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  Fidelity TD Ameritrade Schwab E*Trade
Can save investors $18.79 on average for a 1000 share equity order4 Yes ? ? ?
ZERO expense ratio index funds 2 Yes No No No
Fractional share trading with access to more than 7,000 US Stocks and ETFs* Yes No S&P 500 only No
Lowest published margin rates3 4.00% 7.50% 6.575% 5.45%
$1 per bond online mark-up1 --
2% Cash-back Rewards Card -- -- --

? = Ask your broker.
Fidelity calculates $18.79 based on all market and marketable limit orders.4
*Fractional shares trading is available through Fidelity Mobile® app.
For Schwab, the minimum for a single transaction is $5, and the maximum is $10,000 per transaction; TD Ameritrade and E*TRADE do not offer fractional shares trading. All data are sourced from public websites as of 7/10/2020 and subject to change.

  Fidelity TD Ameritrade Schwab E*Trade
Reps available 24/7
Access to trading strategy experts --
Interactive virtual coaching sessions and webinars with trading strategy experts --
Smart call routing technology
Active Trader VIP Service -- -- --
National branch network
  Fidelity TD Ameritrade Schwab E*Trade
Real-time alerts with price movement probability5 -- -- --
Thematic Stock Screener available online and mobile platform -- -- --
Option Trade Builder tool simplifies single leg option trading -- -- --
Charting with built-in Recognia® technical patterns and events -- -- --
Integrated dashboard with market snapshot & positions heatmap -- -- --
Portfolio-level backtesting6 -- -- --
International stock trading in 25 countries and 16 local currencies -- -- --
Streaming news providers 32 26 25 7
Digital notebook that automatically provides insights on upcoming events -- -- --
Graphic visualization of company valuations by Trefis® --
ETF Screener embedded within Mobile App --
Social Sentiment Indicator -- --
  Fidelity TD Ameritrade Schwab E*Trade
In-depth research from 20+ independent providers -- -- --
Accuracy-weighted score comprised of independent analyst ratings provided by Thomson Reuters StarMine -- -- --
Complimentary online curriculum on trading strategies available to both prospects and customers --
In-app mobile training modules for traders -- --
2-year back-tested Option Strategies -- --

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