The StockBrokers.com 2017 Brokerage Review
compares E*TRADE vs Capital One Investing. Compare E*TRADE and Capital One Investing trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the table below. Is E*TRADE or Capital One Investing 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. E*TRADE and Capital One Investing both cost $6.95 per trade. Looking at options, the base fees charged are the same for both brokers, $6.95. Contracts cost $0.75 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. Capital One Investing offers clients Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds while E*TRADE offers Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading. When it comes to mutual funds, E*TRADE offers its clients access to 8652 different mutual funds while Capital One Investing has 1202 available funds, a difference of 7,450.00. Commission free ETFs can also be a nice plus, with E*TRADE having the upper hand thanks to its 133 available ETFs compared to Capital One Investing's offering of 0.
Last but not least, by breaking down important features that each broker offers, we can really help to separate the two brokers. Neither E*TRADE and Capital One Investing have virtual trading. For mobile trading, E*TRADE and Capital One Investing both have a iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Furthermore, some investors like to bank online, and multiple brokerages provide these services to clients. Clients can have Checking Accounts and Debit Cards at E*TRADE while clients at Capital One Investing can have 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, E*TRADE posted awards for Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2014, while Capital One Investing found itself with none of these.
Overall, E*TRADE comes out on top with 4.00 stars over Capital One Investing's 3.00 stars.