Commissions: ETrade’s commissions are on the higher side at $6.95 per trade. High-volume traders will benefit from tiered pricing that drops to $4.95 a trade for 30 or more trades per quarter. Still, competitors like Charles Schwab and Fidelity edge out ETrade with flat $4.95 tradecommissions.The tool surfaces options trade ideas and helps investors build a trade strategy and analyze risk. … ETrade was docked a star in our review because its advanced platform, ETrade PRO, is available only to customers with at least a $250,000 balance or who execute at least 30 stock or options trades per quarter.