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Merrill Edge vs Capital One Investing Review

Brandon Reinkensmeyer

Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer


Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The StockBrokers.com 2017 Brokerage Review compares Merrill Edge vs Capital One Investing. Compare Merrill Edge and Capital One Investing trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the table below. Is Merrill Edge or Capital One Investing a better online broker?

Looking at both brokers, first we will take a look at the commission rates for both placing regular stock and options trades. Merrill Edge and Capital One Investing charge the same amount for regular stock trades, $6.95. With options, the base fee is $6.95 for both Merrill Edge and Capital One Investing. Contracts cost $0.75 each at both brokerages. It should be noted that not every broker uses a flat rate stock trade fee structure, so it is important to read the full commission notes (head over to any online brokerage review page, then navigate to the "Commission Notes" section).

Alongside trade commissions, being able to trade the way you want is a must. Merrill Edge alongside Capital One Investing offer clients Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds. When it comes to mutual funds, Merrill Edge offers its clients access to 7649 different mutual funds while Capital One Investing has 1202 available funds, a difference of 6,447.00. Commission free ETFs can also be a nice plus, which for investors means access to 0 funds at both brokers.

Last but not least, by breaking down important features that each broker offers, we can really help to separate the two brokers. Neither broker offers virtual trading. For mobile trading, Merrill Edge and Capital One Investing both have a iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Furthermore, some investors like to bank online, and multiple brokerages provide these services to clients. Both Merrill Edge and Capital One Investing offer Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans. On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and trading on the go, Merrill Edge was rated for Best in Class - Research in 2014, while Capital One Investing was rated for none of these.

Overall, Merrill Edge boasts 4.00 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
Merrill Edge
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4
4.5
3
3.5
4.5
4.5
4
4.5
4
3.5
5
 
$6.95
$6.95
$0.75
$19.95
$29.95
$0.00
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
No
Yes
No
22
73
62
216
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
 
0
2764
7649
3793
2161
Yes
 
8.88%
7.75%
7.75%
6.38%
6.38%
5.50%
6.13%
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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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