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Subject: Re: Calling all Fools (E*Trade) Date: 12/26/2006 10:52 AM
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Hi Folks,

Thanks for the posts. I must have been in a hurry last Friday, because as I read my message now it wasn't entirely clear ;). Luckily Hal and Bears managed to answer most of my questions.

On the brokerage side I was mostly curious to see how E*Trade would do executing "F" and "Y" pink sheet foreign companies. Many brokers claim to do this, but in practice I have found that some are better than others. Part of this could be volume, but I let one broker have weeks to execute a trade at an above market limit and it sat there. The fill in CDCUF leads me to believe E*Trade will do reasonably well in this regard.

The other aspect I am curious about are the links between the banking and brokerage side. If you have idle cash (ie. not tied up waiting for a transaction to settle) how quickly can money be moved to and from higher-yield savings to checking and/or brokerage?

I was fairly impressed by E*Trade's offering as far as overall fees for banking and brokerage at different asset levels. I'm mostly looking to hear if the experience is as good in real life as it appears on paper. Thanks for the info so far!

Best,

Nate
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