Be ready for life's biggest moments

Get financially prepared for whatever life throws your way with help from E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley.

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Enjoy $0 commissions on online US-listed stock, ETF, mutual fund, and options trades with no account minimums.1


Financial solutions for every step in life

$0 commissions1

Focus on your future, not fees

Online US-listed stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, and options.

Product choices

Full range of investments

Pursue your goals with stocks, options, ETFs, mutual funds, and more.

Easy-to-use tools

Powerful, intuitive platforms

Trade online, through Power E*TRADE, or with our award-winning apps.2

Market insights

Find your next opportunity

Get timely market analysis, plus free Morgan Stanley equity research.

Core Portfolios

Automated investment management

Get a diversified portfolio that’s monitored and managed for a low annual advisory fee of 0.30% and $500 minimum.3

Retirement accounts

Take control of tomorrow

We’ll help you plan and invest for life after work.

A one-stop shop for your financial goals

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Long-term investing

Take aim at your future goals with an online experience.

  • Easy-to-use website and mobile app
  • Broad range of account types
  • Insightful education and guidance


Tackle the markets with a package of resources engineered for those who love to trade.

  • 65¢ options contracts and $1.50 futures contracts4
  • Robust tools and dynamic charts
  • Specialized trading support

Savings and checking

Get convenient, low-fee banking from Morgan Stanley Private Bank.

  • FDIC insured
  • Free cash transfers
  • Competitive rates

Frequently asked questions

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Where can I find information on the merger with Morgan Stanley?

Check out or comprehensive FAQS on what the merger means for you.

How do I open an account?


  1. Choose the type of account you want. Then complete our E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley brokerage or Morgan Stanley Private Bank online application.
  2. For bank and brokerage accounts, you can either fund your account instantly online or mail in your direct deposit.

By Phone

Call 800-387-2331

By Mail

  1. Download an application and then print it out.
  2. Complete and sign the application.
  3. Send the application with a check made payable to E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley or Morgan Stanley Private Bank (depending on the type of account you're opening) to the appropriate address.
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How do I place a trade?

At E*TRADE, we make it easy to trade stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, and more. Watch our platform demos or join us live every Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET for a 20-minute getting started webinar. We’ll show you how to place an order, and answer any questions you have during a live Q&A session. All with no hold times!

What are your commissions and fees?

E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley offers $0 commissions for online US-listed stock, ETF, mutual fund, and options trades - other rates and fees may apply.

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How do you ensure the security and privacy of my account?

Protecting our customers' personal and financial information is one of our top priorities. In addition to some of the most advanced online security available, we offer the E*TRADE Complete Protection Guarantee, which protects your privacy, your assets, and every transaction you make.

  • Complete fraud protection: $0 liability for unauthorized use of your account.
  • Complete payment protection: Plus on-time, accurate online Bill pay and Transfer Money.
  • Complete privacy protection: We will not sell your personal information to third parties or marketers for any purpose.
  • An optional Digital Security ID: Unauthorized logon is virtually impossible.
  • Electronic documents: Help curb identity theft (you receive statements and account documents online instead of by mail).
  • Alerts: You receive customized reports of account activity and every transaction by email or mobile phone.

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Enjoy $0 commissions on online US-listed stock, ETF, mutual fund, and options trades with no account minimums.1