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Fidelity Review

January 25, 2023

Fidelity is a value-driven online broker offering $0 trades, industry-leading research, excellent trading tools and an easy-to-use mobile app. Fidelity was rated in the top five in nearly all the categories we analyze in our annual review of online stockbrokers, and is a repeat No. 1 winner overall this year. The broker also won our 2023 industry awards for Innovation, New Tool, Order Execution and Fractional Shares.

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5/5 Stars Overall
  • Minimum Deposit: $0.00
  • Stock Trades: $0.00
  • Options (Per Contract): $0.65
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Pros & Cons

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  • Only a few brokers can compete with the breadth of services available at Fidelity.
  • Fidelity’s education is top-notch and the Fidelity Bloom app can turn spenders into savers, thanks to an emotionally intelligent approach to personal finance.
  • The privately owned company has built a strong reputation over decades of reliable client service.

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  • Though Fidelity’s tools and services rarely disappoint, other brokers might serve specific needs better than Fidelity’s generalist approach.
  • Fidelity lacks a standalone mobile app for active trading.

Overall summary

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Overall 5/5 Stars
Investment Options 4.5/5 Stars
Commissions & Fees 5/5 Stars
Mobile Trading Apps 5/5 Stars
Platforms & Tools 4.5/5 Stars
Research 5/5 Stars
Customer Service 4.5/5 Stars
Education 5/5 Stars
Ease Of Use 5/5 Stars

Investment options

Fidelity provides all the benefits an investor would expect from a full-service brokerage, including the entire spectrum of investment services, from stock trading to retirement guidance.

Cryptocurrency: In late 2022, Fido rolled out bitcoin and ethereum trading to clients in 36 states, with a spread of 1% added for purchases and an additional 1% deducted for sales. Several other brokers charge less and offer more coins.

Fractional shares: Fractional shares trading enables investors to buy a fraction of a share instead of a whole share. For example, for a stock trading at $500 per share, investors can buy 1/10th a share for $50. In 2023, Fidelity remains our favorite broker for fractional shares trading thanks to its meticulously designed order ticket and dedication to giving customers the lowest-cost executions.

Other investments: While futures and forex trading aren’t offered, international trading is, which lets customers trade in 25 countries and exchange between 20 currencies. In the international trading department, only Interactive Brokers, which is built for pros, offers more global access.

Retirement services: Fidelity offers traditional, Roth and rollover IRAs alongside excellent education and tools for retirement planning, and the broker charges no miscellaneous fees for IRA accounts.

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Stock Trading Yes
Margin Trading Yes
OTCBB / Pink Sheets Yes
Options Trading Yes
Complex Options Max Legs 4
Bonds (US Treasury) Yes
Futures Trading No
Forex Trading No
Mutual Funds (Total) 10000
Advisor Services Yes
Crypto Trading No
Crypto Trading - Total Coins 0
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Commissions and fees

After factoring in order execution, where Fidelity reigns supreme, Fidelity’s $0 stock and ETF trades consistently yield additional value for customers, and it skips some charges many other brokers drop on their customers.

Penny stocks: Unlike many brokers, Fidelity charges no additional fees for trading penny stocks.

No payment for order flow: Rare in the industry, Fidelity does not accept payment for order flow, or PFOF. In fact, alongside Charles Schwab, Fidelity is the only broker to show customers the price improvement received on eligible orders.

Zero expense ratio mutual funds: Fidelity distinguishes its offering with the addition of several zero expense ratio mutual funds, helping investors save on costs, compared to funds available from competitor Vanguard. For example, the symbols FNILX, FZIPX, FZROX, and FZILX offered at Fidelity come with no minimum deposit and a zero expense ratio. Transaction fee mutual funds cost $49.95 to purchase.

Incidental fees: All brokers have incidental fees. Unlike many other firms, Fidelity doesn’t charge for transfers out. Most of the other unusual fees are either lower than average or in line with the industry. If you expect to rack up incidental fees, use our broker comparison tool to find the best broker for you.

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Minimum Deposit $0.00
Stock Trades $0.00
Penny Stock Fees (OTCCB) $0.00
ETF Trade Fee $0.00
Options (Base Fee) $0.00
Options (Per Contract) $0.65
Options Exercise Fee $0.00
Options Assignment Fee $0.00
Futures (Per Contract) N/A
Mutual Fund Trade Fee $49.95
Broker Assisted Trade Fee $32.95
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Mobile trading apps

Fidelity offers three mobile applications and all accept the same Fidelity username and password, so you can choose and use them as you see fit. One is the “flagship” Fidelity experience; the other two, Bloom and Spire, cater to personal finance novices. What Fidelity lacks is a dedicated trading app.

