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Open your brokerage account online

You need a brokerage account to invest in Vanguard ETFs®. If you have any questions along the way, we're happy to help.

Already have a brokerage account?

You can get started investing in ETFs right away.

Already investing in ETFs somewhere else?

Need to open a brokerage account?

Step 1

Choose an account type based on your investing goal

Step 2

Choose a settlement fund

You'll need to pick your settlement fund from the options below. (If you're opening a brokerage IRA, choose Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund, since your earnings in the IRA will already be exempt from federal taxes.)

Step 3

Open your account online in about 10 minutes

Avoid account service fees by registering for secure access to our website and letting us send account documents to you electronically.

Buy your ETFs

Just find the ETF you want from our lineup of more than 60 Vanguard ETFs®.

Need help choosing your ETFs?

Open your account online

We're here to help

If you're new to Vanguard:

Call 888-241-1395

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern time

If you're already a Vanguard client:

Call 888-992-8327

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Eastern time


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Settlement fund

This money market mutual fund will hold the money you use to buy ETFs, as well as the proceeds whenever you sell.