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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

Fidelity's commitment to execution quality, including our 1-Second Execution Guarantee2

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*Trade3

View commission details.

Margin rates

Competitive rates as low as 3.75%

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 722 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by news The news feature on Fidelity is very very lame. It seems stories come from other sources almost entirely and that Fidelity lacks a news service of its own to give alerts or current news. I find this very frustrating. Something happens and a stock goes up or down and all I find on your "news" place is something nothing or something stale and , handed out and out of date. March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Failure to deliver. I put in a bid for 100 shares of a stock. I bought one share. I was charged full commission anyway. I asked for streaming quotes. A representative promised that I could get them. It did not happen. At least the statements are easy to read. March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Account Review The account is friendly and easy to use. I always use the "Funds recommended by the Fidelity" features to zero in the funds I am interested in to start with. The software updates regularly is also a plus to me. March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Generally great ! But.... I would like the monthly statements that contain CDs Bonds etc etc to state the date when this product is bought. Now it only shows the maturity dates. Also borrowing margin based on the investments: Fidelity has the highest interest rates compares to the Banks brokerage accounts borrowing. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helpful and thorough Provides good service, complete answers, alternate strategies, patient. March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Robert Bard for my portfolio size, it should be much lower commissions. I am looking to move to cheaper comm March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Convenient ane Secure Account is easy to use and provides all the capabilities I need. It's secure and reliable. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Convenient and easy to use Simple to understand, easy to use web interface. Good variety of products. Excellent research and analysis tools. Additional help availablebut not pushy. Wide choice of in house and external investment products. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb service I have never been disappointed in any of Fidelity's services or customer relations. Navigating the website is easy, all phone contacts have been 100% professional & helpful & newer website improvements are always intuitive. I have no complaints! March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keeps me updated The various tools and ease of access allow me to keep track of my investments no matter where I am. I can view my investments on my phone, my iPad, or my PC. I can also down load transactions and portfolio information to Quicken to give me a complete look at all my financial information. March 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by premium services are sub-par I haven't been able to find any benefit of being a premium account holder. Service is not of the quality or service one could expect from a 'premium' whatever. This is the only real complaint I have. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fidelite Account Review Mark has been very helpful, knowledgeable and pro-active in handling my account. Mark has taken the time to get to know me and understand my investment objectives.I recently made some major changes in my investments based on several discussions with Mark. We agree that we appear to have a good plan. The future will reveal how good the plan is. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trustworthy, fair, and convenient Fidelity Investments has too much at stake to allow their reputation to be tarnished, so I feel safe dealing with them. Their service costs are much lower than full service brokers and instead of having to wait for an assigned broker to be available, I can phone them 24/7 and talk to someone who will help me. I have done this in the middle of the night and it works. Online trading is convenient and they have improved their website continually over the years. I have advised my friends to switch to Fidelity and several of them have not only done it , but thanked me for it. March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by feedback could be better I like the research available prior to purchasing stocks or mutual funds. Making a trade and transfering funds is easy and convenient. However, and this is a deciding factor in me drastically reducing the size of my account - you rate poorly in feedback to my email. Very slow after a buy or a sale with no info as to the purchase, making it necessary to access my account to post my at home records. It is also hard for me to find the recent transaction history in a timely manner due to slow posting or not bein user friendly for a somewhat inexperienced user. I have an additional account with a competitor which is very easy to navigate for information, but you have a much better research department. So there you have it. The good and not so good. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Secure, reliable, fast Your brokers are available, pleasant and professional always. I feel secure having my investments with you, knowing that you are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thank you and God bless you all. March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Feedback on system The website seems to be real slow moving from one section to another - like moving from the home page to an actual account. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to Use I enjoy checking my accounts and getting the research and other information provided by Fidelity. Investing is made easier and when i need help it is now available. March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by solid graphics, information, watchlists.......everything needed is here.......advanced charts are slow to appear, however, and has been the case for awhile, also just about any stock researched gets a "buy" rating at the bottom.......this becomes worthless Excepting these two blemishes, all else is excellent and SOLID March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by do3in Simple and clear, easy to trade , commission and fees are reasonable. March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by reliable and performant I have been promised 3 time during the last year, that I will have access to the fidelity pro. trading tools, and evrytime no follow up... This is the only reason I did not increase my portfolio with Fidelity, even though I am very satisfied with everything else. Sylvain March 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Watch list Years ago the Watch Lists were changed and it has been a mess for me ever since! When I sell a stock, I like to watch it and maybe buy it back. Also I need a Watch list to track what I own. And I also use Watch Lists to watch what I am considering buying. All of these lists are easier when stocks are automatically entered in chronological order like it use to be. Now the lists are scrambled and the last entry is not the last. I have called at least 5 times to learn how to managed my Watch Lists but it just does not work for me and seems to change. I look at these Watch Lists 2 -3 times a day. Have considered changing brokers but Fidelity is so great in every other way! March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Primary Financial Services Provider As an experienced investor, I have utilized Fidelity for decades and they remain my primary provider. Their systems, reputation and product line-up stand alone in a crowded financial services universe. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by moderate security Snapshot does not contain full dividend information. I have to go back to research and "quotes" to get dividend information. Just an extra step. Private broker in Seattle is too busy to reach him quickly. He does return calls but it takes a day or two. Often I have to go "national" Fidelity to get answer..Analysts ratings are listed but no written description of the reason is given for some. Some analysts are almost a carbon copy of others you use. They contribute nothing .Would like to see Argus added to list.. Why was our Morningstarr discount discontinued? March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by On line services I like the on line features but some are not that intuitive to use. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Fidelity Account Is Exceptional My Fidelity Account is convenient and offers me a wide variety of investments, history, reports, advice, and updated information - all at my finger-tips. Using the Fund Evaluator, I'm able to evaluate potential investments by reviewing performance and fees. I'm very pleased that I chose Fidelity! March 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Missing critical information To manage assets effectively one must go to other sites to augment data. For instance, the Star Mine score reflects primarily technical analysis but I have to visit other sites for more fundamental analysis and target prices. The beta product has been in beta forever and still has bugs. There are other sites equally good and price competitive. Fidelity has lost its edge compared to several years ago when I first decided to open an account. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Extremely efficient and knowledgeable Fidelity Investments has been the one constant in my investing world. I look to Fidelity research first when scoping out new ways to make money and make it the last place I go right before making a decision. Keep up the good work. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fast, complete, accurate, completion of brokerage trades 1. fast trades 2 .most important accurate reporting 3. 1099's & tax information clear 4. when I've phoned good service March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by secure and reliable Good, reliable and reputable, professional counseling, and available. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trustworthy I find it easy to use. It's informative and helps me in making decision about financial investments. March 20, 2013
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More information

