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- At the end of May, ETrade 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 ETrade. 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...

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