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Scrutinize Broker Ads Carefully

Dan Solin | Posted 04.21.2013 | Home
Dan Solin

While I applaud E*TRADE for focusing on fees charged by advisers, you need to be concerned about the entire picture, which includes expense ratios, taxes, risk and performance. Sometimes, what may initially look like a bargain can cost you dearly.

WATCH: The 9 Most Viral Super Bowl Ads Ever

The Huffington Post | Noalee Harel | Posted 02.03.2013 | Home

In addition to the hits and scores that will go viral after the Super Bowl on Sunday night, there will be, of course, the commercials. Some have alrea...

This Guy Again: He Made $138 On Facebook Shares

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.24.2012 | Money

When we last spoke to investor Jim Nichols pre-Facebook IPO, he was eagerly waiting to find out how many shares of Facebook he could buy through E*Tra...

Money, Connections Help The Wealthiest Snag Facebook Shares

Reuters | Joseph A. Giannone | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home

By Joseph A. Giannone NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lot of loyal Facebook fans and occasional investors are discovering a hard truth this week...

Cutest Super Bowl Ad?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

Let's face it. Selling financial solutions during a Super Bowl is far from easy. But E-Trade manages to capture our spirit and laughter with its cleve...

Lindsay Lohan Mocked In E-Trade Filing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The vitriol in the user-generated comments is particularly harsh, with the New York Post quoting one as saying, "[Lohan is] a pot-stirring, lazy, irre...

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lindsays

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Ms. Lohan, who just watched her fashion career with Ungaro sink faster than a submarine with screen doors, seems to think that she is in the same class of celebrity as "Oprah" or "Angelina."

E*Trade Names New CEO, Explores Possible Sale

AP Via BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Embattled online broker E-Trade Financial Corp. said Monday it named Chairman Donald Layton, a veteran of JPMorgan Chase & Co., to take over as chief ...

E*Trade: Better Disclosure, Needs More Cash

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Demolished E*Trade finally gets a gold star for disclosure. After months of spin and selective data releases, the company finally opened the kimono on...

E*Trade Sells $3B Mortgage-Backed Securities, Municipal Bonds To Bolster Finances

Bloomberg | Edgar Ortega, Adrian Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

E*Trade Financial Corp., the worst performer in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index last year, sold $3 billion of mortgage-backed securities and municipal...

Is E*Trade Still Playing Fast & Loose With The Facts?

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

E*Trade's ex-CEO Mitch Caplan (2007 "Goat of the Year") got a $10.9 million going-away bonus after blowing the company's value to smithereens. No surp...

E*Trade Tries To Instill Confidence, Fails

Silicon Valley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

E*Trade (ETFC) finally said something about its financial condition, apparently in attempt to 1) reassure customers, and 2) stop its stock's persisten...

Mortgages Weigh On E*Trade Sale

Wall Street Journal | DENNIS K. BERMAN, SUSANNE CRAIG, MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As E*Trade Financial Corp. moves closer to being sold, prospective suitors for the company are haggling over the value of its deteriorating mortgage p...

E*Trade Gets Help From Citadel

Wall Street Journal | SUSANNE CRAIG, MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG and DENNIS K. BERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

E*Trade Financial Corp., which is ensnared in the mortgage crisis, said it is getting a $2.55 billion cash infusion from Citadel Investment Group, in ...

Six Stocks That Could Go To Zero

24/7 Wall Street | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the current credit environment, there are several fairly big companies that could get in enough trouble that it would wipe out the common sharehold...

Why Citadel Pounced On Wounded E*Trade


On Monday, Nov. 12, Kenneth Griffin was boarding a plane to New York when he received an urgent call from Joe Russell, a lieutenant at Mr. Griffin's b...

E*Trade's Desperate Ads Crush Stock Again

Silicon Valley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Here's your quiz for the morning: When a banking and brokerage firm buys ads in national publications assuring customers that they won't suddenly see ...

What's Next For E*Trade?

New York Times | Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

E*Trade Financial lost more than half its market value Monday, after an analyst suggested that the company might have to seek bankruptcy protection if...

Are Banks In Danger?

Forbes | Liz Moyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Things must be pretty bad if the next company to falter because of exposure to subprime loans isn't a bank, per se, but an online brokerage devoted to...

E*Trade Shares Fall; Analyst Says Bankruptcy Possible

Bloomberg | Edgar Ortega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

E*Trade Financial Corp. lost more than half its market value after the online brokerage forecast a decline in fourth-quarter earnings and a Citigroup ...

E*Trade CEO Denies Bankruptcy, Risks Jail Time

Silicon Valley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

E*Trade CEO Mitch Caplan took an admirable and risky step yesterday: He went on CNBC and categorically ruled out bankruptcy. He acknowledged E*Trade's...