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Comparison Fidelity vs TD Ameritrade

A dozen different brokers were comparatively assessed on InvestorGreg.net, and the best online trading brokers were found. Here, we compare Fidelity vs TD Ameritrade. Which of them: Fidelity or TD Ameritrade a better online broker?

Firstly, let’s compare commission fees provided by these brokers for regular transactions. The commission fee of Fidelity on regular transactions of the stock exchange is $4.95, and TD Ameritrade has a commission fee of $6.95. When analyzing trading options, the commission fees of Fidelity is $4.95 + $0.65, and that one of TD Ameritrade is $6.95 + $0.75. 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, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading are provided to customers by Fidelity and Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading, Forex Trading, Futures Trading are provided by TD Ameritrade. As for platforms, Fidelity offers Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App, while TD Ameritrade 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. Fidelity was founded in 1946 in USA, and it is regulated by SEC, FINRA, FCA (UK). And TD Ameritrade was founded in 1975 in USA, and it is regulated by SEC, FINRA. We can withdraw funds from Fidelity with the help of Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard, and its withdrawal fee is $10 (Bank Wire). And TD Ameritrade provides the ability to withdraw funds with the help of Bank Wire, and its withdrawal fee is free. The time for withdrawal in Fidelity is immediate (Bank Wire), and that one in TD Ameritrade is one Business Day.

Overall, Fidelity boasts 4.3 stars versus TD Ameritrade 4.5 stars.

Overall Rating

 
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
TD Ameritrade
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education

Fees

Fees
Stock
ETFs
Options
Mutual Funds
Bonds
Forex Spreads
Futures
Fidelity
Stock
$4.95
ETFs
No Transaction Fee
Options
$4.95 + $0.65
Mutual Funds
No Transaction Fee
Bonds
$14
Forex Spreads
N/A
Futures
N/A
TD Ameritrade
Stock
$6.95
ETFs
Commission-free
Options
$6.95 + $0.75
Mutual Funds
Commission-free
Bonds
Commission-free
Forex Spreads
$0.10 per 1,000 units
Futures
$2.25 fee per contract

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Fidelity
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
TD Ameritrade
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading

Platforms

Platforms
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
Fidelity
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
TD Ameritrade
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account
Fidelity
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account
TD Ameritrade
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
Fidelity
Android App
iOS App
TD Ameritrade
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Fidelity
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
TD Ameritrade
Minimum deposit
None
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard

Withdrawals

Withdrawals
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Fee
Fidelity
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
Immediate (Bank Wire)
Withdrawal Fee
$10 (Bank Wire)
TD Ameritrade
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
One Business Day
Withdrawal Fee
Free

Security & Fairness

Security & Fairness
Сountry of Origin
Year Founded
Regulated By
Fidelity
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1946
Regulated By
SEC, FINRA, FCA (UK)
TD Ameritrade
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1975
Regulated By
SEC, FINRA

Customer Service

Customer Service
Phone
Email
Live Chat
 
Fidelity
Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Live Chat
No
TD Ameritrade
Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Live Chat
Yes (In-App Chat)

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