Take advantage of US$0 in commissions for online stock trading, ETFs, and options with no account minimum.2 Site Transparency: Part of our analysis includes how easy and quick clients and potential clients can find important information on a broker`s website. E*TRADE has been somewhat neglected in this area. Our testers were not able to easily find the company`s required account minimum or instructions for closing an E*TRADE account after opening, both of which should be readily available. For the past decade, E* TRADE has been aimed at active investors and wealthy investors with more than $100,000. E*TRADE was last year one of the top 5 brokers in many categories, especially in the area of options and trading, and the removal of fees has strengthened its position for more active investors. Power E*TRADE platforms, both desktop and mobile platforms, provide customers with robust tools for options analysis and strategic development. In other words, thanks to its excellent resources and ease of use, E*TRADE retains an excellent place among the best online brokers for beginners. Like other major online brokers, E*TRADE has something to offer at all levels of investors. On the site, the «Estimated Income» page gives you an idea of expected future income, including dividends, capital gains distributions and information on bond interest rates.

Purchasing power and margin requirements are updated in real time. E*TRADE has integrated capital gains management into its standard transaction report for taxable accounts and there are guidelines at the Tax Center. E*TRADE Web offers free streaming market data, free real-time quotes, live market commentary, stock analysts-research-screeners and much more. The dashboard allows you to track your accounts, create observation lists, view market data, and make trades, including complex option strategies…