The Fidelity Account®

This full-featured, low-cost brokerage account can meet your needs as you grow as an investor.

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

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Investment choices

Stocks: domestic and international

ETFs, including 70 from iShares® and 14 from Fidelity, available to buy commission-free online

Options: equity, ETF, and index; includes weekly expirations

Mutual funds: 1,400+ no-load funds from Fidelity and other fund companies

Bonds and CDs: 30,000+ investment-grade bonds and other fixed income securities

Precious metals: gold, silver, platinum, and palladium

View details on investment choices

Account features

Margin borrowing for leverage and short-selling strategies

International investing in 25 markets and 16 currencies

Extended-hours trading, before and after market hours

Cash management tools and services for quicker access to your money

Comprehensive tools

Powerful trading website puts you in control.

Mobile trading applications help you keep up with the market and your portfolio.

Advanced tools for Active Traders provide streaming market data and enhanced trading capability.

Research and monitoring

Free, independent research 1 from 20+ providers helps you uncover opportunities, generate ideas, and analyze trends.

A single, accuracy-weighted score helps evaluate your stock picks.

Customized alerts and watch lists carry across platforms—online and mobile.

Fidelity service advantage

24/7 access to experienced investment/trading consultants

Over 150 Investor Centers

Annual account fee None
Commissions and fees

$7.95 commissions on all online U.S. equity and options trades, lower than Schwab, TD Ameritrade, and E*Trade2

View commission details.

