Compare CMC Markets vs Fidelity


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how CMC Markets stacks up against Fidelity!

CMC Markets vs Fidelity
overall rating
4.6
4.9
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
  • Commission-free US stocks and ETFs
  • Great trading platforms and research
  • US and international stocks
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
  • High mutual fund fees and margin rates
  • Slower account verification
  • Slow live chat
fees
3.5
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
4.2
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Low bond fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
  • High margin fees
account opening
4.1
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
3.6
  • No minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Many account types
  • Slower account verification
  • Not fully digital in some cases
deposit and withdrawal
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • £15 fee for international bank transfers
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
web trading platform
4.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
3.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Loads bit slowly
markets and products
2.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
3.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Robo-advisory
research
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News flow quality could be better
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow live chat
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
3.9
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account is only for desktop
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Additional coverage by Fidelity
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools Investors and traders looking for solid research and great trading platforms
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