1. Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro: Introduction
  2. Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro: Getting Started
  3. Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro: Navigation Console
  4. Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro: Charts And Settings
  5. Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro: Trading
  6. Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro: Checking Order Status
  7. Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro: Advanced Features
  8. Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro: Conclusion

To download the E*Trade Pro trading platform, one must first have an account with E*Trade. Once an account has been set up, log on to the E*Trade Securities brokerage account using the provided User ID and password. From here, click on "Launch" next to E*Trade Pro, as shown in Figure 2.

Note: E*Trade recommends closing all other applications before starting the download.

Figure 2: Click "LAUNCH" next to E*Trade Pro to open the platform.


In order to run E*Trade Pro, the computer will need to run Java technology. A Java window will appear, as shown in Figure 3; click the radio button next to "I agree, continue to run Java technology from Sun Microsystems, Inc." and then click "OK" to continue. This button has to be selected in order to launch the application.

Figure 3: Users must agree to run Java in order to launch E*Trade Pro.


The Starting application window will open, and once the application has been verified, a window will appear that will prompt users to run the application. Check the box next to "Always trust content from the publisher" (or click "More Information" to learn about this message) and click "Run," as shown in Figure 4. This will launch the platform.

Figure 4: Check "Always trust content from this publisher" and click "Run" to launch the platform.


Upon successful downloading, E*Trade Pro will launch with its default layout, as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5: The E*Trade Pro default layout.


To launch E*Trade Pro in the future, click the E*Trade Pro Launch button on the Complete View page of the E*Trade website, or double-click the E*Trade Pro icon that now appears on the desktop (see Figure 6). If the desktop icon is used to launch the application, the user will be prompted to again enter the login information for authentication (the same user name and password used for logging in to the website). Users will not be required to download the software for any subsequent launches; however, the platform may take several minutes to open, so plan accordingly.

Figure 6: Double-click the E*Trade Pro desktop icon to launch the application.


SEE: Brokers and Online Trading

Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro: Navigation Console

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