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 $0.00 Trade free for 60 days + get up to $600
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Etrade


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$9.99 per trade $500.00 Commission-free trades for 60 days plus up to $2,500 in cash bonuses
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Trade free for 60 days + get up to $600

  • Receive Cash Bonus: Account must be funded within 60 days and remain open with minimum funding required for participating in the offer for at least 12 months
  • Receive Commission-Free Trades: New account must be funded with $3,000 or more. Maximum of 500 commission-free trades, to be used within 60 days of account funding
  • Speak with an investment-advisor about your portfolio for free
  • 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

Commission-free trades for 60 days plus up to $2,500 in cash bonuses

  • Receive Cash Bonus: Valid for one new E-Trade account funded within 45 days of account opening with deposit required for bonus offer
  • Receive Cash Bonus: Valid for one new E-Trade account funded within 45 days of account opening with deposit required for bonus offer
  • 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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