What does Fidelity online brokerage offer?


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Fidelity’s online brokerage service offers customers the ability to invest in 44 actively managed sector funds with 11 low-cost ETFs that are commission-free, according to the company’s website. Customers can invest in no-load mutual funds or move their current individual retirement account into a Fidelity IRA.

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By opening a brokerage account, customers retain the ability to trade any U.S. equity on any of the major market indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq or the Russell 2000, explains Fidelity. Other investment opportunities include buying and selling options, bonds, certificates of deposit and precious metals. Fidelity offers brokerage account holders free, independent research so they can make informed decisions about their next investment.

The online broker review website StockBrokers.com ranked Fidelity with 4 1/2 out of five stars, as of Feb. 7, 2015, notes Blain Reinkensmeyer. Fidelity is a full-service broker that is well-known throughout the financial industry with over 15 million retail brokerage accounts and $1.5 trillion in assets.

Fidelity also offers retirement services for its online brokerage account holders and up-to-the-minute investment guidance with each trade executed by customers. Fidelity provides account holders with an Equity Investment Summary Score for major companies, such as Apple and Microsoft, states its official website.

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