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.
Need to open a Vanguard Brokerage Account?
Choose an account type based on your investing goal
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.)
This money market mutual fund will hold the money you use to buy ETFs, as well as the proceeds whenever you sell.
Open your account online in about 10 minutes
- Open your settlement fund with a minimum investment of $3,000.
- Choose the brokerage option when asked to select investments for your account. (Make sure the box for Vanguard funds is unchecked.)
- Avoid account service fees by registering for secure access to our website and letting us send account documents to you electronically.
Buy your ETFs
Once your money is in your settlement fund, you're ready to start buying ETFs. Just find the ETFs you want and select Buy.
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