Using data from the StockBrokers.com 2017 Broker Rankings
, we can compare Fidelity Investments vs Capital One Investing 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 Capital One Investing.
First we will break down the commission charges of both brokers for placing stock and options trades. Capital One Investing charges more than Fidelity Investments for placing regular stock trades ($6.95 and $4.95, respectively). With options, the base fees charged are $6.95 (Capital One Investing) and $4.95 (Fidelity Investments). At a difference of $0.10 per contract, Fidelity Investments's per contract rate of $0.65 is less than Capital One Investing which charges $0.75. 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. Both Fidelity Investments and Capital One Investing support Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds. As far as mutual funds go, Fidelity Investments boasts an offering of 13204 compared to Capital One Investing's 1202 available funds. And, commission free ETFs deserve a mention, Fidelity Investments offers 91 versus Capital One Investing's total of 0.
Finally, by looking at the most popular features and offerings of each broker, we can really see the differences between the two. Fidelity Investments offers virtual trading while Capital One Investing does not. For mobile trading, Both Fidelity Investments and Capital One Investing offer clients access to an 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, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans are available to clients of Capital One Investing while Fidelity Investments offers clients Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards and Credit Cards. All things considered, when it comes to platform tools, research, and trading via smartphone, Fidelity Investments finished with awards for Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2014, while Capital One Investing came up with none of these.
Overall, Fidelity Investments boasts 4.50 stars versus Capital One Investing's 3.00 stars.