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Schwab Intelligent Portfolios vs Ally Invest Advisors Review

Brandon Reinkensmeyer

Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer


Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The StockBrokers.com 2017 Brokerage Review compares Schwab Intelligent Portfolios vs Ally Invest Advisors. Compare Schwab Intelligent Portfolios and Ally Invest Advisors trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the table below. Is Schwab Intelligent Portfolios or Ally Invest Advisors 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. Schwab Intelligent Portfolios and Ally Invest Advisors have equal fees for trading equities, $0 per trade. With options, the base fee is $0 for both Schwab Intelligent Portfolios and Ally Invest Advisors. Contracts cost $0 each at both brokerages. 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. Schwab Intelligent Portfolios alongside Ally Invest Advisors both do not offer 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 for investors means access to 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. Neither broker offers virtual trading. For mobile trading, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios and Ally Invest Advisors both do not offer the iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Furthermore, some investors like to bank online, and multiple brokerages provide these services to clients. Banking is not popular with Schwab Intelligent Portfolios and Ally Invest Advisors as Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans are all unavailable. On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and trading on the go, Unfortunately, neither Schwab Intelligent Portfolios nor Ally Invest Advisors received awards for Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading.

Overall, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios comes out on top with 4.50 stars over Ally Invest Advisors's 3.50 stars.
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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
Phone Support
Email Support
Live Chat Support
Retirement Calculator - Basic
Retirement Calculator - Advanced
External Accounts Analysis
Market Research Reports
Goal Tracker
iPhone App
iPad App
Android App
Android Tablet App
Schwab Intelligent Portfolios
Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Review
 
4.5
4.5
5
4.5
3.5
 
$5,000.00
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
$16 billion
0.08%
0.19%
0.24%
 
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ally Invest Advisors
Ally Invest Advisors Review
 
3.5
3.5
4
3
3
 
$500.00
0.30%
0.30%
0.30%
0.30%
0.30%
$15.6 million
0.14%
0.11%
0.09%
 
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
No
No
No
Yes
 
Yes
No
Yes
No

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.

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