolina
21 Guam, Virgin Islands

Get Started

Apply Online to get started.
It takes about 10 minutes to complete and fund your account online.

  • There are no account opening minimums

For assistance, call 1-800-ETRADE-1 (1-800-387-2331)

Need Help?
Call 1-800-ETRADE1 (1-800-387-2331)

$9.99 Stock and Options Trades

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Coverdell Education Savings Account

Formerly known as an Education IRA, a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) is a tax-advantaged account that allows you to save for your child's higher education expenses and offers you tremendous choice. You can invest in any combination of stocks, mutual funds, and bonds to suit your needs. Tax-free withdrawals can be made for post-secondary education expenses.

Account Features

  • No annual fees, or minimum investment or balance requirements
  • Federal tax-free withdrawals if used for qualified education expenses17
  • Income limits apply. See if you qualify
  • Move money fast to and from outside accounts with Quick Transfer8
  • Complete View of all your E*TRADE accounts
  • Personalized investment advice & guidance9

Full Range of Investment Choices

  • Invest in stocks, bonds, options, 8,000+ mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and IPOs5
  • 1,300+ no-load, no-transaction fee funds6

Eligibility Requirements

Get Started

Download Application to get started

  • There are no account opening minimums
  • Once we receive your application and initial deposit, we'll send you a Welcome Kit containing your account number, user id, and password. You can begin investing as soon as you receive it

For assistance, call 1-800-ETRADE-1 (1-800-387-2331)

Need Help?
Call 1-800-ETRADE1 (1-800-387-2331)

$9.99 Stock and Options Trades

Pricing Details

Recognized Excellence
Get up to $600 cash credit for deposits or transfers made within 45 days of account open.
Deposit or Transfer
Receive
$25K - $99,999
$200
$100K - $249,999
$300
$250K and above
$600*
And open an account with $10,000 or more and receive free stock & options trades for 60 days once funds become available.
*Call us to see how you can qualify for more at 1-800-ETRADE-1

4 Easy Ways to Fund Your Account

Wire Transfer

A wire transfer is an electronic transfer of money between different financial institutions.

How to Request a Wire Transfer
To Wire Money to Your E*TRADE Securities Account

Contact your other financial institution and ask them to wire funds to E*TRADE Securities. You'll need to provide them with information below.

You can complete and print out an easy Wire Transfer Form here.

If your financial institution is located in the United States:
The Receiving institution information:

E*TRADE Securities LLC
PO Box 484
Jersey City, NJ 07303-0484
ABA Transit Routing Number: 056073573

Your information:

The amount you want to wire

Your eight-digit E*TRADE Securities account number. (Your account number can be found on the Complete View page when you first log in.)

Your name and address

If your financial institution is located outside the United States:

The receiving institution information:

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Swift Code: WFBIUS6S
FBO: E*TRADE Clearing LLC
Routing Number: 056073573

Your information:

The amount you want to wire in U.S. dollars

Your eight-digit E*TRADE Securities account number

Please note, your wire should ONLY be routed through the Wells Fargo WFBIUS6S swift code if your international bank does not have a correspondent US Bank. Any attempt should be made by your bank to send directly to aba 056073573 as sending through the additional account may lead to delays in the processing of your wire.

Your name and address

Funds Availability

New Customer
Same business day if received before 6 p.m. ET

 

Existing Customer
Same business day if received before 6 p.m. ET

For details on how to Wire Money into an E*TRADE Bank deposit account as well as funds availability information for Wire Transfers to and from E*TRADE Bank deposit accounts please click here

Check the status of your wire request in the Customer Service Online. You'll also receive updates online via Smart Alert.

Transfer An Account

Transferring an account simply means moving cash or securities from an outside financial institution to E*TRADE. Consolidating assets will simplify your life and make managing your finances much easier with the extraordinary value, tools, and guidance E*TRADE provides.

NOTE: This option is only available for funding brokerage accounts.


Log on and use our easy Transfer an Account Feature for the fastest delivery. It will guide you step-by-step through the process.

You'll want to have the following information from your monthly statement handy:

The name of the delivering institution
Your account number at that institution
The registration (ownership of the account)

If you prefer, or if you are changing the account registration, you can complete our paper Account Transfer Form and mail it to the address provided.

Transfer Now
Log On Required

If Transfer Request Submitted:

Electronically
Via Mail

Assets Typically Delivered:

In as little as 10 business days
3-6 weeks

Check the status of your account transfer in the Customer Service Online. You'll also receive updates online via Smart Alert.

Mail A Check

You can easily deposit many types of checks4 and drafts into your account by mail. Below, you'll find instructions for brokerage accounts. Learn how to deposit securities certificates.


How To Make A Deposit By Check

To Deposit a Check to Your E*TRADE Securities Account

Make the check payable to E*TRADE Clearing LLC. Write your eight-digit account number on the memo line. (For IRA contributions, note the tax year in the memo line as well.)

Attach a deposit slip (if you have one) and mail it to:

Regular U.S. Mail
E*TRADE Securities LLC
PO Box 484
Jersey City, NJ 07303-0484

Overnight Mail
E*TRADE Securities LLC
Harborside Financial Center
501 Plaza 2
34 Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ 07311

Funds Availability

5 th business day after posting to your account if deposited prior to 4 p.m. ET For details on how to Make a Deposit by Check to an E*TRADE Bank deposit account as well as the funds availability information for check deposits for E*TRADE Bank deposit accounts please click here.

Check the status of your deposit in Customer Service Online. You'll also receive updates online via Smart Alert.

Checks, drafts, and securities certificates can be deposited in person at many of our network of E*TRADE Branches nationwide. Click here to locate a branch near you.

Free Quick Transfer

Quick Transfer is a free online service that allows you to move money between E*TRADE Accounts and from outside institutions. It's easy, convenient, and 100% protected by our exclusive E*TRADE Complete™ Protection Guarantee.

  1. Select the appropriate accounts from the From and To menus, and enter your transfer amount.
  2. Enter the date you want the transfer to occur in the Date field.
  3. Select how often you want your transfer to occur from the Frequency menu, and then click Transfer.
Transfer Now
Log On Required

Help with Transfer

Transfer money to and from accounts at other institutions

Add External Account
Manage External Accounts

Transfers between E*TRADE accounts
Immediately
if request is received prior to 4 p.m. ET; otherwise next business day

Transfers from external accounts to E*TRADE Securities account
3rd business day
after the day of deposit, if transferred by 4 p.m. ET

*For details on funds availability for Quick Transfers to and from E*TRADE Bank deposit accounts, E*TRADE IRA accounts, or E*TRADE Home Equity Lines of Credit please click here.

Check the status of your deposit in the Pending and History tabs of Quick Transfer. You'll also receive confirmation of your request online via Smart Alert.