The StockBrokers.com 2017 Brokerage Review
compares Personal Capital vs Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. Compare Personal Capital and Schwab Intelligent Portfolios trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the table below. Is Personal Capital or Schwab Intelligent 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. Personal Capital and Schwab Intelligent Portfolios both cost $0 per trade. With options, the base fee is $0 for both Personal Capital and Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. 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. Personal Capital and Schwab Intelligent 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 Personal Capital and Schwab Intelligent Portfolios provide clients with access to total funds. Commission free ETFs can also be a nice plus, which is a wash in this comparison as both Personal Capital and Schwab Intelligent Portfolios offer funds.
Last but not least, by breaking down important features that each broker offers, we can really help to separate the two brokers. Neither broker offers virtual trading. For mobile trading, Neither Personal Capital nor Schwab Intelligent 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 Personal Capital or Schwab Intelligent Portfolios . On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and trading on the go, Unfortunately, neither Personal Capital nor Schwab Intelligent Portfolios received awards for Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading.
Overall, both Personal Capital and Schwab Intelligent Portfolios are rated 4.50 stars.