The StockBrokers.com 2017 Brokerage Review assessed 16 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). Each option contract then costs $0.75 at Capital One Investing and $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 supports Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds while OptionsHouse supports Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading. When it comes to mutual funds, OptionsHouse boasts an offering of 12275 mutual funds compared to Capital One Investing's 1202 available funds. 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 has virtual trading, Capital One Investing doesn't. For mobile trading, OptionsHouse along with Capital One Investing both support the iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Furthermore, some investors like to bank online, and multiple brokerages provide these services to clients. Clients can have Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans at Capital One Investing while customers at OptionsHouse can have none of these. On the whole, when it comes to tools, research, and mobile trading, OptionsHouse finished with awards Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2017, while Capital One Investing came up with none of these.
Overall, OptionsHouse boasts 4.00 stars versus Capital One Investing's 3.00 stars.