The StockBrokers.com annual broker review assesses more than a dozen different brokers over six months, surfacing the best online stock brokers
. This review compares OptionsHouse vs Capital One Investing. Is OptionsHouse or Capital One Investing a better online broker?
First, we will make a comparison of the stock and option trading fees for trading with both brokers. Capital One Investing charges $6.95 per stock trade which is $2.00 more than OptionsHouse which charges customers $4.95 per trade. With options, the base fees charged are $6.95 (Capital One Investing) and $4.95 (OptionsHouse). Option contracts are pricier at Capital One Investing, costing $0.75 versus $0.50 at OptionsHouse. Note that some brokers charge a per-share fee instead of a flat-fee commission. For a full breakdown of commissions, read our online broker reviews
For our next comparison of these two brokers, 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 provides clients access to Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading. When it comes to mutual funds, Capital One Investing trails OptionsHouse by 11,126 total mutual funds, with OptionsHouse offering 12275 and Capital One Investing offering 1149. Commission free ETFs can also be a nice plus, OptionsHouse offers 5 commission free ETFs versus Capital One Investing's total of 0.
Last but not least, by breaking down important features, tools, etc that each broker offers, we can really help to separate the two. OptionsHouse offers virtual trading while Capital One Investing does not. For mobile trading, Both OptionsHouse and Capital One Investing offer clients access to an 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 available to clients of Capital One Investing while OptionsHouse offers customers none of these. On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and mobile trading, OptionsHouse was rated Best in Class - Mobile Trading, while Capital One Investing was rated none of these.
Overall, OptionsHouse comes out on top with 4.00 stars over Capital One Investing's 3.50 stars.