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With a Fidelity Account, you can trade a broad range of securities, each with comprehensive independent research to help you come up with new investing strategies and ideas.
This full-featured, low-cost brokerage account can meet your needs while you grow as an investor.
Comprehensive research and low online commission rates to buy and sell shares of publicly traded companies in both domestic and international markets
More than 10,000 funds from Fidelity and other companies, plus the tools and experience to help you choose the funds to meet your investing goals
Commission-free ETFs from Fidelity and iShares, plus the tools and resources to help you screen, evaluate, and monitor ETFs before and after you invest
Advanced analytics, custom screeners, and expert commentary to trade options confidently for a low, transparent price
More than 40,000 new issue and secondary market bonds and CDs to choose from, and approximately 60,000 total offerings quotations when including our depth of book
An opportunity for investors to trade gold, silver, and palladium as part of a diversified strategy
Stocks, ETFs, and mutual funds with exposure to foreign markets, including the ability to trade securities in 25 countries and exchange between 16 currencies
Free commission offer applies to online purchases of Fidelity ETFs and select iShares ETFs in a Fidelity brokerage account. Fidelity accounts may require minimum balances. The sale of ETFs is subject to an activity assessment fee (from $0.01 to $0.03 per $1,000 of principal). iShares ETFs and Fidelity ETFs are subject to a short-term trading fee by Fidelity if held less than 30 days.
$4.95 commission applies to online U.S. equity trades in a Fidelity retail account only for Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC retail clients. Certain accounts may require a minimum opening balance of $2,500. Sell orders are subject to an activity assessment fee (from $0.01 to $0.03 per $1,000 of principal). Other conditions may apply. See Fidelity.com/commissions for details. Employee equity compensation transactions and accounts managed by advisors or intermediaries through Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions are subject to different commission schedules.
ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses. Unlike mutual funds, ETF shares are bought and sold at market price, which may be higher or lower than their NAV, and are not individually redeemed from the fund.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.
Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.
For iShares ETFs, Fidelity receives compensation from the ETF sponsor and/or its affiliates in connection with an exclusive long-term marketing program that includes promotion of iShares ETFs and inclusion of iShares funds in certain FBS platforms and investment programs. Additional information about the sources, amounts, and terms of compensation can be found in the ETF’s prospectus and related documents. Fidelity may add or waive commissions on ETFs without prior notice. BlackRock and iShares are registered trademarks of BlackRock Inc., and its affiliates.