Fidelity mobile app: Fidelity’s mobile experience is cleanly designed, bug-free, and delivers a clear picture for its users.While active traders may be left wanting more, for the majority, Fidelity delivers.

Ease of use: Navigation is simple. The layout is intuitive and finding what you’re looking for is easy.

Customizable dashboard: Upon logging in, a customizable dashboard experience greets you. Cards cover everything, from market news to portfolio and watch list insights.

Charting: Charting is clean and includes after-hours charts, which is nice; however, only eight indicators are available on the iOS main app – well below the industry average of over 30.

Other unique features: Research is robust and exactly what one would expect to find after using the website. Among many other highlights of the mobile app is the note-taking functionality, which allows you to log personal thoughts on individual stocks and the broader markets. There is also live streaming TV from Bloomberg within the mobile app, matching the Active Trader Pro desktop platform.

Fidelity Bloom: Bloom won our Best New Tool award for 2023. It uses behavioral finance principles, brief challenges and positive reinforcement to tackle emotional issues that prevent people from achieving financial goals. Fidelity is borrowing from the field of heuristics, which are mental “shortcuts” people take in making complex decisions. It’s a unique approach that we think can have distinctly positive effects for many people, especially those just starting out.

Fidelity Spire: Spire is also kept simple and keeps education front and center, but focuses more on investing than overcoming mental roadblocks. Between Bloom and Spire, we were more impressed by Bloom.

Mobile app drawbacks: While Fidelity thrives in its offering of mobile research, it struggles in the active trader department. To better serve active traders, Fidelity should consider a separate dedicated app, a strategy employed by both TD Ameritrade and E*TRADE.

Fidelity Mobile app gallery

Fidelity Bloom app and Spire app gallery

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes
Apple Watch App Yes
Stock Alerts Yes
Charting - After-Hours Yes
Charting - Technical Studies 129
Charting - Study Customizations Yes
Watch List (Streaming) Yes
Watch Lists - Create & Manage Yes
Watch Lists - Column Customization Yes

Other trading platforms and tools

Fidelity’s website provides everything an everyday investor needs to manage a portfolio. Active traders will appreciate Active Trader Pro, Fidelity’s flagship desktop platform, which is loaded with trading tools. Our gripe with it is that it feels choppy. Moving widgets can’t keep up with mouse movements. That might be due to its Java base; other platforms that use HTML5 are quicker.

Platforms overview: Active Trader Pro includes several unique, brewed-in-house tools, including Real-Time Analytics (streaming trade signals) and Trade Armor (real-time position analysis). Options trading with Active Trader Pro is also impressive and includes a variety of analyses. Overall, Fidelity competes among the best brokers for day trading and best for options trading.

Website watch lists: Fidelity’s website watch list tool is my personal favorite among all the brokers I’ve tested in our annual review. Streaming quotes are included as well as 48 total columns of data to choose from. Furthermore, the workflow is seamless, making it a breeze to transition into equity research or into the docked order ticket to place a trade.

Charting: In Active Trader Pro, charting is cleanly laid out and includes 22 different drawing tools, 129 optional studies, custom user profiles, chart trading, alerts, notes, and more. Trading Central (Recognia) is also incorporated to automate the identification of common technical patterns.

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Active Trading Platform Active Trader Pro
Desktop Trading Platform Yes
Desktop Platform (Mac) Yes
Web Trading Platform Yes
Paper Trading No
Trade Journal Yes
Watch Lists - Total Fields 92
Charting - Indicators / Studies 129
Charting - Drawing Tools 37
Charting - Study Customizations 5
Charting - Save Profiles Yes
Trade Ideas - Technical Analysis Yes
Streaming Time & Sales Yes
Trade Ideas - Backtesting Yes
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Research

Fidelity’s active mutual funds have their roots in deep research (read “One Up on Wall Street” by Fidelity superstar manager Peter Lynch if there’s any doubt). That legacy continues in the suite of available research. Fidelity’s services support thoughtful investing.

