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TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios vs Fidelity Go Review

Brandon Reinkensmeyer

Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer


Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

We spent over 100 hours testing robo-advisors, opening and funding an account with each robo to acquire a true client experience and find the best robo advisors. In this comparison, we will compare Fidelity Go vs TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios to see which robo-advisor is better.

First, let’s take a look at the fees of these two investment advisors. Cost is broken down into both the annual management fee charged each year as well as the expense ratios charged by the ETF holdings themselves. Both Fidelity Go and TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios share a rating of 4.00 stars.

Looking at both robo-advisors, we can also explore their features. TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios has tax-loss harvesting, Fidelity Go doesn't. For running predictions on retirement, clients will want to use a retirement calculator. TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios offers an advanced retirement calculator while Fidelity Go does not. Tracking personal financial goals can also be important. Fidelity Go and TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios both offer goal tracking. Finally, the ability to import and aggregate third-party financial accounts for holistic analysis can be particularly useful. Fidelity Go makes external accounts analysis available to clients, while TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios does not.

Lastly, tech savvy Millennials may find it valuable to have access to customer service through phone, email, and live chat. However, not every robo-advisor offers live chat support. Fidelity Go and TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios both offer live chat support.

Overall, TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios comes out on top with 4.50 stars over Fidelity Go's 3.50 stars. And, as far as individual category awards go, TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios finished with awards Best in Class - Investment Approach, while Fidelity Go came up with none of these.
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Overall Robo
Investment Approach
Cost
Tools
Customer Service
Minimum Deposit
Annual Fee - $5,000
Annual Fee - $25,000
Annual Fee - $50,000
Annual Fee - $100,000
Annual Fee - $1,000,000
Total AuM
Avg Funds Expense Ratio - Conservative
Avg Funds Expense Ratio - Moderate
Avg Funds Expense Ratio - Aggressive
Tax-Loss Harvesting
529 Plans
CFP Access
Phone Support
Email Support
Live Chat Support
Goal Tracker - Basic
Goal Tracker - Advanced
External Accounts Analysis
Market Research Reports
iPhone App
Android App
TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios
TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios Review
 
4.5
5
4
4.5
4.5
 
$5,000.00
0.30%
0.30%
0.30%
0.30%
0.30%
$16.6 Billion
N/A
N/A
N/A
 
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Fidelity Go
Fidelity Go Review
 
3.5
4
4
3
4
 
$5,000.00
0.35%
0.35%
0.35%
0.35%
0.35%
NA
N/A
N/A
N/A
 
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes

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