Compare E* Trade vs. OptionsHouse Online Stock Trading

What’s the difference between E* Trade Online Stock Trading and OptionsHouse Online Stock Trading? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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E* Trade
8.4 / 10 - Exellent
#3 in Online Stock Trading
OptionsHouse
8.4 / 10 - Exellent
#4 in Online Stock Trading
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Key Facts
  • $9.99 trades
  • Local branches across the US
  • Retirement planning
  • Asset protection services
  • FINRA/ SIPC
  • Training tools
  • 24 hour support
  • Commodity trading (gold, silver)
  • Stock Rates: $4.95 
  • Options Rate: $4.95 + $.50/contract   
  • Up to $100 fee reimbursement w/$5,000 account transfer
  • No minimum balances
  • FINRA/ SIPC
  • Customized trading interface
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
8.4 / 10 - Exellent
10/10
Investment Products
3/10
Fees and Costs
9/10
Trading Tools
10/10
Account Information
9/10
Financial Services
10/10
Mobile Tools
8/10
Customer Support
8.4 / 10 - Exellent
7/10
Investment Products
5/10
Fees and Costs
12/10
Trading Tools
10/10
Account Information
9/10
Financial Services
8/10
Mobile Tools
8/10
Customer Support
Final Verdict

E* Trade Online Stock Trading and OptionsHouse Online Stock Trading are very close in quality and have the same overall rating. That said, E* Trade scores better than OptionsHouse across: Investment Products, and Mobile Tools. Whereas, OptionsHouse scores better on Fees and Costs, Trading Tools, and Customer Support. Both companies score similarly on Account Information, and Financial Services.