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- At the end of May, E*Trade was holding about 650,000 trading accounts for customers, totaling some 2 4 trillion yen ($22 billion), and topping the list of Japan's five major online brokerage houses in terms of stock transactions in fiscal 2004 Overall, the five brokerage houses posted a turnover of 34 trillion yen ($313 billion) in a year Matsui Securities came second, with about half of the trading accounts held by E*Trade Rakuten was third, a bit ahead of No 4 Monex Beans Inc The fifth-largest online brokerage was kabu com Securities Matsui outperformed the other four in profitability, as it booked 12 6 billion yen ($116 million) in net profit in the year...

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