Stock research: When we pulled up research on Apple shares, Fidelity offered 11 third-party research reports for stocks and one Fidelity report that provided consensus information. We also found two PDF reports for the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ETF. Though Fidelity provides ample third-party research, we also like the deeper dives from the proprietary research teams at Merrill, E*TRADE, and J.P. Morgan. Surprisingly, mutual funds don’t get PDF reports, but almost any piece of information is onscreen, so no big deal there.

Fidelity provides rich market commentary, as do other top-tier brokers, but it’s also exceptionally good at curating third-party news and thought pieces. Where some brokers provide simple news feeds, Fidelity scours and presents the best of the web, and it consistently chooses well, helping readers to feel well-informed about the markets.

Screening for trade ideas: Fidelity’s stock, ETF, and mutual fund screeners are easy to use, rich in data, and set the benchmark for the industry. Thematic investing, ESG (environmental, social and governance) data, Morningstar ratings — the list of unique features is extensive.

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Research - Stocks Yes
Stock Research - ESG Yes
Stock Research - PDF Reports 11
Screener - Stocks Yes
Research - ETFs Yes
Screener - ETFs Yes
Research - Mutual Funds Yes
Screener - Mutual Funds Yes
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBB Yes
Research - Bonds Yes

Education

There’s something for everyone in Fidelity’s educational offerings. Fidelity does a great job of organizing content into roadmaps with progress tracking, as well as sorting by experience level, category and content type. Articles, videos, webinars, infographics, courses, and even podcasts are made available to customers.

Learning center: Fidelity’s Learning Center collects educational content in one spot, including archived webinars, classes for beginners, and a large variety of categories that each contain numerous articles. There is even an AI-driven recommendation engine to suggest educational content. Fidelity’s YouTube channel provides a library of archived videos organized by playlist with related educational content published throughout the week. The innovative Youth Account has its own learning center with the goal of helping teens develop good financial habits.

Retirement education: Fidelity stands out with its retirement education. It offers a variety of in-house calculators to provide you with a proper diagnosis of your financial position. To show the depth of their tools, aside from the usual “How much money will you have to retire?” worksheets, Fidelity has a ”Substantially Equal Periodic Payments/72(t) Calculator” that can help you find out the most tax-efficient IRA withdrawal amounts if you are below 59 ½ years old.

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Education (Stocks) Yes
Education (ETFs) Yes
Education (Options) Yes
Education (Mutual Funds) Yes
Education (Bonds) Yes
Education (Retirement) Yes
Paper Trading No
Videos Yes
Webinars Yes
Webinars (Archived) Yes
Progress Tracking Yes
Interactive Learning - Quizzes Yes
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Customer service

To score Customer Service, StockBrokers.com partners with customer experience research firm Confero to conduct phone tests from locations throughout the United States. For our 2023 Broker Review, 168 customer service tests were conducted over six weeks, with wait times logged for each call.

Customer service representatives were asked for assistance or details in several areas of broker services, including account opening, trading tools, apps, rollovers, active trading, and more. Here are the results for Fidelity.

  • Average Connection Time: 1-2 minutes
  • Average Net Promoter Score: 8.8 / 10
  • Average Professionalism Score: 8.4 / 10
  • Overall Score: 8.6 / 10
  • Ranking: 3rd of 14 brokers

Banking services

While Fidelity is not itself a chartered bank, it does offer various banking-related services and delivers a reliable experience that includes access to more than 200 retail service centers. A cash management account is available and includes bill pay and use of a debit card. The Fidelity Rewards Visa Signature credit card offers 2% cashback on all purchases. Fidelity Bloom, a program tailored to personal finance novices, also provides rewards. Fidelity offers no loyalty rewards for using multiple products, an area in which Bank of America - Merrill Edge is unsurpassed. Given Fidelity’s thrifty approach, this isn’t surprising.

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Bank (Member FDIC) No
Checking Accounts No
Savings Accounts No
Credit Cards Yes
Debit Cards Yes
Mortgage Loans No

Final thoughts

The Green Machine continued to dominate our rankings in our 2023 Annual Online Stockbroker Review on the strength of its breadth of services, ease of use, low cost and compelling educational content. While short-term traders and market professionals might have some needs other brokers address better, everyday investors will find Fidelity to be an excellent choice.

Here are our top takeaways for Fidelity for 2023:

  1. Fidelity delivers value across its entire client experience. The Fidelity website and mobile app both breezed through our rigorous usability assessments. Furthermore, thanks to a plethora of educational resources, Fidelity is a winner for beginners.
  2. Fidelity shines for research, whether you're viewing stock, ETF, and mutual fund quotes or running through a screener to find investment ideas. Investors with IRA accounts will also be impressed.
  3. Beyond everyday investors, Fidelity's Active Trader Pro desktop platform is excellent for active trading, including day trading and options trading.

