The StockBrokers.com 2017 Brokerage Review
compares E*TRADE Adaptive Portfolio vs TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios. Compare E*TRADE Adaptive Portfolio and TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the table below. Is E*TRADE Adaptive Portfolio or TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios a better online broker?
Looking at both brokers, first we will take a look at the commission rates for both placing regular stock and options trades. E*TRADE Adaptive Portfolio and TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios charge the same amount for regular stock trades, $0. Looking at options, the base fees charged are the same for both brokers, $0. Contracts run $0 a piece at both brokerages. It should be noted that not every broker uses a flat rate stock trade fee structure, so it is important to read the full commission notes (head over to any online brokerage review
page, then navigate to the "Commission Notes" section).
Alongside trade commissions, being able to trade the way you want is a must. E*TRADE Adaptive Portfolio and TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios unfortunately do not provide clients with Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds, Forex Trading and Futures Trading. When it comes to mutual funds, both brokers offer the same number, . Commission free ETFs can also be a nice plus, which in this case means trading a possible funds at both brokers.
Last but not least, by breaking down important features that each broker offers, we can really help to separate the two brokers. Neither broker offers virtual trading. For mobile trading, Neither E*TRADE Adaptive Portfolio nor TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios supports the iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Furthermore, some investors like to bank online, and multiple brokerages provide these services to clients. Neither E*TRADE Adaptive Portfolio nor TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios offers Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans. On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and trading on the go, Unfortunately, neither E*TRADE Adaptive Portfolio nor TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios received awards for Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading.
Overall, TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios comes out on top with 4.50 stars over E*TRADE Adaptive Portfolio's 3.00 stars.