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Comparison E*TRADE vs Fidelity

The InvestorGreg.net broker comparisons assess over a dozen different brokers, finding the best online trading brokers. This comparison page compares E*TRADE vs Fidelity. Is E*TRADE or Fidelity a better online broker?

First of all, we’ll compare the commission fees of the two brokers. The commission fee of E*TRADE on regular transactions of the stock exchange is $6.95, and Fidelity has a commission fee of $4.95. When analyzing trading options, the commission fees of E*TRADE is $6.95 + $0.75 per contract, and that one of Fidelity is $4.95 + $0.65. The full online broker reviews contains more detailed information on the brokers’ commission fees.

It is important for investors to know what types of online trading broker supports and what tools they can use for trading. Let’s compare them. Stocks Trading, Penny Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading, Futures Trading, Crypto Trading, Robo Advisor are provided to customers by E*TRADE and Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading are provided by Fidelity. As for platforms, E*TRADE offers Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App, while Fidelity offers Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App.

Finally, by comparing the two online brokers, we want to pay attention to the year and country of establishing, the regulatory authorities and the possibility of withdrawing funds. E*TRADE was established in 1982 in United States, and it is regulated by FINRA,. And Fidelity was established in 1946 in USA, and it is regulated by SEC, FINRA, FCA (UK). Withdrawal of funds from E*TRADE can be done using Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard with a withdrawal fee of $0. And Fidelity provides the ability to withdraw funds using Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard with a withdrawal fee of $10 (Bank Wire). The withdrawal time for E*TRADE is 3 days, and that one for Fidelity is immediate (Bank Wire).

Overall, E*TRADE boasts 4.3 stars versus Fidelity 4.3 stars.

Overall Rating

 
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
 
E*TRADE
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
Fidelity
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education

Fees

Fees
Stock
ETFs
Options
Mutual Funds
Bonds
Futures
Metals
Cryptocurrency
E*TRADE
Stock
$6.95
ETFs
$19.99
Options
$6.95 + $0.75 per contract
Mutual Funds
$49.99
Bonds
$1
Futures
$2.50 per side, per contract
Metals
$1.50 per contract
Cryptocurrency
$1.50 per side, per contract
Fidelity
Stock
$4.95
ETFs
No Transaction Fee
Options
$4.95 + $0.65
Mutual Funds
No Transaction Fee
Bonds
$14
Futures
N/A
Metals
N/A
Cryptocurrency
N/A

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Robo Advisor
E*TRADE
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Robo Advisor
Fidelity
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Robo Advisor

Platforms

Platforms
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
E*TRADE
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
Fidelity
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
E*TRADE
Research & Analysis
Education
Fidelity
Research & Analysis
Education

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
E*TRADE
Android App
iOS App
Fidelity
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
E*TRADE
Minimum deposit
$100
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Fidelity
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard

Withdrawals

Withdrawals
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Fee
E*TRADE
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
3 days
Withdrawal Fee
$0
Fidelity
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
Immediate (Bank Wire)
Withdrawal Fee
$10 (Bank Wire)

Security & Fairness

Security & Fairness
Сountry of Origin
Year Founded
Regulated By
E*TRADE
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1982
Regulated By
FINRA
Fidelity
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1946
Regulated By
SEC, FINRA, FCA (UK)

Customer Service

Customer Service
Phone
Email
Live Chat
 
E*TRADE
Phone
800-387-2331
Email
Email form
Live Chat
Yes
Fidelity
Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Live Chat
No

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