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Is Fidelity a safe company to invest with?

Yes, Fidelity is one of the safest brokerages to invest with. It’s an industry leader with a stellar reputation and fully regulated in the U.S. with the SEC and FINRA, is trusted by over 40 million people and holds over $9.9 trillion in assets under administration.

Money held in an investment account with Fidelity is protected by SIPC insurance, which covers up to $500,000 in securities ($250,000 cash maximum) per customer. Funds held in Fidelity’s cash management account are swept to partner banks and protected by FDIC insurance.

Finally, Fidelity provides additional coverage in excess of SIPC limits through Lloyd’s of London for up to $1 billion across all customer accounts, and with up to $1.9 million per customer for cash.

Is Fidelity good for beginners?

Yes, Fidelity is one of our top choices for beginners, thanks to a solid combination of educational content and a suite of beginner-friendly mobile apps. Fidelity also has excellent educational content and fractional share stock trading.

Does Fidelity have hidden fees?

There are virtually no account service fees or other hidden fees at Fidelity when you hold a self-directed brokerage account. Fidelity is transparent with its pricing across its platforms. Options trading costs $0.65 per contract, and new bond issues are $1 per bond; there is a flat fee of $19.95 for broker-assisted trades.

In addition, with no minimum investment and zero-dollar commissions for trading stocks, ETFs, and Fidelity mutual funds, you can get started with any trading budget at Fidelity, as long as you choose no-transaction fee (NTF) funds.

There are few other fees: a foreign exchange wire fee (up to 3%), a foreign dividends fee (1%), $100 per stock certificate transfer, and $32.95 per margin liquidation and broker-assisted trades.

What does Active Trader Pro do?

Fidelity Active Trader Pro is a downloadable trading platform with tools for very active stock traders. Like all good trading platforms, it’s filled to the brim with customizable widgets and charts. Most investors don’t require the complex tools in Active Trader Pro, but for active stock and options traders, those tools provide actionable insights on minute fluctuations in the markets.

Does Fidelity Active Trader Pro cost anything?

Use of Active Trader Pro, Fidelity’s downloadable trading platform, doesn’t cost anything. The tool-laden platform is free to Fidelity brokerage customers, and Fidelity doesn’t have account minimums or inactivity fees.

About Fidelity

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Fidelity was founded in 1946 and is one of the largest asset managers in the world (1). As of November 2022, Fidelity was home to over 40 million individual customers and held over $12 trillion in total customer assets under administration (2).

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2023 Review methodology

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For the StockBrokers.com 13th Annual Review published in January 2023, a total of 3,332 data points were collected over three months and used to score 17 top brokers. This makes StockBrokers.com home to the largest independent database on the web covering the online broker industry.

As part of our annual review process, all brokers had the opportunity to provide updates and key milestones and complete an in-depth data profile, which we hand-checked for accuracy. Brokers also were offered the opportunity to provide executive time for an annual update meeting.

Our rigorous data validation process yields an error rate of less than .001% each year, providing site visitors quality data they can trust. Learn more about how we test.

Fidelity 2023 results

For the StockBrokers.com 2023 Review, all U.S. equity brokers we reviewed were assessed on 196 different variables across eight areas: Commissions & Fees, Investment Options, Platforms & Tools, Research, Mobile Trading, Education, Ease of Use, and Overall.

StockBrokers.com also presented “Best in Class” awards to brokers for additional categories Beginners, Options Trading, Futures Trading, Active Trading, IRA Accounts, Investor Community, Penny Stock Trading, Banking Services and Customer Service. A “Best in Class” designation means finishing in the top five brokers for that category.

For more information, see how we test.

Primary categories

Fidelity logoFidelity Overall Commissions & Fees Research Platforms & Tools Mobile Trading Apps Investment Options Education Ease of Use
Rating 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars
Rank #1 check check check
Streak #1 2 3 2
Best in Class check check check check check check
Best in Class Streak 11 5 10 11 7 7

Secondary categories

Fidelity logoFidelity Active Trading Banking Services Beginners Customer Service Futures Trading Investor Community IRA Accounts Options Trading Penny Stocks
Rank #1 check check
Streak #1
Best in Class check check check check check
Best in Class Streak 8 9 2 4

Industry awards

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
#1 Fractional Shares verified
#1 Innovation verified
#1 New Tool verified
#1 Order Execution verified

Fidelity fees and features data

The data collection efforts at StockBrokers.com are unmatched in the industry. The following tables show a deeper dive into the offerings available at this broker. You can also compare its offerings side-by-side with those of other brokers using our Comparison Tool.

