Using data from the StockBrokers.com 2017 Broker Rankings
, we can compare Fidelity Investments vs Just2Trade to determine which broker is better for you. Our database includes thousands of data points on everything from research to trading tools. Let's take a closer look at Fidelity Investments and Just2Trade.
First we will break down the commission charges of both brokers for placing stock and options trades. Fidelity Investments, with its regular stock trades costing $4.95, is more expensive than Just2Trade's rate of $2.50 per trade. With options, the base fees charged are $4.95 (Fidelity Investments) and $2.50 (Just2Trade). At a difference of $0.15 per contract, Just2Trade's per contract rate of $0.50 is less than Fidelity Investments which charges $0.65. Note that flat rate trading is not available everywhere though, so it is important to read the complete commission notes for each broker to know the full breakdown (go to any stock broker review
page, then scroll down to the "Commission Notes" section).
Trading fees aside, having access to trade what you want is also an important consideration. Just2Trade offers clients Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading while Fidelity Investments offers Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds. As far as mutual funds go, Fidelity Investments boasts an offering of 13204 compared to Just2Trade's 3000 available funds. And, commission free ETFs deserve a mention, with Just2Trade falling behind Fidelity Investments, offering 0 commission free etfs compared to Fidelity Investments's 91.
Finally, by looking at the most popular features and offerings of each broker, we can really see the differences between the two. Fidelity Investments alongside Just2Trade have virtual trading. For mobile trading, Just2Trade offers the iPhone App and Android App while Fidelity Investments offers the iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Online banking is also used by many clients, and multiple brokerages provide these services. Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards and Credit Cards are available to clients of Fidelity Investments while Just2Trade offers clients none of these. All things considered, when it comes to platform tools, research, and trading via smartphone, Fidelity Investments was rated for Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2014, while Just2Trade was rated for none of these.
Overall, Fidelity Investments boasts 4.50 stars versus Just2Trade's 2.50 stars.