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You need a Vanguard Brokerage Account to trade mutual funds from other companies. It's easy to get started, and we can help you along the way.

Use our search tools to find mutual funds from other companies

Use this tool if you know a fund's name or ticker symbol.

Use this tool to see what funds are available by fund company.

Already have a brokerage account?

You can start investing now

Put your purchases on autopilot

Set up automatic investments of other companies' mutual funds. There's a minimum of $100 per transaction. Simply call 877-992-8327.

Need to open a brokerage account?

Step 1

Choose an account type based on your investing goal

  • A general account for you or owned jointly with someone else.
  • A Roth or traditional IRA.
  • A custodial account for a child.
  • A SEP-IRA if you're self-employed or own a small company.

Step 2

Get a settlement fund

Your settlement fund will be Vanguard Federal Money Market Fund.

Step 3

Open your account online in about 10 minutes

It doesn't take long to open an account if you have some information handy, such as your Social Security and bank account numbers.

Simplify portfolio management with an account transfer

You'll get more for your money and stay in charge of your assets.

Open or transfer accounts

Have mutual funds somewhere else?

We're here to help

If you're new to Vanguard:

Call 800-252-9578

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

If you're already a Vanguard client:

Call 800-888-3751

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

Vanguard mutual funds can lower your investing costs

Our low-cost, no-load funds can help you get the most for your money, diversify your investments, and reduce your investing risks.

Find out what sets Vanguard ETFs® apart

Enjoy some of the lowest costs in the industry, commission-free trades through Vanguard Brokerage,* and fund management expertise when you invest in our ETFs.


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Settlement fund

A fund used to pay for and receive proceeds from trades in your brokerage account.