Step 1 of 4: Start Your Application

Step 2 of 4: Personal Information

Step 3 of 4: Account Setup

Step 4 of 4: Confirm & Submit

Online Application

This application will take about 5-10 minutes. Complete a Saved Application

Brokerage Account

Our most popular account offers a full range of investment choices, free research, and innovative online tools to help you choose the right investments. Get started with an initial deposit of just $500.

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1. The E*TRADE Pro trading platform is available at no additional charge to Pro Elite active trader customers who execute at least 30 stock or options trades during a calendar quarter. To continue receiving access to this platform, you must execute at least 30 stock or options trades by the end of the following calendar quarter.

E*TRADE Securities and E*TRADE Capital Management are separate but affiliated companies.

For non-U.S. residents: To apply online for a U.S. Trading Brokerage account, you must be a U.S. resident with a Social Security Number. For non-U.S. residents wanting to open a U.S. Trading Brokerage account, please click here.