Compare Ally Invest vs Stake


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

Ally Invest vs Stake
overall rating
4.7
4.3
overall pros
  • Low trading and non-trading fees
  • Easy and fully digital account opening
  • Great education
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
overall cons
  • You can trade only on US markets
  • Forex trading is available through a separate account
  • High financing (margin) rates
  • Basic product portfolio
  • Limited availability of customer service
  • Lack of educational tools
fees
4.5
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Zero commission stock, ETF and options trading
  • High financing (margin) rates
4.8
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Withdrawal fee
account opening
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow account verification
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
2.6
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free ACH withdrawal
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High outgoing wire transfer fee
3.7
  • Credit/Debit card available for AU, NZ customers
  • Only one account base currency
  • $2 withdrawal fee
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
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • 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
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
2.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
research
3.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Good option strategy analyzer
  • Basic recommendations
  • Missing screeners
3.3
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Live market data
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Some research tools available only for premium account holders
customer service
3.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • 24/7 availability
  • Average speed of customer support
0.4
  • Fast response time
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
0.5
  • Easy to understand
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
  • No investor protection in case of forex
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Investors and traders looking for low fees and focusing on the US market Beginners looking for free trading and a simple, easy to use trading platform
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