I recently decided I would get into trading stocks and wanted to set up an Etrade account to start. When making a brokerage account, they asked for these documents from me:
- Valid (non-expired) government-issued ID or Passport
- Birth certificate
- Signed Social Security Card (front and back)
Is it normal to be asked for these documents by a brokerage? This is my first time getting into trading and would like to make sure I'm not making a mistake of giving out unnecessary personal information.