Sign Up For eTrade in a few easy steps
ETrade is an online financial services company and stock brokerage, an online stock market of sorts where you can buy and sell securities, or tradable financial assets, such as stocks and bonds. It is one of the premier online stock brokerages, with low commissions and a wide variety of investment choices, it really is a stellar way to either learn the tricks of the trade or secure your finances if you are experienced. ETrade’s ease of use and accessibility thanks to its easily downloadable app and easily navigable interface, along with its willingness to guide and educate its users, makes it the best choice if you’re looking to trade stocks online.
Can’t wait to dive in? Hold up, you’ll need an account first! And here’s how you can get one in just a few easy steps:
Make your way to the eTrade website, the url of which is www.etrade.com. Once you’re there, you should be looking at a page that looks something like this:
Click on the green “Open An Account” button on the top right of the page. You can see it in the picture in step one, right underneath the blue “Log In” button. Once you’ve clicked on it you’ll be directed to a page on which you will see the following choices:
The instructions provided here are for the most commonly created account: the brokerage account. Select this account and click “Continue”.
On to step five!
Now that you’re done with all the forms, you need to select what kind of services and features you’re interested in. You’re probably now looking at a page like this:
Simply select the services you are interested in.
Almost done! All you’ll have to do now is review the form you have just filled, select a username and password and agree to the terms and conditions. The page will look like this:
Once you’re done with all of that, congratulations! You are officially an eTrade account holder!