Fidelity Investments Login

Customers can safely log on into their account by clicking "Fidelity Account Login" button link below which will take them to the Fidelity Investments login page (member sign in screen).

Fidelity Account Login

Despite Fidelity's many strengths, there are some issues with the broker that may cause some investors to go elsewhere. For example, the firm is charging $49.95 to buy non-NTF mutual funds. Compare that to $0 rate at Firstrade, $9.95 charged by Ally Invest, $19.95 by Merrill Edge and Etrade.

Fidelity is charging commission on some products while Firstrade which is charging $0 for stock, option, ETF, bond, and for mutual fund transactions.

Fidelity's advanced desktop platform, Active Trader Pro, requires a very steep 36 trades in a 12-month period. By contrast, TD Ameritrade's platform thinkorswim is free for all clients and has no frequent trader requirement. Schwab's most advanced trading system, StreetSmart Edge, only requires a $1,000 account balance.

Fidelity requires a deposit of at least $2,500 to open a trading account. Vanguard, by comparison, has no such requirement. Firstrade and Merrill Edge customers can also open an account with no money down. Some investors may prefer to open an account first and try out the broker's trading technology before making a deposit.

Fidelity's selection of 11,679 mutual funds is smaller than TD Ameritrade's fund list. The broker's customers can trade more than 13,000 funds. Fidelity's list of approximately 1,800 no-load, no-transaction-fee funds is smaller than Schwab's list of more than 3,100. TD Ameritrade offers over 4,200 mutual funds that have neither load nor transaction fee. WellsTrade, the securities branch of Wells Fargo, offers more than 2,600.

While Fidelity does have a nationwide network of branch locations for customers who want in-person service, some other firms actually maintain more offices. Fidelity has slightly more than 180 locations, while TD Ameritrade has more than 450. Schwab has over 300. Merrill Edge has financial advisors located in many Bank of America locations throughout the United States. Fidelity is clearly at a disadvantage when it comes to brick-and-mortar service.

None of Fidelity's technology has paper trading (practice trading) capability. The lack of such a feature is a disappointment, because practice trading allows beginners to learn a software program first before risking real money. TD Ameritrade has such technology.

A wide range of securities can be traded at Fidelity, including options and fixed-income products. However, futures and forex are not available. Ally Invest provides currency trading, while TD Ameritrade has both.

Although Fidelity's mobile app does have several nice features, the graphing capability is somewhat limited. The platform only has two technical studies available. By comparison, TD Ameritrade has a mobile app that can display 400. Fidelity's mobile graphing cannot show dividends, earnings, or announcements. In today's mobile world, traders are right to expect more than this.

There isn't a community forum on the Fidelity website where traders can discuss market news and post questions for the firm's associates. TastyWorks and TD Ameritrade investors do have this benefit.

Less than 30 technical studies are available on Fidelity's website charting. The software also has fewer graph styles that can be selected. Power E*Trade charting program, for example, has Heikin Ashi.

A nice financial service from Fidelity is its Full View, a software program that allows traders to see all their online financial accounts on one platform. However, this program is not accessible on the broker's mobile platform, and some users have complained the desktop interface is cumbersome.

While the Fidelity website does have a simple trade bar, it does not appear regularly at the bottom of the browser. Instead, the broker's trade bar appears on the left side of the browsing window after clicking on a trade button. It cannot display a chart. Merrill Edge's trade bar, by contrast, stays at the bottom of the monitor, can be hidden, and can display a chart, whose time scale can be adjusted. Some traders prefer this type of trading ticket.

Fidelity Complaints Recap

While Fidelity customers have brought a few complaints against the firm, it continues to deliver solid brokerage services. Mutual fund investors can do especially well with Fidelity. Beginner investors should take a look at TD Ameritrade. Bargain seekers will be pleased with Firstrade.

Fidelity Investments login

You could click on Fidelity Investments Login screenshot above and the link will take into Fidelity website's login screen.