Using data from the StockBrokers.com 2014 broker review
, we can compare Fidelity Investments vs Just2Trade 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 Fidelity Investments and Just2Trade.
First we will break down the commission charges of both brokers for placing stock and options trades. Fidelity Investments charges more than Just2Trade for placing regular stock trades ($7.95 and $2.50, respectively). Looking at trading options, Just2Trade's base fee is $2.50 while Fidelity Investments's is $7.95. Contracts are pricier at Fidelity Investments, costing $0.75 versus $0.50 at Just2Trade, a difference of $0.25 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 broker review
page, then click the "Commissions & Fees" tab).
Trading fees aside, having access to trade what you want is also an important consideration. Both Fidelity Investments and Just2Trade support Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds. As far as mutual funds go, Fidelity Investments offers its clients access to 14391 different mutual funds while Just2Trade has 6000 available funds, a difference of 8,391.00. And, commission free ETFs deserve a mention, Fidelity Investments offers 76 versus Just2Trade's total of 0.
Finally, by looking at the most popular features and offerings of each broker, we can really see the differences between the two. Fidelity Investments nor Just2Trade has virtual trading. For mobile trading, Fidelity Investments gives clients access to an iPhone App, iPad App and Android App while Just2Trade has an none of these. Online banking is also used by many clients, and multiple brokerages provide these services. Clients can have Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards and Credit Cards at Fidelity Investments while clients at Just2Trade can have none of these. All things considered, when it comes to platform tools, research, and trading via smartphone, Fidelity Investments finished with awards for Best in Class Platforms & Tools, Best in Class Research and Best in Class Mobile Trading in 2014, while Just2Trade came up with none of these.
Overall, Fidelity Investments comes out on top with 4.50 stars over Just2Trade's 2.50 stars.