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E*TRADE's service is on par with Charles Schwab's and a comparison of their fees shows that E*TRADE's fees are similar to Charles Schwab's.
Account opening takes about the same effort at E*TRADE compared to Charles Schwab, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at E*TRADE, while customer service quality is lower than Charles Schwab's.
Our experts rated the trading platform of E*TRADE as somewhat better than the platform of Charles Schwab, found that clients have access to about the same number of markets and products with E*TRADE, while Charles Schwab provides somewhat lower-quality research and education.