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Trading Accounts and Foreign Currency

Brokerage and Trading Accounts

With a self-directed trading account, you, as the investor, select the company to open the trading/brokerage account with, and make your own decisions about what assets to purchase within the account. With a managed trading account, you sign a contract to provide the broker or other representative with the authorization to purchase and sell securities on your account’s behalf.

ETC Brokerage ServicesLLC

ETC Brokerage Services, LLC provides a simple solution for combining traditional assets such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds with alternative investments using an Equity Trust self-directed account.

Whether online or over the phone, you can purchase the following public securities with an ETC Brokerage account:

  • Publicly Traded Stocks
  • Mutual Funds
  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
  • Fixed Income Securities: Bonds, Treasuries, CDs
  • Options

Call 855-673-4721 or visit the ETC Brokerage Services website for more information.

ETC Brokerage Services is an affiliate of Equity Trust Company. Brokerage accounts established and maintained with ETC Brokerage Services, and all account services and transactions, will be rendered and effected by ETC Brokerage Services (not Equity Trust Company). Member FINRA & SIPC. INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: NOT FDIC INSURED – NO BANK GUARANTEE – MAY LOSE VALUE


Foreign Currency

Forex stands for “foreign exchange,” and is a decentralized global market where the world’s currencies trade. Forex is considered to have high liquidity, meaning the asset can be quickly converted to cash. Large amounts of money can therefore be moved into and out of Forex with minimal price movement. The liquidity of Forex is one of the reasons investors may be attracted to it. You can invest in foreign currency by opening a trading account with an outside brokerage firm that is held within your Equity Trust account.