Compare Fidelity International vs Merrill Edge


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

Fidelity International vs Merrill Edge
overall rating
4.4
4.8
overall pros
  • Low fund fees and non-trading fees
  • User-friendly trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Low trading fees
  • Easy and seamless account opening
  • Strong parent company
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • High minimum deposit
  • Electronic wallets not available
  • Limited to US clients and products
  • No demo account
  • Limited options to deposit/withdraw
fees
4.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average stock and ETF fees
4.4
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • High financing rate
account opening
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
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Only US clients are accepted
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available
2.2
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Poor search function
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
2.3
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • No email support
education
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • No webinars
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • 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
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market Investors and traders who looking for low fees, quick account opening, and simple platforms
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