E-TRADE provides tools for financial investing such as brokerage, research, streaming quotes and professional advice, according to its website. It is mostly for individuals investing in short-term and long-term trading.
As of 2015, investment options include stocks, options, futures, 8,000 mutual funds, over 30,000 bonds and every ETF sold. There is access to traditional, Roth and 401(k) rollover IRAs. The E-Trade website also provides international investing with securities from 77 markets and Forex. It offers low commissions and low margin rates. Users can learn about the market with educational videos, interactive tutorials, web seminars and market commentary. There are many investing tools including a retirement calculator and fixed income planning.
The website has a one-page investing platform and an upgraded version for more active traders. The upgraded version includes a technical screener and scanner, industry tracker, live streaming CNBC and analytical tools. The services are also available on mobile devices, explains E-Trade. As a member of the website, investors talk to financial consultants over the phone and in person at one of the 30 branches across the United States. They can also have their portfolio professionally managed by the company. E-TRADE is a popular name in the industry; the company has been in business for over 25 years and has approximately 3,000 employees.