Compare E*TRADE vs Zerodha


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

E*TRADE vs Zerodha
overall rating
4.8
4.2
overall pros
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • User-friendly mobile trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Low fees
  • Great trading platforms
  • Solid research
overall cons
  • Only US markets, no forex
  • Only bank transfer
  • Slow customer support
  • Slow account opening process
  • Only Indian market covered
  • No investor protection
fees
4.4
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free
  • Higher fees for non-free mutual funds
4.8
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • INR 300 annual account fee
account opening
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Slow
1.8
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Only Indian citizens can open an account
deposit and withdrawal
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High fee for wire transfer withdrawal
2.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
2.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Fees charged for many research tools
customer service
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Extremely slow live chat and phone
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.3
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account is only for Power E*TRADE
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • 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
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research and a great mobile trading platform Traders and investors (including beginners) focusing on the Indian market and looking for low fees
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