Build a portfolio of stocks that you select
Generally, mutual funds give you exposure to a broader range of stocks than you might be able to buy on your own. But individual stocks may have a place in your portfolio if you want to:
Invest in a specific company.
Roll over a stock you have in a retirement plan at work.
Complement mutual funds in your portfolio.
Take a hands-on approach to investment decisions.
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Find stocks that meet the specific criteria you choose.
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What you can expect when trading at Vanguard
When you trade with us, you'll get unbiased service from knowledgeable investment professionals rewarded for service, not sales. You'll also enjoy:
Competitive commissions & fees
Most Vanguard clients pay no more than $7 per trade—some enjoy $2 or even commission-free trades.*
View our commission and fee schedules
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).
Are you an experienced stock investor?
In addition to our competitive commissions and high-quality trade executions, you can:
Trade on margin
Want to borrow the cash or securities you need to complete a trade? Complete a Margin Account Application. Note that trading on margin involves a high degree of risk.
Learn more about margin accounts
Buy & sell options
These complex investments aren't for the faint of heart because of their significant risk. Research them thoroughly—including applying for the required preapproval—before investing.**
Learn more about options trading
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VMC Statement of Financial Condition—audited (December 31, 2013)
*Trading limits, fund expenses, and minimum investments may apply. See the Vanguard Brokerage commission and fee schedules for full details.
**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 One North Wacker Drive, Suite 500, 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.
Securities in your brokerage account are held in custody by Vanguard Brokerage Services, a division of Vanguard Marketing Corporation, member FINRA and SIPC. Account protection information