Robinhood vs. E*TRADE: How the investing apps compare

Posted On: May 16, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

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Robinhood and E*TRADE are two popular online brokerages offering low-cost investment options. If you're an active trader who prefers the self-directed route, you can avoid account minimum requirements and commissions with both investment apps .
While the two both offer commission-free trades on stocks, ETFs, and options, E*TRADE presents a more extensive selection of account types and investment choices. Robinhood and E*TRADE also receive payment for order flow (PFOF is the compensation brokerages receive in return for directing customer orders to third parties for execution), but their fee structures aren't exactly identical.
Editor's rating 3.94 out of 5
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Fees 0%
Fees 0% trading; 0.30% automated accounts
Account minimum
$0 ($1 fractional shares; $2,000 Robinhood Gold)
Account minimum
$0 ($500 Core Portfolios; $25,000...

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