A Vanguard IRA offers more of what you want
Any company can claim it's client-focused, but with no outside owners or private stockholders to answer to, Vanguard's built to put you first.
Why should you open an IRA at Vanguard?
92% of Vanguard funds performed better than their peer-group averages over the past 10 years.*
On average, Vanguard mutual fund expense ratios are 82% less than the industry average.**
Our funds also come with:
Broad fund selection
Select from a wide variety of options for your Vanguard IRA®, including:
- "All in one" Target Retirement Funds.
- Vanguard mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
With a Vanguard Brokerage IRA, you'll also enjoy competitive trading commissions on:
- Non-Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs.
- Individual stocks and bonds and other securities.
Whether you're new to investing or already know what you want, you can choose the IRA and investments that are right for you.
You can count on us to be here for you now and in the long run. We've been around since 1975 and are now one of the world's largest mutual fund companies.†
Just between us
People like you, our clients, own Vanguard. There are no stockholders to pay because we don't have any. So with no one wedged between us, we get to focus on you, and you get to keep more of your returns. How we do that, and how it impacts you, is an interesting story.
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WHY LOW COSTS MATTER
"In every single time period and data point tested, low-cost funds beat high-cost funds."Morningstar study††
A fee you pay when you buy an investment on the "front end" or sell it on the "back end."
An annual fee charged by some mutual funds to pay for marketing and distribution activities. Like a fund's expense ratio, the fee is taken directly from fund assets, thus reducing shareholders' total returns.
A fee charged for making a transaction. At Vanguard, no one gets paid a sales commission for putting you in one of our funds.
A fee assessed each year on certain lower-balance mutual fund accounts and paid directly to the funds. The fee helps offset the cost of serving accounts with smaller balances. At Vanguard, you can avoid paying yearly account service fees by signing up for our e-service package.