E*TRADE Financial Corporation

  • Is it Time to Sell Brokerages in Favor of Fund Managers?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BLK, SCHW, ETFC, IVZ

    An investor who bought one of the many discount brokerage stocks earlier this year would have seen handsome gains. Indeed, so far, Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) and E*TRADE (NASDAQ: ETFC) are up 55% and 53%, respectively, beating the wider market by 35%. However, I believe that now it could be time to book some gains.

    You see, after these recent rallies, these brokerages are looking rather overbought and there more »

  • Bet On These Brokerage Companies!

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    As the market continues to rise, investors jump in. If you are reading this article, you are interested in investing, right? Your interest and the interest of millions of other people paves the way for brokerage stocks to perform better. They have had a tremendous year. TD Ameritrade (NYSE: AMTD) and E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC) are up 60% and 66% respectively, while Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) is up 54 more »

  • An Insider at This Brokerage Bought $250,000 Worth of Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    A Form 4 filed with the SEC has disclosed that Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) Board member Stephen Ellis directly purchased a little less than 12,000 shares of the company’s stock on July 18 at an average price of $21.45 per share. This brought Ellis’ total direct holdings of Charles Schwab to over 16,000 shares and therefore, represents a significant percentage increase in his exposure to the more »

  • Betting on Options

    By Nathaniel Matherson - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CBOE, ETFC, AMTD

    Are you one of the many investors looking at options?  While buying options themselves may offer enticing returns, these products generally carry risks greater than those of traditional equity investments. The point is, if you're going to trade options, you better know what you're doing. 

    Another way to play the options craze is CBOE Holdings (NASDAQ: CBOE).  In case you haven't heard, it's the leading options more »

  • Profit From Rising Interest Rates by Investing in Discount Brokerages

    By John Park - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    With the Fed announcing in June that it may soon stop purchasing treasuries and mortgages as long as the U.S. economy continues improving, investors are bracing for the inevitable rise in interest rates that had remained depressed since 2008. While rising interest rates may hurt certain investment strategies such as going long treasuries, it can also provide opportunities for the savvy investor. I believe one particularly effective method of more »

  • Is This Investment Brokerage Unstoppable?

    By Dan Moskowitz - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    TD Ameritrade (NYSE: AMTD) chairman, Joe Moglia, recently stated on CNBC that the market suffered a correction. Translation: it’s nothing to worry about. In his opinion, the pullback related to a spectacular run, not underlying fundamentals. Moglia also thinks that Ben Bernake’s announcement of backing off his $85-billion bond-buying program later in the year is a positive, because it indicates the economy is gaining strength.

    Of course, Moglia more »

  • What to Do Before Investing Money in the Stock Market

    By Money Crashers - June 22, 2013 | Tickers: ETFC, GOOG, IBKR

    Holly Mangan is the managing editor of the popular personal finance blog, Money Crashers, which provides actionable tips related to smart money management, investing, and retirement planning.

    If you're new to market investing, it can be a heady experience. The potential for vast returns await and you dream of the day when your passive income foots the bills. But just like anything else in life, rewards do not come more »

  • Does Charles Schwab Offer Investors Safety?

    By Dan Moskowitz - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) has been a standout name in the investment brokerage industry for decades. Investors have liked the company because of its fiscal responsibility and quality management. Has Charles Schwab done enough to maintain this reputation? Is there a better option in the space?

    Important numbers

    Charles Schwab has consistently improved revenue over the past three years. Revenue also increased 8.50% last quarter on a year over more »

  • This Brokerage Seems a Bit Pricey

    By Matthew Frankel - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) is one of the largest U.S. brokerage firms, with almost 9 million client accounts and assets of almost $2 trillion. Schwab offers retail brokerage services, services to investment advisors, as well as retirement plan services and more. While new account growth is weaker than it has been in the past, client trading activity is on the rise (as happens during most bull markets), making this more »

  • Insiders Are Buying These Stocks Now

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: BSX, CCC, ETFC, MUR, TSN

    We maintain a database of insider trading activity in order to track insider purchases. In theory, insiders should be very reluctant to purchase additional shares of their company and therefore increase company-specific risk; they should instead prefer to diversify their wealth unless they are particularly confident that the stock offers high expected returns. Therefore, observing an insider purchase should serve as a signal of that level of confidence, and in more »

  • 3 Stocks to Buy as Risk Aversion Rises Again

    By Chris Lau - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: ETFC, FFIV, SNDK

    A weekly drop of 2.6% in the equal-weighted Nasdaq 100 in the week of April 15 is creating an even bigger gap between analyst target prices and stock price. Led by a decline in commodity stocks and in banking, the technology sector is following suit.

