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Comparison Fidelity vs TradeStation

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

First of all, we’ll compare the commission fees of the two brokers. The commission fee of Fidelity on regular transactions of the stock exchange is $4.95, and TradeStation has a commission fee of 4. When analyzing trading options, the commission fees of Fidelity is $4.95 + $0.65, and that one of TradeStation is 5. You can read more detailed information on commission fees in the online broker reviews.

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, Futures Trading, Crypto Trading are provided by TradeStation. Concerning the platforms, Fidelity uses Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App, while TradeStation uses Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App.

In conclusion, when comparing the two online brokers, we should pay our attention to the year and country of foundation, the regulatory authorities and ways to withdraw funds. Fidelity was established in 1946 in United States, and it is regulated by SEC, FINRA, FCA (UK). And TradeStation was established in 1982 in United States, 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 TradeStation provides the ability to withdraw funds with the help of Bank Wire, and its withdrawal fee is $35 for US domestic withdrawals. The withdrawal time for Fidelity is immediate (Bank Wire), and that one for TradeStation is 3-5 business days.

Overall, Fidelity boasts 4.3 stars versus TradeStation 3.8 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
TradeStation
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education

Fees

Fees
Stock
ETFs
Options
Mutual Funds
Bonds
Futures
Fidelity
Stock
$4.95
ETFs
No Transaction Fee
Options
$4.95 + $0.65
Mutual Funds
No Transaction Fee
Bonds
$14
Futures
N/A
TradeStation
Stock
$0.00
ETFs
$0.00
Options
$0.60 per contract
Mutual Funds
$14.95 per trade
Bonds
$14.95 per trade
Futures
$1.50 per contract

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Fidelity
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
TradeStation
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading

Platforms

Platforms
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
Fidelity
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
TradeStation
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
Fidelity
Research & Analysis
Education
TradeStation
Research & Analysis
Education

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
Fidelity
Android App
iOS App
TradeStation
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Fidelity
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
TradeStation
Minimum deposit
$500
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)
TradeStation
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
3-5 business days
Withdrawal Fee
$35 for US domestic withdrawals

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)
TradeStation
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1982
Regulated By
SEC, FINRA

Customer Service

Customer Service
Phone
Email
Live Chat
 
Fidelity
Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Live Chat
No
TradeStation
Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Live Chat
Yes

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