Compare Ally Invest vs Fidelity International


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Ally Invest stacks up against Fidelity International!

Ally Invest vs Fidelity International
overall rating
4.7
4.4
overall pros
  • Low trading and non-trading fees
  • Easy and fully digital account opening
  • Great education
  • Low fund fees and non-trading fees
  • User-friendly trading platform
  • Great research tools
overall cons
  • You can trade only on US markets
  • Forex trading is available through a separate account
  • Lack of proper 2-step authentication
  • Limited product selection
  • High minimum deposit
  • Electronic wallets not available
fees
4.5
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Zero commission on most stocks and ETFs
  • Margin rates could be lower
4.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average stock and ETF fees
account opening
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow account verification
3.0
  • Fast
  • User-friendly
  • Fully online for most clients
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
  • Only for UK residents
  • Offline account opening for clients who cannot be verified electronically
deposit and withdrawal
2.6
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free ACH withdrawal
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High outgoing wire transfer fee
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available
web trading platform
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No clear fee report available
  • No two-step (safer) login
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
3.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Mutual funds and bonds are not covered
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
2.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
research
3.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Good option strategy analyzer
  • Screener only for ETFs
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
customer service
3.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • 24/7 availability
  • Average speed of customer support
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.3
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • No webinars
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Regulated by top-tier financial authorities in the US
  • No negative balance protection
  • No investor protection for forex
  • High level of investor protection
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial regulator
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and traders looking for low fees and focusing on the US market Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market
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