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Although Robinhood is typically thought of as a beginner-friendly investing app, Fidelity actually earned the title of Best Broker for Beginning Investors and the Best App for Investing in NerdWallet's 2021 Best-Of Awards. Robinhood may have an easier, quicker sign-up process, and its user experience is definitely built for a mobile-first generation, but Fidelity has several offerings you won't find at Robinhood: expense-ratio-free index funds, strong customer service, a large selection of research providers and retirement accounts, to name a few.