Investment products

Stocks

Looking to invest in a specific company? Our brokerage accounts make it possible.

Already have a stock in mind?

Trading stocks at Vanguard means:

$0 commissions

Pay no commission when you buy or sell stocks and ETFs (exchange-traded funds) online at Vanguard.

High-quality trade execution

We’re constantly working to give you the best price on trades, and those efforts are reflected in our effective over quoted spread (E/Q) of 11.64%.* E/Q is the industry measurement for trade quality: the lower the percentage, the better.

No account minimums

You don’t need thousands of dollars to start investing in a stock. You can buy a stock at its market price per share, and you only need enough money in your settlement fund to cover the cost of the stocks you want to buy.

Consider diversification

ETFs allow you to invest in a basket of hundreds or even thousands of companies at the price of one share. Lower your risk and diversify your exposure to stocks with our Vanguard ETFs®.

See Vanguard's full lineup of ETFs

Find the right investments

Use our tools to help find a stock.

Want to learn more?

Get into the market for stocks & ETFs

Find out how to trade stocks on every domestic exchange and most over-the-counter markets. 

Questions to ask yourself before you trade

Here are some of the choices you'll need to make to trade online.

Order types & how they work

There are 4 ways you can place orders on most stocks and ETFs, depending on how much market risk you’re willing to take.

Ready to invest in stocks?

New to Vanguard or looking to consolidate your savings?


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Ready to invest in stocks?

New to Vanguard or looking to consolidate your savings?


Already a Vanguard client?  Log in to view your accounts.

Are you an experienced stock investor?

In addition to commission-free online stock trading and high-quality trade executions, you can invest using sophisticated trading techniques.

Trade on margin

Want to borrow the cash or securities you need to complete a trade or short sale?

Learn more about margin accounts

Complete your Margin Account Application online

Buy & sell options

Options are complex investments that involve a high degree of risk, so they’re best suited for experienced investors.**

Learn more about options trading

Still need help? Consider our advisor services

Vanguard Personal Advisor Services®

Get personalized support as you strive toward your goals, no matter where you stand on your financial journey.

Vanguard Digital Advisor®

Let our new online financial planner match an investment strategy to your retirement goals.

For more information about Vanguard funds or ETFs, visit vanguard.com to obtain a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information about a fund are contained in the prospectus; read and consider it carefully before investing.

*For market orders on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index sizes 100–499 for the 12-month period ended December 31, 2020. 

**Options are a leveraged investment and aren't suitable for every investor. Options involve risk, including the possibility that you could lose more money than you invest. Before buying or selling options, you must receive a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options issued by OCC. A copy of this booklet is available at theocc.com. It may also be obtained from your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or by contacting OCC at 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 (888-678-4667 or 888-OPTIONS). The booklet contains information on options issued by OCC. It's intended for educational purposes. No statement in the booklet should be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell a security or to provide investment advice. Call The Options Industry Council (OIC) helpline at 888-OPTIONS or visit optionseducation.org for more information. The OIC can provide you with balanced options education and tools to assist you with your options questions and trading.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.

Vanguard Personal Advisor Services and Vanguard Digital Advisor's services are provided by Vanguard Advisers, Inc. ("VAI"), a federally registered investment advisor. VAI is a subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc. (“VGI”), and an affiliate of Vanguard Marketing Corporation. Neither VAI, VGI, nor VMC guarantees profits or protection from losses.

You must buy and sell Vanguard ETF Shares through Vanguard Brokerage Services (we offer them commission-free) or through another broker (which may charge commissions). See the Vanguard Brokerage Services commission and fee schedules for full details. Vanguard ETF Shares are not redeemable directly with the issuing fund other than in very large aggregations worth millions of dollars. ETFs are subject to market volatility. When buying or selling an ETF, you will pay or receive the current market price, which may be more or less than net asset value.