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Investment Choices

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.


Reasons to consider The Fidelity Account

  • Wide range of investment choices
  • $7.95 per online U.S. equity trade—unlimited shares, unlimited trades
  • Free, independent research from 20+ providers

Why choose Fidelity

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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

Mutual funds

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

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

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

Bonds and certificates of deposit (CDs)

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

Precious metals

An opportunity for investors to trade gold, silver, and palladium as part of a diversified strategy

International investments

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.

$7.95 trading commission applies to online purchases of U.S. equities in a Fidelity brokerage account with a minimum opening balance of $2,500 for Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC retail clients. Sell orders are subject to an activity assessment fee (of between $0.01 to $0.03 per $1000 of principal) by Fidelity. Other conditions may apply. See Fidelity.com/commissions for details.

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.

* Other fees and expenses applicable to continued investment are described in the fund’s current prospectus.
Research is provided for informational purposes only, does not constitute advice or guidance, nor is it an endorsement or recommendation for any particular security or trading strategy. Research is provided by independent companies not affiliated with Fidelity. Please determine which security, product, or service is right for you based on your investment objectives, risk tolerance, and financial situation. Be sure to review your decisions periodically to make sure they are still consistent with your goals.

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, and call 800-343-3548 to be approved for options trading. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.

There is an Options Regulatory Fee (of between $0.04 to $0.06 per contract) that applies to both option buy and sell transactions. Fee is subject to change.

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 is described 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.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information.  Read it carefully.