Compare Alpaca Trading vs Fidelity International


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

Alpaca Trading vs Fidelity International
overall rating
4.6
4.4
overall pros
  • Great API trading service
  • Free stock & ETFs
  • Fantastic charting tools
  • Low fund fees and non-trading fees
  • User-friendly trading platform
  • Great research tools
overall cons
  • Customer support limited to email
  • Limited deposit and withdrawal options
  • Only US stocks and ETFs available
  • Limited product selection
  • High minimum deposit
  • Electronic wallets not available
fees
4.9
  • Commission-Free Stock and ETF Trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • No withdrawal fee
4.1
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average stock and ETF fees
account opening
4.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Bit complex process for integrating third-party tools
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
1.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • High withdrawal fee for wire transfers
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Modern design
  • No price alerts
  • Limited customizability
  • Limited search function
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
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Order confirmation
  • Poor search function
  • No price alerts
  • No Touch/Face ID login
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
  • Limited order types
markets and products
2.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
research
5.0
  • Access to highly functional API
  • Great charting tools
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No trading ideas
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
customer service
1.9
  • Great Slack and community forums
  • Email support
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • Mediocre email support
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • 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 Traders interested in algorithmic stock rading Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market
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