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Equity trading fees Fidelity International

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Tamás D.
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Is stock trading free at Fidelity International as of February 2024?

My key findings in a nutshell
Tamás
Tamás Deme
Money Story Magician | Long-Term-Investment • Stock Market • ETFs

I've thoroughly tested Fidelity International services with our analyst team by opening a real-money account and these are my most important findings:

  • Fidelity International doesn't offer commission-free stock trading
  • Commission-free stock trading is increasingly common among stock brokers
  • Commission-free stock brokers often charge users via a wider buy/sell spread

You can view stock trading fees charged by Fidelity International in the most popular trading locations in the table below.

Fidelity International stock trading fees
Country Fee amount
US £7.5 per trade, or £1.5 per trade for regular saving plans. For tax-advantaged accounts, there is also an annual service fee.
UK £7.5 per trade, or £1.5 per trade for regular saving plans. For tax-advantaged accounts, there is also an annual service fee.
Germany Not available

Data updated on February 15, 2024

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How does commission-free stock trading work?

Are you worried that stock trading commissions will put a dent in your investment performance? There's an easy remedy for that: commission-free stock trading. Yes, you heard that right. Many brokers in the US, and now also increasingly in Europe, charge you nothing for buying or selling stocks (or ETFs).

Some of you must be wondering, how can brokers make a living if they offer stock trading for free? First of all, while stock trading may be free, these brokers often charge fees for trading assets other than stocks (such as bonds or mutual funds), or for other services such as money withdrawals or currency conversion.
Also, did you notice that tiny spread between the buy/sell prices of a stock? That spread goes toward the profit of so-called market makers - basically large traders that help execute everyone's buy/sell orders. Brokers can receive a slice of this profit in exchange for channeling your buy/sell order to a specific market maker; this is called payment for order flow. Because of this, you may get slightly less favorable price quotes than at non-commission-free brokers.

Like with all things free, watch the fine print. Commission-free trading sometimes applies to US stocks only, not international stocks. Be mindful of conversion fees, which may apply if you trade an asset in a currency other than that of your account. In general, don't let a tiny stock commission deter you from a broker if its other fees are low and its services overall are great.

To read more about possible expenses you may face as a long-term investor, check out our summary of the most common brokerage fees.

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Author of this article

Tamás Deme

Money Story Magician | Investment • Stock market • ETFs

With over two decades of experience as a financial journalist, proofreader, copy editor, and editor, my mission revolves around making financial knowledge accessible to all. I firmly believe in the power of clear and straightforward writing. My past roles include contributing to Interfax news agency and covering M&A deals for EMIS DealWatch.

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