Cryptocurrency

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

Investment choices*

Available to trade on all E*TRADE platforms and mobile apps.

Cryptocurrency stocks and securities
Cryptocurrency related securities offered by E*TRADE
Securities* Ticker symbols
Grayscale Bitcoin Trust GBTC
Riot Blockchain, Inc. RIOT
Overstock.com, Inc. OSTK
MicroStrategy Incorporated MSTR
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
Block, Inc. SQ
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
LEGR
Global X Blockchain ETF BKCH
Grayscale Zcash Trust ZCSH
VanEck Vectors ETF Trust -
VanEck Vectors Digital Transformation ETF
DAPP
First Trust Skybridge Crypto Industry and Digital Economy ETF CRPT
Invesco Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II -
Invesco Alerian Galaxy Crypto Economy ETF
SATO
Valkyrie ETF Trust II - Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF BTF

 

* This is not a complete list of all the cryptocurrency related securities offered by E*TRADE. Provided for informational purposes only and not meant to be a recommendation to buy, sell, or transact in any security. Trading in OTC equity securities carries a high degree of risk and may not be appropriate for all investors.

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

Note: Other risks may apply.

Crypto Futures

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

CFTC regulated

Global liquidity

Taxed at 60/40 capital gains

crypto futures

Available Contracts

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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