The StockBrokers.com 2017 Brokerage Review
compares Fidelity Go vs TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios. Compare Fidelity Go and TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the table below. Is Fidelity Go or TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios a better online broker?
Looking at both brokers, first we will take a look at the commission rates for both placing regular stock and options trades. Fidelity Go and TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios charge the same amount for regular stock trades, $0. Looking at options, the base fees charged are the same for both brokers, $0. Contracts at both of the brokerages are the same at $0 each. It should be noted that not every broker uses a flat rate stock trade fee structure, so it is important to read the full commission notes (head over to any online brokerage review
page, then navigate to the "Commission Notes" section).
Alongside trade commissions, being able to trade the way you want is a must. Fidelity Go and TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios unfortunately do not provide clients with Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds, Forex Trading and Futures Trading. When it comes to mutual funds, both brokers offer clients access to the same number, . Commission free ETFs can also be a nice plus, which in this case means trading a possible funds at both brokers.
Last but not least, by breaking down important features that each broker offers, we can really help to separate the two brokers. Fidelity Go nor TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios has virtual trading. For mobile trading, Neither Fidelity Go nor TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios supports the iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Furthermore, some investors like to bank online, and multiple brokerages provide these services to clients. Unfortunately Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans are not available at Fidelity Go or TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios . On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and trading on the go, Neither Fidelity Go nor TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios were rated Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading.
Overall, TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios boasts 4.50 stars versus Fidelity Go's 4.00 stars.