Complement your investment portfolio with individual stocks
Enjoy the convenience of having all of your investments in one place. Select individual stocks with the help of our powerful online tools and timely information.
Are you new to trading individual stocks?
Although mutual funds give you exposure to a broader range of stocks than you might be able to buy on your own, individual stocks may have a place in your portfolio if you want to:
- Invest in a specific company.
- Keep the stock you have in a retirement plan at work.
- Buy at a specific price set throughout the day.
- Complement the mutual funds in your existing portfolio.
- Take a hands-on approach to making informed investment decisions.
Are you an experienced stock investor?
In addition to our competitive commissions and high-quality trade executions, you can also:
Trade on margin
Want to borrow the cash or securities you need to complete a trade? Vanguard Brokerage clients can apply to trade on margin by completing a Margin Account Application. It's important to understand that trading on margin involves a high degree of risk.
More about margin accounts
Buy and sell options
These complex investments aren't for the faint of heart because of the significant amount of risk involved. Be sure to research them thoroughly—including applying for the required preapproval—before investing.*
More about options trading
How Vanguard Brokerage is different
Competitive commissions and fees
Most Vanguard clients pay no more than $7 per trade—some enjoy $2, or even commission-free, trades.** And you'll pay the same rate whether you're trading online or with personal assistance from one of our investment professionals.
Review our commission schedule
High-quality trade executions
We strive to obtain the best execution price by:
- Performing regular and rigorous reviews of all market centers.
- Comparing the overall effective price with the national best bid and offer (NBBO).
Tools that can help
Use our stock screener
Find stocks that meet the specific criteria of your choosing, like past performance, debt and yield, and price/earnings ratios.
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Sign up for alert messaging
Track individual stocks, mutual funds, or the markets with this free service. We'll e-mail the alerts you select so you can make more-informed investment decisions.
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