In addition to meticulous annual data collection by our in-house analyst, every broker that participates in our review is afforded the opportunity to complete an in-depth data profile. We then audit each data point to ensure its accuracy.

Trading fees

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Minimum Deposit $0.00
Stock Trades $0.00
Mutual Fund Trade Fee $49.95
Options (Base Fee) $0.00
Options (Per Contract) $0.65
Futures (Per Contract) N/A
Broker Assisted Trade Fee $32.95

Account fees

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
IRA Annual Fee $0.00
IRA Closure Fee $0.00
Account Transfer Out (Partial) $0.00
Account Transfer Out (Full) $0.00
Options Exercise Fee $0.00
Options Assignment Fee $0.00

Margin rates

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Margin Rate Under $25,000 11.33%
Margin Rate $25,000 to $49,999.99 10.83%
Margin Rate $50,000 to $99,999.99 9.88%
Margin Rate $100,000 to $249,999.99 9.83%
Margin Rate $250,000 to $499,999.99 9.58%
Margin Rate $500,000 to $999,999.99 7.25%
Margin Rate Above $1,000,000 7.00%

Investment options

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Stock Trading Yes
Margin Trading Yes
Fractional Shares Yes
OTCBB / Pink Sheets Yes
Options Trading Yes
Complex Options Max Legs 4
Futures Trading No
Forex Trading No
Crypto Trading No
Crypto Trading - Total Coins 0
Mutual Funds (No Load) 5843
Mutual Funds (Total) 10000
Bonds (US Treasury) Yes
Bonds (Corporate) Yes
Bonds (Municipal) Yes
Advisor Services Yes
International Countries (Stocks) 25
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Order types

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Order Type - Market Yes
Order Type - Limit Yes
Order Type - After Hours Yes
Order Type - Stop Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop Yes
Order Type - OCO Yes
Order Type - OTO Yes
Order Type - Broker Assisted Yes

Beginners

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Education (Stocks) Yes
Education (ETFs) Yes
Education (Options) Yes
Education (Mutual Funds) Yes
Education (Bonds) Yes
Education (Retirement) Yes
Retirement Calculator Yes
Investor Dictionary Yes
Paper Trading No
Videos Yes
Webinars Yes
Webinars (Archived) Yes
Progress Tracking Yes
Interactive Learning - Quizzes Yes
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Stock trading apps

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes
Apple Watch App Yes
Trading - Stocks Yes
Trading - After-Hours Yes
Trading - Simple Options Yes
Trading - Complex Options Yes
Order Ticket RT Quotes Yes
Order Ticket SRT Quotes Yes

Stock app features

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Market Movers (Top Gainers) Yes
Stream Live TV Yes
Videos on Demand Yes
Stock Alerts Yes
Option Chains Viewable Yes
Watch List (Real-time) Yes
Watch List (Streaming) Yes
Watch Lists - Create & Manage Yes
Watch Lists - Column Customization Yes
Watch Lists - Total Fields 92

Stock app charting

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Charting - After-Hours Yes
Charting - Can Turn Horizontally Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames Yes
Charting - Technical Studies 129
Charting - Study Customizations Yes
Charting - Stock Comparisons Yes

Trading platforms overview

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Active Trading Platform Active Trader Pro
Desktop Trading Platform Yes
Desktop Platform (Mac) Yes
Web Trading Platform Yes
Paper Trading No
Trade Journal Yes
Watch Lists - Total Fields 92

Trading platform stock chart features

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Charting - Adjust Trades on Chart Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies 129
Charting - Drawing Tools 37
Charting - Notes Yes
Charting - Index Overlays Yes
Charting - Historical Trades Yes
Charting - Corporate Events Yes
Charting - Custom Date Range Yes
Charting - Custom Time Bars Yes
Charting - Automated Analysis Yes
Charting - Save Profiles Yes
Trade Ideas - Technical Analysis Yes
Charting - Study Customizations 5
Charting - Custom Studies No
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Day trading features

