The StockBrokers.com 2017 Brokerage Review assessed 16 different brokers over six months, surfacing the best online stock brokers
. This review compares E*TRADE vs Capital One Investing. Is E*TRADE or Capital One Investing a better online broker?
First, we will make a comparison of the stock and option trading fees for trading with both brokers. E*TRADE and Capital One Investing both cost $6.95 per trade. With options, the base fee is $6.95 for both E*TRADE and Capital One Investing. Option contracts at both of the brokerages are the same at $0.75 each. Note that some brokers charge a per-share fee instead of a flat-fee commission. For a full breakdown of commissions, read our online broker reviews
For our next comparison of these two brokers, being able to trade the way you want is a must. Capital One Investing supports Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds while E*TRADE supports Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading. When it comes to mutual funds, Capital One Investing trails E*TRADE by 7,450 total mutual funds, with E*TRADE offering 8652 and Capital One Investing offering 1202. Commission free ETFs can also be a nice plus, with Capital One Investing falling behind E*TRADE, offering 0 commission free ETFs compared to E*TRADE's 133.
Last but not least, by breaking down important features, tools, etc that each broker offers, we can really help to separate the two. E*TRADE nor Capital One Investing offers virtual trading. For mobile trading, E*TRADE along with Capital One Investing both support the iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Furthermore, some investors like to bank online, and multiple brokerages provide these services to clients. Checking Accounts and Debit Cards are offered by E*TRADE while Capital One Investing offers Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans. On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and mobile trading, E*TRADE was rated Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2017, while Capital One Investing was rated none of these.
Overall, E*TRADE takes the upper hand with 4.00 stars over Capital One Investing's 3.00 stars.