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Online Trading

Buy and sell securities using a wealth of research and advanced tools on our intuitive trading website.

Why trade online with Fidelity

  • Competitive online commission rates—lower than Schwab, TD Ameritrade, and E*Trade.1
  • Free, independent research from 20+ providers
  • Our industry-leading execution quality—ranked No. 1 by Barron's in order execution quality2
  • Margin, short selling, and options trading tools

Learn more about our advanced trading tools and features.

Value

Pay just $7.95 for online U.S. equity trades, and only $7.95 plus $0.75 per contract for option trades.

View all trading commissions and margin rates.

Research

Get an overview of what’s happening right now in specific markets and sectors, and read news and analysis to help you understand the short- and long-term impact.

Dig into the details with research reports on 4,500+ stocks from more than 20 independent, third-party research firms.

Evaluate your investing ideas using the accuracy-weighted Equity Summary Score provided by StarMine.

Take advantage of stock screen strategies from independent third-party experts to research stocks, ETFs, and options, or create your own screens using over 140 custom filters.

Sign up for our free 30-day research trial.

Monitoring

Create real-time watch lists to track stocks that interest you.

Set alerts to receive balance updates, trade notifications, market news, or stock research messages via email and our mobile apps.

Track real-time profit and loss information on every trade.

Order types

Set trailing stops and conditional orders ahead of time to help manage risk and maximize profits.

Monitor, trade, and manage up to 50 stocks as a single entity using basket trading.

Advanced trading tools and features

Explore advanced account features including margin, short selling, and options trading.

Qualified customers can take advantage of our active trading software to get streaming quotes, directed trading, and more.

Bond ladders

Invest in multiple bonds with staggered maturities to help provide a consistent income stream and hedge against interest rate risk.

Compare bonds by coupon rates, yields, call dates, and ratings.

Strategy testing

Using up to 10 years of daily historical data, test strategies before you invest. Save strategies and manage trade alerts.

The Fidelity Account®

Explore the details of this full-featured brokerage account, consistently rated among the best in the industry.

Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

Pay no taxes on your gains within an IRA until you take withdrawals.

View all accounts

View all of your brokerage account choices including trusts, the Fidelity Account for Businesses, custodial accounts, and more.

Next step

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$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.
1. Commission comparison based upon published website commission schedules, as of 2/1/2013, for E*Trade, Schwab, and TD Ameritrade for online U.S. equity trades and less than 1500 trades per quarter. For E*Trade: $9.99 per trade for 0-149, $7.99 per trade for 150 to 1,499 and $6.99 per trade for 1,500 or more trades per quarter. For Schwab: $8.95 for up to 999,999 shares per trade, though orders of 10,000 or more shares or greater than $500,000 may be eligible for special pricing. For TD Ameritrade: $9.99 per market or limit order trade for an unlimited amount of shares.
2. To compare brokers, Barron's composed a score that reflects how much of a broker's flow it sends to the best-performing market makers including Citadel Securities, UBS, Two Sigma Securities, KCG Holdings, Susquehanna International Group and Citigroup's Automated Trading Desk using a volume-weighted mean for market orders of all reported sizes for both S&P 500 and Non-S&P 500 securities. Broker scores are based on the overall execution quality of market makers for Q4 2014 routing of market orders for both NYSE and Nasdaq stocks using the market makers' effective spread to quoted spread (E/Q).

Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.

There is an Options Regulatory Fee of $0.0355 per contract that applies to both option buy and sell transactions. Fee is subject to change.
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.
The Equity Summary Score is provided by StarMine, an independent company not affiliated with Fidelity Investments.

System availability and response times may be subject to market conditions.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Prior to 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.

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.
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