Comparing brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2017 Broker Review
, we factored in 308 different variables to assess 16 different brokers. So when taking a look at Just2Trade vs Capital One Investing, there is a huge database of information available to us.
To start this comparison, first we will take a look at the broker commission rates for placing regular stock and options trades. Capital One Investing, with its regular stock trades costing $6.95, is more expensive than Just2Trade's rate of $2.50 per trade. With options, the base fees charged are $6.95 (Capital One Investing) and $2.50 (Just2Trade). Contracts are pricier at Capital One Investing, costing $0.75 versus $0.50 at Just2Trade, a difference of $0.25 per contract. Not all brokers charge a flat rate fee per trade though, so it is important to read the full commission notes to know the complete breakdown (go to any online broker review
page, then scroll to the "Commissions Notes" section).
Next to commission rates, being able to trade the instrument you want is important. Capital One Investing supports Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds while Just2Trade supports Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading. Looking at mutual funds, Just2Trade boasts an offering of 3000 compared to Capital One Investing's 1202 available funds. Commission free ETFs also should not be forgotten, which in this case means trading a possible 0 funds at both brokers.
Lastly, taking a look at popular features and functionality, we can go a bit deeper to really break down the difference of both brokers. Just2Trade has virtual trading, Capital One Investing doesn't. Taking a look at mobile trading, Just2Trade gives clients access to an iPhone App and Android App while Capital One Investing has an iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Not to be left out, online banking is also a nice benefit for many investors, and some brokerages provide these services to clients. Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans are offered by Capital One Investing while Just2Trade offers none of these. On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and trading on the go, Both Just2Trade and Capital One Investing found themselves without awards for Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2014.
Overall, Capital One Investing takes the upper hand with 3.00 stars over Just2Trade's 2.50 stars.