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Fidelity Investments vs ChoiceTrade Review

Brandon Reinkensmeyer

Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer


Friday, April 21st, 2017

Using data from the StockBrokers.com Annual Broker Review, we can compare ChoiceTrade vs Fidelity Investments to determine which broker is better for you. Our database includes thousands of data points on everything from functionality to support. Let's take a closer look at ChoiceTrade and Fidelity Investments.

First we will break down the commission charges of both brokers for placing stock and options trades. Fidelity Investments charges more than ChoiceTrade for placing regular stock trades ($7.95 and $5.00, respectively). Looking at trading options, ChoiceTrade's base fee is $5.00 while Fidelity Investments's is $7.95. Contracts are pricier at Fidelity Investments, costing $0.75 versus $0.15 at ChoiceTrade, a difference of $0.60 per contract. Note that flat rate trading is not available everywhere though, so it is important to read the complete commission notes for each broker to know the full breakdown (go to any stock brokerage review page, then click the "Commissions & Fees" tab).

Trading fees aside, having access to trade what you want is also an important consideration. Fidelity Investments provides its clients with Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds while ChoiceTrade gives clients access to Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Forex Trading. As far as mutual funds go, Fidelity Investments boasts an offering of 14391 compared to ChoiceTrade's available funds. And, commission free ETFs deserve a mention, with Fidelity Investments having the upper hand thanks to its 76 available ETFs compared to ChoiceTrade's offering of -1.

Finally, by looking at the most popular features and offerings of each broker, we can really see the differences between the two. ChoiceTrade offers virtual trading while Fidelity Investments does not. For mobile trading, Fidelity Investments offers the iPhone App, iPad App and Android App while ChoiceTrade offers the iPhone App. Online banking is also used by many clients, and multiple brokerages provide these services. Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards and Credit Cards are available to clients of Fidelity Investments while ChoiceTrade offers clients none of these. All things considered, when it comes to platform tools, research, and trading via smartphone, Fidelity Investments posted awards for Best in Class Platforms & Tools, Best in Class Research and Best in Class Mobile Trading in 2016, while ChoiceTrade found itself with none of these.

Overall, Fidelity Investments boasts 4.50 stars versus ChoiceTrade's -1.00 stars.
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Overall
Commissions & Fees
Offering of Investments
Platforms & Tools
Research
Customer Service
Mobile Trading
Ease of Use
Education
Order Execution
Banking
Stock Trade Fee (flat)
Options Base Fee
Options Per Contract Fee
Mutual Fund Trade Fee
Broker Assisted Trades Fee
Minimum Deposit
No Inactivity Fees
No Fee IRAs
Stock Trading
Options Trading
Mutual Funds
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
Virtual Trading
Charting - Drawing Tools
Charting - Indicators / Studies
Option Chains - Total Columns
Watch Lists - Total Fields
iPhone App
iPad App
Android App
Android Tablet App
Apple Watch App
Trading - After-Hours
Trading - Mutual Funds
Trading - Conditional Orders
Trading - Simple Options
Trading - Complex Options
Commission Free ETFs
Mutual Funds (No Load)
Mutual Funds (Total)
# of Easy to Borrow Stocks
Retail Locations
Under $24,999.99
$25,000.00 to $49,999.99
$50,000.00 to $99,999.99
$100,000.00 to $249,999.99
$250,000.00 to $499,999.99
Above $1,000,000.00
$500,000.00 to $999,999.99
Checking Accounts
Savings Accounts
Credit Cards
Debit Cards
Mortgage Loans
No Fee Banking
Fidelity Investments
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Fidelity Investments Review
 
4.5
3
4.5
4.5
5
4.5
4.5
4.5
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$4.95
$4.95
$0.65
$49.95
$32.95
$2,500.00
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
22
166
26
80
 
Yes
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Yes
Yes
 
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91
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195
 
8.33%
7.83%
6.88%
6.58%
6.58%
4.00%
4.00%
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
ChoiceTrade
ChoiceTrade Review
 
2
4
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1
1
3
0.5
0.5
1
1
0.5
 
$5.00
$5.00
$0.50
$25.00
$25.00
$0.00
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No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
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No
 
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Yes
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20
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4
 
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7.45%
7.45%
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7.45%
7.45%
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No
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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 2/20/2017 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The StockBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest pricing data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page. For stock trade rates, advertised pricing is for a standard order size of 500 shares of stock priced at $30 per share. For options orders, an options regulatory fee per contract may apply.

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