Compare E*TRADE vs Robinhood


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how E*TRADE stacks up against Robinhood!

E*TRADE vs Robinhood
overall rating
4.9
4.6
overall pros
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • User-friendly mobile trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Free US stock and ETF trading
  • Great mobile and web trading platforms
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
overall cons
  • Only US markets, no forex
  • Only bank transfer
  • Slow live chat
  • Limited product range
  • Weak customer support
  • Few educational materials
fees
4.4
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free
  • Low non-trading fees
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
4.8
  • Commission-free US stock and ETF trading
  • No fee for deposit or withdrawal
  • Transparent fee structure
account opening
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Slow account verification
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only for US clients
  • No IRA accounts offered
deposit and withdrawal
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High fee for wire transfer withdrawal
2.3
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Cash management service
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Depositing larger amounts on Robinhood Gold takes longer
  • Wire withdrawal is pricey
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
2.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Crypto
research
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow live chat and phone
1.5
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.9
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account is only for Power E*TRADE
1.5
  • Quality educational texts
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research and a great mobile trading platform Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the US stock market
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