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Vanguard Brokerage Account

The home for all your investments

Are your investments scattered at different providers—an IRA here, stocks there?

Consolidating your assets at Vanguard can make it easier to focus. You'll see your entire portfolio at a glance and be able to adjust quickly if you've gotten off track.

And if you're looking for a broad range of investment products—beyond Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs (exchange-traded funds)—your brokerage account is the gateway to any investment you choose.

The home for all your investments

Get more investing options

Your brokerage account allows you to design a portfolio with a broad array of investments.

Exchange-traded funds

Choose from more than 70 industry-leading Vanguard ETFs® and ETFs from other companies.

Mutual funds from other companies

Buy and hold more than 16,000 mutual funds from other companies—many without commissions.*

Individual securities

Stocks, options, bonds, and CDs (certificates of deposit)—everything fits in your brokerage account. Or simply use the account to keep any stocks you may already have.

Keep more of what's yours

Fund costs and brokerage fees can put a drag on your returns. Vanguard's management costs are among the lowest in the industry, so more of your returns stay where they belong—in your account.**

Commission-free trading

You'll never pay a commission to buy Vanguard's mutual funds and ETFs through your brokerage account.

Competitive rates

Most investors pay just $7 or less for stocks and ETF trades. And as your account grows, you can look forward to decreasing costs.

Best execution

Be assured that our trading practices and aligned interests are designed to help get you the best price for your order in a timely fashion.

We have your back

Count on us to work for you and help give you the best chance for investment success and for achieving your financial goals.

We complement our investment expertise with services that simplify the way you manage your portfolio—meaning you have more time for yourself!

Investment tools

Find, select, and monitor your investments with competitive screening and research tools.

Help when you need it

Get assistance from our expert, unbiased trading specialists who work for you.

Mobile apps

Trade most stocks and mutual funds wherever you are and whenever you want on your mobile device.


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The sum total of your investments managed toward a specific goal.

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Mutual funds

A type of investment that pools shareholder money and invests it in a variety of securities. Each investor owns shares of the fund and can buy or sell these shares at any time. Mutual funds are typically more diversified, low-cost, and convenient than investing in individual securities, and they're professionally managed.

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ETFs (exchange-traded funds)

A type of investment with characteristics of both mutual funds and individual stocks. ETFs are professionally managed and typically diversified, like mutual funds, but they can be bought and sold at any point during the day using straightforward or sophisticated strategies.

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A fee charged by a broker for executing a securities transaction.

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An investment that represents part ownership in a corporation. Each share of stock is a proportional stake in the corporation's assets and profits.

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A type of investment that gives you the right to either buy or sell a specified security for a specific price on or before the option's expiration date.

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A loan made to a corporation or government in exchange for regular interest payments. The bond issuer agrees to pay back the loan by a specific date. Bonds can be traded on the secondary market.

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CD (certificate of deposit)

An insured, interest-bearing deposit that requires the depositor to keep the money invested for a specific period of time or face penalties.