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Fidelity Investments vs Capital One Investing Review

Brandon Reinkensmeyer

Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer


Thursday, July 13th, 2017

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.
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Overall
Commissions & Fees
Offering of Investments
Platforms & Tools
Research
Customer Service
Mobile Trading
Ease of Use
Education
Order Execution
Banking
Stock Trade Fee (flat)
Options Base Fee
Options Per Contract Fee
Mutual Fund Trade Fee
Broker Assisted Trades Fee
Minimum Deposit
No Inactivity Fees
No Fee IRAs
Stock Trading
Options Trading
Mutual Funds
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
Virtual Trading
Charting - Drawing Tools
Charting - Indicators / Studies
Option Chains - Total Columns
Watch Lists - Total Fields
iPhone App
iPad App
Android App
Android Tablet App
Apple Watch App
Trading - After-Hours
Trading - Mutual Funds
Trading - Conditional Orders
Trading - Simple Options
Trading - Complex Options
Commission Free ETFs
Mutual Funds (No Load)
Mutual Funds (Total)
# of Easy to Borrow Stocks
Retail Locations
Two-Factor Authentication Login
Under $24,999.99
$25,000.00 to $49,999.99
$50,000.00 to $99,999.99
$100,000.00 to $249,999.99
$250,000.00 to $499,999.99
Above $1,000,000.00
$500,000.00 to $999,999.99
Checking Accounts
Savings Accounts
Credit Cards
Debit Cards
Mortgage Loans
No Fee Banking
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4.5
3
4.5
4.5
5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
5
4
 
$4.95
$4.95
$0.65
$49.95
$32.95
$2,500.00
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
22
166
26
80
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
 
91
4052
13204
3748
195
No
 
8.33%
7.83%
6.88%
6.58%
6.58%
4.00%
4.00%
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Capital One Investing
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3
3.5
2
1.5
4
4
2.5
4.5
2.5
3.5
5
 
$6.95
$6.95
$0.75
$19.95
$19.95
$0.00
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
No
No
No
1
27
7
9
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
No
No
No
Yes
No
 
0
1202
1202
0
800
No
 
8.20%
7.75%
7.20%
7.00%
5.75%
5.20%
5.40%
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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. For stock trade rates, advertised pricing is for a standard order size of 500 shares of stock priced at $30 per share. For options orders, an options regulatory fee per contract may apply.

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