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TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios vs Ally Invest Advisors Review

Brandon Reinkensmeyer

Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer


Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The StockBrokers.com 2017 Brokerage Review compares TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios vs Ally Invest Advisors. Compare TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios and Ally Invest Advisors trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the table below. Is TD Ameritrade Essential 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. TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios and Ally Invest Advisors have equal fees for trading equities, $0 per trade. With options, the base fee is $0 for both TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios and Ally Invest Advisors. Contracts run $0 a piece 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. TD Ameritrade Essential 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 is a wash in this comparison as both TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios and Ally Invest Advisors 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 TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios and Ally Invest Advisors have virtual trading. For mobile trading, TD Ameritrade Essential 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. Neither TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios nor Ally Invest Advisors offers Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans. On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and trading on the go, Unfortunately, neither TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios nor Ally Invest Advisors received awards for 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 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
TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios
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TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios Review
 
4.5
4.5
4
4.5
4.5
 
$5,000.00
0.30%
0.30%
0.30%
0.30%
0.30%
NA
N/A
N/A
N/A
 
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
No
No
No
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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