Last fall, I was trying to find a business bank account with checking and interest-earnings. I looked through many banks. At that time I had a free Business Checking account with HSBC. Unfortunately, HSBC did not offer interest on money in the checking account.
After much searching, I finally found Fidelity. Fidelity offers interest for business accounts with check writing. I saw a promotion for $100 with a $10K deposit. I moved all my money from HSBC to Fidelity. In Fidelity, they offered different money market options. I chose the FIDELITY NY MUNI MONEY MARKET (FNYXX). The fund is tax-exempt from federal, state, and city taxes.
Fidelity provides more than just a brokerage account. I realized I could link all my accounts together with Fidelity. It gave me the idea of account management in one place. I started a personal account with them as well. I told them I was an active trader and they gave me the lowest commissions’ schedule, which is $8 per transaction. The $8 commission is usually reserved for those with 120+ trades/year and $25,000 in household assets, or $1 million in household assets. I did not meet their requirements at the time, but told them that I would be doing a lot of trading and they granted me the lowest commissions’ level.
For market research, Fidelity is rated amongst the top for having the best research tools in the industry. Fidelity’s Research section offers a comprehensive list of reports that is not available in TD Ameritrade or Scottrade. Fidelity also offers IPO trading, a very hot selling point for me.
Fidelity’s customer service is excellent. Compared with TD Ameritrade, Fidelity’s customer service representatives are professional, knowledgeable, and patient. They take the time to listen and answer my questions. It makes me feel like a first-class customer and makes me want to try Fidelity’s Privilege services.
I would definitely recommend Fidelity Investments.
Note: I am not affiliated with Fidelity and I do not work for them.