E-Trade, the on-line brokerage, has started airing a commercial urging on-line investors to be sensible and level-headed.

But the commercial has nothing to do with the fact that the industry's top regulator last week criticized the strike-it-rich tone of some on-line brokerage advertisements, the company said.

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