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Streaming Time & Sales Yes
Streaming TV Yes
Direct Market Routing - Stocks Yes
Ladder Trading No
Trade Hot Keys Yes
Level 2 Quotes - Stocks Yes
Trade Ideas - Backtesting Yes
Trade Ideas - Backtesting Adv No
Short Locator Yes
Order Liquidity Rebates No

Investment research overview

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Research - Stocks Yes
Research - ETFs Yes
Research - Mutual Funds Yes
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBB Yes
Research - Bonds Yes
Screener - Stocks Yes
Screener - ETFs Yes
Screener - Mutual Funds Yes
Screener - Bonds Yes
Misc - Portfolio Allocation Yes

Stock research features

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Stock Research - PDF Reports 11
Stock Research - Earnings Yes
Stock Research - Insiders Yes
Stock Research - Social Yes
Stock Research - News Yes
Stock Research - ESG Yes
Stock Research - SEC Filings Yes

ETF research features

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
ETFs - Strategy Overview Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Inception Date Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Expense Ratio Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Net Assets Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Total Holdings Yes
ETFs - Top 10 Holdings Yes
ETFs - Sector Exposure Yes
ETFs - Risk Analysis Yes
ETFs - Ratings Yes
ETFs - Morningstar StyleMap Yes
ETFs - PDF Reports Yes
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Mutual fund research features

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Mutual Funds - Strategy Overview Yes
Mutual Funds - Performance Chart Yes
Mutual Funds - Performance Analysis Yes
Mutual Funds - Prospectus Yes
Mutual Funds - 3rd Party Ratings Yes
Mutual Funds - Fees Breakdown Yes
Mutual Funds - Top 10 Holdings Yes
Mutual Funds - Asset Allocation Yes
Mutual Funds - Sector Allocation Yes
Mutual Funds - Country Allocation Yes
Mutual Funds - StyleMap Yes
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Options trading overview

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Option Chains - Basic View Yes
Option Chains - Strategy View Yes
Option Chains - Streaming Yes
Option Chains - Total Columns 26
Option Chains - Greeks 5
Option Chains - Quick Analysis Yes
Option Analysis - P&L Charts Yes
Option Probability Analysis Yes
Option Probability Analysis Adv Yes
Option Positions - Greeks Yes
Option Positions - Greeks Streaming Yes
Option Positions - Adv Analysis Yes
Option Positions - Rolling Yes
Option Positions - Grouping Yes
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Banking features

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Bank (Member FDIC) No
Checking Accounts No
Savings Accounts No
Credit Cards Yes
Debit Cards Yes
Mortgage Loans No

Customer service options

Feature Fidelity logoFidelity
Phone Support (Prospect Customers) Yes
Phone Support (Current Customers) Yes
Email Support Yes
Live Chat (Prospect Customers) Yes
Live Chat (Current Customers) Yes
24/7 Support Yes

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About the Editorial Team

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT
Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

Sam Levine is a longtime writer, investor and educator with nearly three decades of experience in the investing industry. His specialty is making even the most complicated investing concepts easy to understand for beginning and intermediate investors. He holds two of the most widely recognized certifications in the investment management industry, the Chartered Financial Analyst and the Chartered Market Technician designations. Previously, he was a contributing editor at BetterInvesting Magazine and a contributor to The Penny Hoarder and other media outlets.


Blain Reinkensmeyer
Blain Reinkensmeyer

Blain Reinkensmeyer has 20 years of trading experience with over 2,500 trades placed during that time. He heads research for all U.S.-based brokerages on StockBrokers.com and is respected by executives as the leading expert covering the online broker industry. Blain’s insights have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune, among other media outlets.


Carolyn Kimball
Carolyn Kimball

Carolyn Kimball is managing editor for Reink Media and the lead editor for the StockBrokers.com Annual Review. Carolyn has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at major media outlets including NerdWallet, the Los Angeles Times and the San Jose Mercury News. She specializes in coverage of personal financial products and services, wielding her editing skills to clarify complex (some might say befuddling) topics to help consumers make informed decisions about their money.


Steven Hatzakis
Steven Hatzakis

Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research for ForexBrokers.com. Steven previously served as an Editor for Finance Magnates, where he authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. Steven is an active fintech and crypto industry researcher and advises blockchain companies at the board level. Over the past 20 years, Steven has held numerous positions within the international forex markets, from writing to consulting to serving as a registered commodity futures representative.


1 Fidelity Sell orders are subject to an activity assessment fee from $0.01 to $0.03 per $1,000 of principal. Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.

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