TD Ameritrade vs Etrade Review

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NerdWallet compares the online brokerage accounts offered by TD Ameritrade and Etrade to help consumers find the lowest prices and best cash bonuses, rewards, offers and promotions to sign up for.
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TD Ameritrade


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$9.99 per trade $500.00 Trade free for 60 days + get up to $600 (when you make an initial deposit of $2000)
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Etrade


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$9.99 per trade $500.00 Up to $600 Plus 60 Days of Free Trades, When You Fund a New Account with $10,000
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Trade free for 60 days + get up to $600 (when you make an initial deposit of $2000)

  • Receive Cash Bonus: Account must remain open with minimum funding required for participating in the offer for at least 9 months.
  • Receive Commission-Free Trades: Maximum of 500 commission-free trades that can be used within 60 days of opening account.
  • Speak with an investment-advisor about your portfolio for free
  • Research reports about individual stocks are free. Analytic reports about the markets are $9.99 per month.
  • Account offers 60 days of free trades
  • Account offers $100 bonus if over $25,000 in assets, $300 bonus if over $100,000 in assets, and $600 bonus if over $250,000 in assets

Up to $600 Plus 60 Days of Free Trades, When You Fund a New Account with $10,000

  • Receive Cash Bonus: Account must remain open with minimum funding required for participating in the offer for at least 6 months.
  • Receive Free Trades: Maximum of 500 commission-free trades that can be used within 60 days of opening account
  • Account offers 60 days of free trades
  • Account offers $200 bonus if over $25,000 in assets, $300 bonus if over $100,000 in assets, $600 bonus if over $250,000 in assets, and $1,200 bonus if over $500,000 in assets

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