Ally Invest vs LYNX compared

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

Ally Invest
LYNX

Last update of dataNov 2022

Ally Invest

Ally Invest is a US stockbroker, regulated by top-tier authorities the SEC and FINRA. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has a banking background.

Recommended for investors and traders looking for low fees and focusing on the US market.

LYNX

LYNX is a Dutch stockbroker established in 2006. It is regulated by the Dutch FMA.

Recommended for any European traders looking for low stock and ETF fees and a good mobile trading platform.

Ally Invest's service is slightly better than LYNX's and a comparison of their fees shows that Ally Invest's fees are slightly lower than LYNX's.

Account opening takes less effort at Ally Invest compared to LYNX, deposit and withdrawal processes are somewhat more complicated at Ally Invest, while customer service quality is somewhat lower than LYNX's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Ally Invest as being of the same quality as the platform of LYNX, found that clients have access to less markets and products with Ally Invest, while LYNX provides somewhat lower-quality research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.7

Recommended for Investors and traders looking for low fees and focusing on the US market

Overall Score
4.1

Recommended for Any European traders looking for low stock and ETF fees and a good mobile trading platform

Country of origin

USA

Country of origin

Netherlands

Fees

Fees score
4.4
Fees score
3.4
Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees, high margin rates

Fees summary

Average trading and non-trading fees, low stock and ETF fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
2.1
Deposit and withdrawal score
3.0
Number of base currencies

1

Number of base currencies

9

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
4.2
Account opening score
2.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$2970

*
Time to open account

1-3 days

Time to open account

>3 days

Required documents

Proof of identity: SSN / passport / national ID card / driver's license

Required documents

Proof of identity: national ID / passport Proof of residency: bank statement

Trading platform

Web platform score
3.5
Web platform score
3.8
Mobile platform score
3.3
Mobile platform score
3.5
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
3.8

Markets and products

Markets and products score
2.6
Markets and products score
5.0
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
*
*
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
Crypto
*
*
CFDs
CFDs
CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 60.0% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
4.8
Research score
4.3
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Great

Education score
3.5
Education score
3.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
3.9
Customer service score
4.5
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000). Additional insurance through Lloyd's of London for $37.5 million, including cash of up to $900,000.

Investor protection amount

20,000

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

1919

Foundation date

2006

Country of regulation

USA

Country of regulation

Netherlands, Ireland

Ally Invest

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

LYNX

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

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