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Comparison E*TRADE vs Plus500

The InvestorGreg.net broker comparisons assess over a dozen different brokers, finding the best online trading brokers. This comparison page compares E*TRADE vs Plus500. Is E*TRADE or Plus500 a better online broker?

First of all, we’ll compare the commission fees of the two brokers. E*TRADE has a commission fee of $6.95, and Plus500 has a commission fee of from 0.45%. Let’s analyze the commission fees on trading options. E*TRADE has a commission fee of $6.95 + $0.75 per contract, Plus500 has a commission fee of from 2 pips. For a more complete picture, let’s consider trading in the metal market, where E*TRADE and Plus500 have commission fees of $1.50 per contract and from 0.03%, respectively. You can read more detailed information on commission fees in the online broker reviews.

It is important for investors to know what types of online trading broker supports and what tools they can use for trading. Let’s compare them. Stocks Trading, Penny Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading, Futures Trading, Crypto Trading, Robo Advisor are provided to customers by E*TRADE and Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Forex Trading, Futures Trading, Crypto Trading are provided by Plus500. As for platforms, E*TRADE offers Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App, while Plus500 offers Web Platform, Android App, iOS App.

Finally, by comparing the two online brokers, we want to pay attention to the year and country of establishing, the regulatory authorities and the possibility of withdrawing funds. E*TRADE was established in 1982 in United States, and it is regulated by FINRA. And Plus500 was established in 2008 in Israel, and it is regulated by FCA, CySEC, FSCA, FMA, MAS, ISA, ASIC. We can withdraw funds from E*TRADE with the help of Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard, and its withdrawal fee is $0. And Plus500 provides the ability to withdraw funds with the help of Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard, and its withdrawal fee is £0. The withdrawal time for E*TRADE is 3 days, and that one for Plus500 is 1-2 working days.

Overall, E*TRADE boasts 4.3 stars versus Plus500 4 stars.

Overall Rating

 
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
 
E*TRADE
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
Plus500
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education

Fees

Fees
Stock
ETFs
Options
Mutual Funds
Bonds
Forex Spreads
CFDs
Futures
Metals
Cryptocurrency
E*TRADE
Stock
$6.95
ETFs
$19.99
Options
$6.95 + $0.75 per contract
Mutual Funds
$49.99
Bonds
$1
Forex Spreads
N/A
CFDs
N/A
Futures
$2.50 per side, per contract
Metals
$1.50 per contract
Cryptocurrency
$1.50 per side, per contract
Plus500
Stock
From 0.45%
ETFs
From £0
Options
From 2 pips
Mutual Funds
-
Bonds
-
Forex Spreads
From 0.6 pips
CFDs
From 0.065%
Futures
From 0.03%
Metals
From 0.03%
Cryptocurrency
From 0.47%

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Robo Advisor
E*TRADE
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Robo Advisor
Plus500
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Robo Advisor

Platforms

Platforms
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
E*TRADE
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
Plus500
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
E*TRADE
Research & Analysis
Education
Plus500
Research & Analysis
Education

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
E*TRADE
Android App
iOS App
Plus500
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
PayPal
E*TRADE
Minimum deposit
$100
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
PayPal
Plus500
Minimum deposit
£100
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
PayPal

Withdrawals

Withdrawals
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Fee
E*TRADE
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
3 days
Withdrawal Fee
$0
Plus500
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
1-2 working days
Withdrawal Fee
£0

Security & Fairness

Security & Fairness
Сountry of Origin
Year Founded
Regulated By
E*TRADE
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1982
Regulated By
FINRA
Plus500
Сountry of Origin
Israel
Year Founded
2008
Regulated By
FCA, CySEC, FSCA, FMA, MAS, ISA, ASIC

Customer Service

Customer Service
Phone
Email
Live Chat
 
E*TRADE
Phone
800-387-2331
Email
Email form
Live Chat
Yes
Plus500
Phone
-
Email
Yes
Live Chat
Yes

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