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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're 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.

ETFs

Choose from more than 75 industry-leading Vanguard ETFs®, all of which are offered commission-free.

And enjoy commission-free trading on about 1,800 ETFs from more than 100 other companies when you buy and sell online.*

Mutual funds

Buy and hold more than 140 Vanguard mutual funds. Or select from more than 16,000 mutual funds from other companies—more than 2,500 of them without transaction fees.**

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.

Low-cost and unbiased

You'll experience low costs every day at Vanguard. Plus, you can rest assured that you'll always receive unbiased assistance because our professionals are salaried and never receive commissions.

Competitive rates

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

Best execution

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


Count on us to help you

Your success is important to us. We want to help you achieve your financial goals as simply as possible.

Take advantage of these convenient tools and services—so 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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Portfolio

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

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Mutual fund

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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ETF (exchange-traded fund)

A type of investment with characteristics of both mutual funds and individual stocks. ETFs are professionally managed and typically diversified, like mutual funds, but their prices change throughout the day, just like individual stocks.

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Commission

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

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Stock

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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Option

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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Bond

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.