Compare E*TRADE vs Trading 212


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how E*TRADE stacks up against Trading 212!

E*TRADE vs Trading 212
overall rating
4.8
4.3
overall pros
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • User-friendly mobile trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Real stocks and ETFs are commission-free
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Great trading platforms
overall cons
  • Only US markets, no forex
  • Only bank transfer
  • Slow live chat
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing phone and live chat support
  • High forex fee
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
3.4
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Low CFD fees
  • No withdrawal and inactivity fee
  • High forex fees
  • High financing rate
account opening
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Slow account verification
4.5
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Problems with verification
deposit and withdrawal
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High fee for wire transfer withdrawal
4.3
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Few base currencies available in each country
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
mobile trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
3.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow live chat and phone
1.0
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No live chat
  • No Phone support
education
3.9
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account is only for Power E*TRADE
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research and a great mobile trading platform Active CFD and FX traders and investors looking for intuitive trading platforms
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