E*Trade has a $500 minimum for opening new brokerage accounts. There is no minimum for retirement accounts. Access to better tools and commissions is a function of trading activity, not account size. The minimum amount necessary to open a trading account with E*Trade is $10,000, while the minimum balance to open a checking account is $100.
E*Trade Brokerage: Services Offered
InvestingThe robust trading platform is developed for active traders with multiple levels of analysis tools and efficient trading interfaces.
TechE*Trade's product, known as Adaptive Portfolio, will offer a combination of active and passive investment strategies
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