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 (of between $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.

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

1. A brokerage account is required to access free research. $2500 minimum applies.
2. Fidelity will waive the commission charge on eligible stock trades not executed within one second. Offer limited to market orders between 1 and 1000 shares to buy, sell, or buy to cover stocks listed in the S&P 500® Index. Orders must be entered between 9:45 a.m. and 3:59 p.m. ET on a day when the equity markets are open and times will be adjusted when the markets open late/close early. Execution speed is calculated from the time Fidelity accepts the order to the time of execution reported to Fidelity by the executing market center. Eligible orders can be entered on Fidelity.com, Fidelity Active Trader Pro®, FAST®, wireless devices, or through a Fidelity representative. Short sales, extended hours orders, directed trade orders, and certain other orders excluded. Certain market and systems conditions may impact qualification for this guarantee. Fidelity reserves the right to restrict or revoke this offer at any time.
3. 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 for 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.

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

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.

In order to short sell at Fidelity, you must have a margin account. Short selling and margin trading entail greater risk, including but not limited to risk of unlimited losses and incurrence of margin interest debt, and are not suitable for all investors. Please assess your financial circumstances and risk tolerance prior to short selling or trading on margin. Margin trading is extended by National Financial Services, Member NYSE/SIPC, a Fidelity Investments company.

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.

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.

The initial customer ratings and reviews for this product (those dated before 6/21/2012) were provided to Fidelity through an email solicitation for feedback on the product. All ratings and reviews are provided to Fidelity on a voluntarily basis and are screened in accordance with the guidelines set forth in our Customer Ratings and Reviews Terms of Use. For additional information on which ratings and reviews may be posted, please refer to our Customer Ratings and Review Terms of Use. Featured Reviews have been selected based on subjective criteria and reviewed by Fidelity Investments. The average rating is determined by calculating the mathematical average of all ratings that are approved for posting per the Customer Ratings and Reviews Terms of use and does not include any ratings that did not meet the guidelines and were therefore not posted. Ratings and reviews are added continuously to the website (after a delay for screening against guidelines) and average ratings are updated dynamically as reviews are added or removed.
The ratings and experience of customers may not be representative of the experiences of all customers or investors and is not indicative of future success. The accuracy of information included in the customer ratings and reviews cannot be guaranteed by Fidelity Investments. Customers who post ratings may be responsible for disclosing whether they have a financial interest or conflict in submitting a rating and review.
Please contact a Fidelity representative if you have additional questions or concerns about the ratings and reviews posted here.
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.