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Comparison E*TRADE vs TradeStation

A dozen different brokers were comparatively assessed on InvestorGreg.net, and the best online trading brokers were found. Here, we compare E*TRADE vs TradeStation. Which of them: E*TRADE or TradeStation a better online broker?

Firstly, let’s compare commission fees provided by these brokers for regular transactions. E*TRADE has a commission fee of $6.95, and TradeStation has a commission fee of 4. Let’s analyze the commission fees on trading options. E*TRADE has a commission fee of $6.95 + $0.75 per contract, TradeStation has a commission fee of 5. And for summarizing a complete picture, we should see trading in the metal market, where these brikers provide the following commissions: $1.50 per contract and 4 for E*TRADE and TradeStation, respectively. The full online broker reviews contains more detailed information on the brokers’ commission fees.

Investors should always know about types of online trading supported by broker and about tools provided by them in trading. It is very important information as well. Let’s compare them. are E*TRADE provides customers with Stocks Trading, Penny Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading, Futures Trading, Crypto Trading, Robo Advisor, and TradeStation provides customers with Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading, Futures Trading, Crypto Trading. Concerning the platforms, E*TRADE uses Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App, while TradeStation uses Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), 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 TradeStation was established in 1982 in United States, and it is regulated by SEC, FINRA. We can withdraw funds from E*TRADE with the help of Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard, and its withdrawal fee is $0. And TradeStation provides the ability to withdraw funds with the help of Bank Wire, and its withdrawal fee is $35 for US domestic withdrawals. The time for withdrawal in E*TRADE is 3 days, and that one in TradeStation is 3-5 business days.

As a result, the rating of E*TRADE is 4.3 stars versus that of TradeStation of 3.8 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
TradeStation
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education

Fees

Fees
Stock
ETFs
Options
Mutual Funds
Bonds
Futures
Metals
Cryptocurrency
E*TRADE
Stock
$6.95
ETFs
$19.99
Options
$6.95 + $0.75 per contract
Mutual Funds
$49.99
Bonds
$1
Futures
$2.50 per side, per contract
Metals
$1.50 per contract
Cryptocurrency
$1.50 per side, per contract
TradeStation
Stock
$0.00
ETFs
$0.00
Options
$0.60 per contract
Mutual Funds
$14.95 per trade
Bonds
$14.95 per trade
Futures
$1.50 per contract
Metals
N/A
Cryptocurrency
N/A

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Robo Advisor
E*TRADE
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Robo Advisor
TradeStation
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds 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
TradeStation
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform

Tools

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

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
E*TRADE
Android App
iOS App
TradeStation
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
E*TRADE
Minimum deposit
$100
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
TradeStation
Minimum deposit
$500
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard

Withdrawals

Withdrawals
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Fee
E*TRADE
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
3 days
Withdrawal Fee
$0
TradeStation
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
3-5 business days
Withdrawal Fee
$35 for US domestic withdrawals

Security & Fairness

Security & Fairness
Сountry of Origin
Year Founded
Regulated By
E*TRADE
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1982
Regulated By
FINRA
TradeStation
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1982
Regulated By
SEC, FINRA

Customer Service

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

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