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Comparison Fidelity vs Vanguard

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

Firstly, let’s compare commission fees provided by these brokers for regular transactions. Fidelity has a commission fee of $4.95, and Vanguard has a commission fee of $7 per trade (first 25). Let’s analyze the commission fees on trading options. Fidelity has a commission fee of $4.95 + $0.65, Vanguard has a commission fee of $7+$1 per contract (first 25). You can read more detailed information on commission fees in the online broker reviews.

Investors should always know about types of online trading supported by broker and about tools provided by them in trading. It is very important information as well. Let’s compare them. are Fidelity provides customers with Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading, and Vanguard provides customers with Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading. As for platforms, Fidelity offers Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App, while Vanguard offers 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 Vanguard was established in 1975 in USA, and it is regulated by Various local Jurisdictions. We can withdraw funds from Fidelity with the help of Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard, and its withdrawal fee is $10 (Bank Wire). And Vanguard provides the ability to withdraw funds with the help of Bank Wire, and its withdrawal fee is $10. The time for withdrawal in Fidelity is immediate (Bank Wire), and that one in Vanguard is 3 Business days.

Overall, Fidelity boasts 4.3 stars versus Vanguard 3.9 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
Vanguard
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education

Fees

Fees
Stock
ETFs
Options
Mutual Funds
Bonds
Fidelity
Stock
$4.95
ETFs
No Transaction Fee
Options
$4.95 + $0.65
Mutual Funds
No Transaction Fee
Bonds
$14
Vanguard
Stock
$7 per trade (first 25)
ETFs
$7 per trade (first 25)
Options
$7+$1 per contract (first 25)
Mutual Funds
$7 per trade (first 25)
Bonds
N/A

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Fidelity
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Vanguard
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading

Platforms

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

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
Fidelity
Research & Analysis
Education
Vanguard
Research & Analysis
Education

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
Fidelity
Android App
iOS App
Vanguard
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Fidelity
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Vanguard
Minimum deposit
$0
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)
Vanguard
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
3 Business days
Withdrawal Fee
$10

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)
Vanguard
Сountry of Origin
USA
Year Founded
1975
Regulated By
Various local Jurisdictions

Customer Service

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

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