    Take E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC) as an example that supports a negative change in sentiment. E*TRADE is down 17% from a 52-week more »

  • Sizing Up the Discount Brokers

    By Robert Hanley - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    The discount stockbrokers, led by Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), TD Ameritrade (NYSE: AMTD), and E*Trade Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC), were some of the go-go stocks of the late 1990s, but much of their momentum has fizzled out over the past decade and a half.  The industry was one of the early winners of mass internet adoption, as individual investors could trade at the click of a button.  However, the tech more »

  • The Fastest Growing Bank Isn't A Bank After All

    By Chad Henage - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, COF, SCHW, ETFC, AMTD | Editor's Choice

    Having worked for a bank for over 10 years, I follow quite a few financial stocks. There were two things that my years in banking taught me. First, change is constant. Second, you need to get to know your client, because if you don't, your competition will take them away. Bankers need to learn a new rule as well, competition doesn't just come in the form of a more »

  • The Fastest Growing Bank Isn't A Bank After All

    By Chad Henage - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, COF, SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    Having worked for a bank for over 10 years, I follow quite a few financial stocks. There were two things that my years in banking taught me. First, change is constant. Second, you need to get to know your client, because if you don't, your competition will take them away. Bankers need to learn a new rule as well, competition doesn't just come in the form of a more »

  • Which Brokerage Is The Best Investment?

    By Marshall Hargrave - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, IBKR, AMTD

    Editor's Note: The previous version referred to Fidelity National Informational Services as Fidelity Brokerage. They are not the same, this version has been corrected. 

    E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC)took a big hit last week when its largest shareholder, billionaire Ken Griffin, announced it would be selling off its entire stake of the brokerage company. Is it still worth your investment, or do other online brokerage stocks make better more »
  • The Best of Breed Brokerage Company

    By Joseph Solitro - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    Editor's Note: Per a Schwab PR rep and the corporate website, they actually do have introductory offers for new clients. This version has been corrected.

    As the market continues to gain strength, more people are beginning to enter the investing world. With financial advisors, hedge fund managers, and other professionals being less trusted than ever, people want to invest on their own. In doing so, chances are they will more »

  • Market-Moving Institutional/Insider Moves Worth Noting

    By Brian Nichols - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, ETFC, PLCM

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last decade, it’s to follow the insiders, and sometimes the institutions. These are people who have more information than you. Therefore, let’s take a look at some of the big insider/institutional moves.

    A Situation to Monitor Closely

    3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) saw a 4.2% decline on Thursday when 13D filings showed that the company’s co-founder more »

  • This Brokerage Is Cheap But Risky

    By Matthew Frankel - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    When it comes to online brokers, the top six firms hold nearly $4 trillion in client accounts. Of those that are publicly traded, there is one that has severely underperformed the others due to its poor banking practices. I’m talking about E-Trade Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC), which was named Kiplinger’s best online brokerage of 2012. With the constant praise that the brokerage division receives, is this one worth a more »

  • How New Fiduciary Standard Rules Affect the Discount Broker Sector

    By Kyle Colona - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    This article will focus on new federal regulations that are set to be rolled out in 2013 regarding “fiduciary standards” for a variety of financial service providers including discount brokers.

    While the politicos inside the Capitol Beltway were playing chicken with sequestration, vast regulations that the Obama Administration has on the line will affect broad sectors of the economy. In fact, some observers contend that the regulations could compound the more »

  • Investing in Investing

    By Rupert Hargreaves - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: ETFC, IBKR, IVZ, NDAQ

    "Reuters: Investors in funds worldwide poured $11 billion into U.S. stock funds in the last week of January, the most since September 2011, as the Dow Jones industrial average flirted with the psychologically important 14,000 level, data from EPFR Global showed on Friday.

    The solid demand for stock funds last month was a sharp contrast from 2012. Investors have given $53.8 billion to stock funds worldwide in more »

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