Margin rates

Competitive rates as low as 3.75%

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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 1000 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Essential and Complete Having been an account holder with Fidelity for over 30 years, it's hard to imagine what my financial affairs would be like without it. For virtually every type of product or service, Fidelity provides an appropriate and competitive solution. Their website offers the ability to quickly and efficiently monitor and transact details of building and managing a financial portfolio. But even more important is the extensive network of competent financial people just a phone call away. They are knowledgeable, accessible, and courteous. The combination is simply unsurpassed. I have recommended them to friends and family without reservation. June 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far very satisfied Trade execution is excellent. Confirmation is very good. Web site is also excellent. May 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Better than I hoped I moved to Fidelity in August 2015 and I'm so impressed with the level of service I've received. It's rare to feel like I'm getting more for my money but that is the case at Fidelity. My rep and his team are responsive, the Fidelity website and platforms are user-friendly and the research at Fidelity is top-notch. I recently started using ActiveTraderPro and I love the analytics. I've logged in for two free Webinars which have been useful and a good use of my time. Looking forward to long relationship with Fidelity. February 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy and reliable My Fidelity account is the best brokerage account that I ever had. It combines excellent internet self-service navigation features, with excellent customer service assistance by phone. And the few times that I have had to go to an office, the service is fast and excellent as well. November 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use Fidelity makes it easy to consolidate my accounts. The rep was fantastic when I needed to consolidate from 2 separate providers. Walked me thru all the steps and was patient. Online research is great for the do it yourself investor. November 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Secure and reliable Service is world class, accuracy and speed of trades unmatched. November 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Convenience and Value Fidelity is constantly updating their web site with additional tools, calculators, and articles. I especially enjoy the View Points I occasionally receive via email. Whenever I've called the company to discuss a problem the first person I talk to takes ownership and stays with me until my problem is resolved. My Account Executive is professional and personable, and the amount of contact I have with him is just right. October 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pefection I tried many other brokerage firms and have found Fidelity to be the best. Gotta love the low commissions, lots of research, cash management account with ATM fee reimbursement, 24/7 live person availability, and credit cards that pay 2% back. Bravo Fidelity. Bravo. January 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding Although having a Fidelity account for many years, I recently opened a trading account and am very happy for doing so. The convenience of transferring money, transferring other funds and making trades has impressed me very much. The ease of use with the website, the convenience and ease to navigate is wonderful. The website is great for viewing my accounts. I've very happy to be using Fidelity. I've also used the phone technical people and they have always been fantastic, super cooperative, informative, patient, etc. I've told numerous family members and friends about the great service, if they choose to use these types of accounts. January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great customer service The Fidelity website is very functional and user friendly. The guidance I received from my account executive was excellent. No pressure or over selling. All aspects of my Fidelity experience are exemplary. August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grateful for Fidelity I can't remember, exactly, when I first created an alliance with Fidelity; it's been that long (I'm now 82). I've been advised by ao many of Fidelity's splendid associates, always to my satisfaction. It's an organization rooted in efficiency; I've never had a complaint with any of those assigned to my account. My Fidelity account supports me now, as it has for decades. I'm a grateful customer. March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by secure and reliable Very satisfied with your services. Prior to joining Fidelity, I compared you with your competition, and you were the clear-cut winner. Execution of trades are fast, your system keeps me informed of the status, independent stock research thru several well-known providers is available, and information on earnings and dividend, etc. are available on a daily basis. No complaints on your accounting system---statements are available when I want them, and I always reconcile my dividends and never had a problem. Your customer service department has been contacted by me several times, and they have always been polite and helpful. My daughter recently changed jobs and I plan to talk to her about moving her 401k to Fidelity. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Life should be so easy Working with my accounts at Fidelity is as easy as it gets. I really feel more secure in my investments becaaue of all of the tools Fidelity offers. I was a broker for 35 years and I wish I had the tools available to me that I get from Fidelity. Fast action on trades, instant reponse from my inquires -- really a great pleasure to work with Fidelity. March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent web site I have a number of different brokerage accounts, my fidelity account is by far the best. Web site fast, easy to navigate, and offers excellent research tools. May 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Always Helpful The tools associated with a Fidelity Account are powerful and versatile. I also have called Fidelity on many occasions and have always found the representatives to be helpful and informative. In addition, we have a personal representative which is a valued relationship for us. May 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Customer Service I am still learning the site. I have trouble finding the information I want, but there appears to be research data needed. It will just take time to learn where to go and how to organize it. The speed from screen to screen is slower than expected, The people on the customer service desk are very knowledgeable and friendly. August 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Secure and reliable It provides me a convenient tool to manage my money. The research tools are very good and easy to use. All in all, I would say this Fidelity's web site has been a real great tool to manage my money as well as provided me a very complete education in investing - something I have not pursued before. I have enjoyed my experience use Fidelity's web site. August 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bank Wire Forex Transfer Requested assistance in making a forex transfer for a purchace of special equipment from a supplier in France. I was given good guidance in filling out forms, and rapid processing of the transaction. August 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great service is sometimes startling While on vacation in Mexico, it came to pass that I needed to transfer money from my Fidelity account to a mortgage company in Santa Rosa, CA. I hand wrote a note / letter to Fidelity stating the requisite information including tax withholding. The hotel faxed the information for me to Fidelity. A while later, I received an email telling me "Fidelity cannot complete the requests" or some such. I was unpleasantly surprised at this communication. Before I could address the situation, about 5 minutes later I received two emails telling me my requests had been executed. Why the first mail? I don't know. Other than this, all went well and I thank Fidelity for honoring my poor penmanship letter. August 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by what's this about settled funds? says I can only use settled funds for 90 days/ I don't like that. August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reliable and efficient. Services including the pro trader platform allows me to be efficient with the operations embodying my accounts. The educational and informational outreach to me are really helpful. August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by very reliable Very easy to buy and sell stocks/bonds on the website. Very reliable and orders are filled quickly. August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by secure and complete I have been very satisfied with my investment professional August 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by secure using active trader pro its Good Traders on the phone are very helpful August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by All I could ask for Everything is so great; I don't know where to start. Your representatives are outstanding! Not only their expertise, but their friendly, caring service. I love my Visa check card and cash account, keeping things safe, receiving my social security, paying my bills, etc. And all at such below the competition fees! I am glad to have this opportunity to say "Thank you so much' in writing. I tell your reps, but I like being able to tell you in person. So . . . Thank you again! August 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Corporate Account I use this account for business and there are a few features that have been frustrating. The cash balance does not always match the market balance. I had to pay an overdraft fee before I figured this out as QB downloads the latter. Check deposits take a long time to deposit into the cash balance affecting my cash flow negatively. Your customer service dept was unable to give me a contact for a reference. August 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what I needed Reliable people with answers, easy access to information & account updates August 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Great Company Everyone at Fidelity that I have come in contact with were very helpful , knowledgeable, and considerate to all of my questions and needs! I feel very fortunate to do business with this company August 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by History and statements In HISTORY i find that not giving the number os shares is a problem. It is not always easy to go directly to statements or confirmations. You have to go to something else first. August 16, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Little Benefits over alternatives The customer support is good and I like a lot about Fidelity. Having a commission on a trade just seems to be another way Fidelity can make money on something that shouldn't cost money, especially when there are lower cost brokerage firms. The rates of the other "competitors" when it comes to online trading that are mentioned on this site are only the ones that offer higher prices and make Fidelity look like a bargain. Fidelity seems to be more for rich people who already have the means to pay for a 7.95 tax on trades or who don't want to deal with investments themselves so they spash into Fidelity's mutual funds. Active traders have no reason to use Fidelity other than to hear other peoples analysis of stocks Fidelity claim are professionals. I would figure active traders do their own research, making the other 'benefits' of joining Fidelity moot points. Spending 15.90 on buying then selling is just too much, especially when it costs nothing for Fidelity. I would give Fidelity a perfect 5 and recommend it to everyone, but I'm a young active investor who has been moved to shopping around by the sheer fact that I could have invested 3x more of MY money with no trade commission. August 15, 2016
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