Compare E* Trade vs. Trade Station Online Stock Trading

What’s the difference between E* Trade Online Stock Trading and Trade Station 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
Trade Station
8.6 / 10 - Exellent
#2 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)
  • Trade for as low as $4.99
  • Futures markets
  • Forex trading
  • Subscription required for trading software
  • Mobile services
  • Comprehensive educational resources
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
8.6 / 10 - Exellent
9/10
Investment Products
7/10
Fees and Costs
10/10
Trading Tools
10/10
Account Information
5/10
Financial Services
10/10
Mobile Tools
8/10
Customer Support
Final Verdict

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