The StockBrokers.com 2017 Brokerage Review
compares OptionsHouse vs Capital One Investing. Compare OptionsHouse and Capital One Investing trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the table below. Is OptionsHouse 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. Capital One Investing, with its regular stock trades costing $6.95, is more expensive than OptionsHouse's rate of $4.95 per trade. For options trading, Capital One Investing has a base fee of $6.95, and OptionsHouse a base fee of $4.95. Each contract then costs $0.75 at Capital One Investing and $0.50 at OptionsHouse for a difference in price of $0.25 per contract. 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. Capital One Investing provides its clients with Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds while OptionsHouse gives clients access to Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading. When it comes to mutual funds, OptionsHouse boasts an offering of 12275 compared to Capital One Investing's 1202 available funds. Commission free ETFs can also be a nice plus, with OptionsHouse having the upper hand thanks to its 5 available ETFs compared to Capital One Investing's offering of 0.
Last but not least, by breaking down important features that each broker offers, we can really help to separate the two brokers. OptionsHouse has virtual trading, Capital One Investing doesn't. For mobile trading, OptionsHouse 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. Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans are offered by Capital One Investing while OptionsHouse offers none of these. On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and trading on the go, OptionsHouse posted awards for Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2014, while Capital One Investing found itself with none of these.
Overall, OptionsHouse takes the upper hand with 4.00 stars over Capital One Investing's 3.00 stars.