E*TRADE offers ways to gain indirect exposure to popular cryptocurrencies via securities and futures. We expect to offer more investment options as the regulatory environment develops.
Cryptocurrency stocks, ETFs, and coin trusts
To gain exposure without directly owning and storing cryptocurrencies, you could consider securities that track or own assets tied to cryptocurrency or provide services in the industry.
Available in brokerage accounts and IRAs
No crypto wallet and storage required
Available to trade on all E*TRADE platforms and mobile apps.
|Grayscale Bitcoin Trust||GBTC|
|Riot Blockchain, Inc.||RIOT|
|Osprey Bitcoin Trust||OBTC|
|Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc.||MARA|
|Paypal Holdings, Inc.||PYPL|
|Grascale Ethereum Trust||ETHE|
|Coinbase Global, Inc.||COIN|
|Grayscale Horizen Trust||HZEN|
|Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF||BLOK|
|ProShares Trust - ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF||BITO|
|Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust||ETCG|
|Siren Nasdaq NexGen Economy ETF||BLCN|
|Grayscale Litecoin Trust||LTCN|
|Exchange Traded Concepts||BITQ|
|Grayscale Bitcoin Cash Trust||BCHG|
|VanEck ETF Trust VanEck Bitcoin||XBTF|
|Simplify U.S. Equity PLUS GBTC ETF||SPBC|
|Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund||BITW|
|Silvergate Capital Corporation||SI|
|Global X Blockchain & Bitcoin Strategy ETF||BITS|
|First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI -
First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction & Process ETF
|Global X Blockchain ETF||BKCH|
|Grayscale Zcash Trust||ZCSH|
|VanEck Vectors ETF Trust -
VanEck Vectors Digital Transformation ETF
|First Trust Skybridge Crypto Industry and Digital Economy ETF||CRPT|
|Invesco Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II -
Invesco Alerian Galaxy Crypto Economy ETF
|Valkyrie ETF Trust II - Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF||BTF|
Considerations & Risks
Only trade during regular stock market hours
ETF and Trust providers may charge management fees
Coin Trusts trade like over the counter stocks
ETF and Coin Trusts may trade at a discount or premium to the underlying cryptocurrency
Futures provide leveraged exposure to the underlying cryptocurrency without directly owning it. They can be used by experienced traders to speculate on the price going up or down in the short term, or to hedge long-term cryptocurrency holdings. Micro-Bitcoin contracts, at 1/10 of a Bitcoin, allow traders to fine tune exposure.
Go long or short, nearly 24/62
Taxed at 60/40 capital gains
Futures trading is available on Power E*TRADE and Power E*TRADE app from $1.50 commission per contract, per side.
- CME Micro Bitcoin contract, 1 Bitcoin (/MBT)
- CME Bitcoin contract, 5 Bitcoins (/BTC)
- CME Ether contract, 50 Ether (/ETH)
- CME Micro Ether contract, 0.1 Ether (/MET)
See futures contract specs for full details.
Considerations & Risks
For more experienced traders and not for long-term buy and hold
Leverage is a double-edged sword and can involve significant risk of loss
Trade nearly 24 hours a day, 6 days a week (not 24/7)
Contracts are cash settled and do not provide delivery of the coins at expiration
Note: Other risks may apply. Futures sweep functionality and global buying power applies to cryptocurrency products.
CRYPTOCURRENCY FUTURES INVOLVE A HIGH LEVEL OF RISK AND MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL INVESTORS. BEFORE TRADING A CRYPTOCURRENCY FUTURES PRODUCT, YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER YOUR RISK TOLERANCE AND YOUR WILLINGNESS AND FINANCIAL ABILITY TO SUSTAIN LOSSES. PLEASE VISIT NFA AND CFTC FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE RISKS RELATING TO THESE PRODUCTS.
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