Is eToro better than ETRADE?
If you are looking for a quick summary, we believe that Etoro is the better exchange on the basis that they offer a wider variety of assets and features. Unlike ETRADE, eToro offers cryptocurrency trading and staking services that makes their trading platform a better “all-in one” service.
In addition to that, they also offer up to 10X leverage for margin trading all of the assets listed on their platform.
eToro - 78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.
eToro vs ETRADE: Trading Fees
eToro charges vairable fees to trade any of the assets listed on their platform. The spreads are also variable and can exceed 0.75% on some assets.
ETRADE charges zero fees to trade only stocks options and ETFs. Other assets on their platform incur different fees, they are as follows:
- Options Contracts: $0.65 per trade
- Futures Contracts: $1.50 per trade
- Bonds: $1.00 per bond
ETRADE Wins: ETRADE offers lowers fees than eToro.
eToro vs ETRADE: Available Markets
eToro provides access to over 16 Global Markets (US, European, Australian, Chinese, Japanese and more), 30+ cryptocurrencies, commodities, ETFs and more. Their platform is by far the most versatile multi-asset brokerage in the world.
ETRADE on the other hand only offers access to US based stocks, options and bonds. Their platform does not provide any cryptocurrency services, or access to native assets. The only Crypto exposure you can get on ETRADE is through the Bitcoin ETF provided by Grayscale ETFs.
eToro Wins: The eToro platform offers a far greater diversity for traders looking to get access to multiple financial markets.
Regulation and Licensing
Both eToro and ETRADE have the proper licensing in the United States and are regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).
When comparing eToro vs ETRADE from a legal perspective, they are tied when it comes to adherence and regulatory safety.
For more information, you can read our full eToro Review.