Vanguard index funds

Jan 4, 2019 21 Comments

Im new to the investment game. I have my brokerage account with fidelity through Microsoft. Im looking to invest in index funds

40% Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund
30% Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund
30% Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund

But all these Vanguard index funds does not take any new investors when i tried using fidelity website. Any suggestions of how to get into these vanguard index funds.

What are the better alternatives if above is not possible

TC: 220k YOE: 6

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  • F5 Networks Op64em
    Check out the bogleheads wiki. Look up the three fund portfolio.
    Jan 4, 2019 1
    • Microsoft $$|$$
      Yup that was what i was looking. But those funds dont take any new investors anymore
      Jan 4, 2019
  • New / Eng Tesla4
    I would advise going for ETFs. They have lower expense ratios and no minimum any requirements. Also trades are commission free.
    Jan 4, 2019 0
  • Yelp / Eng
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    Let’s play some pingpong or badminton
    welpppmore
    Honestly, you should open account from Schwab, they have better UI and more importantly - lower expense ratio. Message me if you got more questions.
    Jan 4, 2019 2
    • Microsoft $$|$$
      Thanks but i heard Schwab rate of return is not as good as vanguard ?
      Jan 4, 2019
    • Yelp / Eng
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      welpppmore
      You should look at the holdings of the two funds and see the difference.
      Jan 4, 2019
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    • Yahoo / Eng TC or GTF0
      You can guess based on their holdings. If it’s a s&p500 fund you can assume it will be near identical to the s&p500
      Jan 4, 2019
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      pKlN88more
      Sure. Taking my advice back. Good luck with your investment.
      Jan 4, 2019
  • Yelp / Eng
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    welpppmore
    Maybe reduce bond by 10-20% if you’re young ;)
    Jan 4, 2019 2
    • Microsoft $$|$$
      Thanks :) but how do i get into these index funds if they are not accepting new investors ?
      Jan 4, 2019
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      Too young for bonds
      Jan 4, 2019
  • Google iegb37
    Look for vanguard etf equivalents. They are supported for any amounts
    Jan 4, 2019 1
    • Microsoft $$|$$
      Is that the only way or alternative ?
      Jan 4, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng Mmmmh
    Use fidelity equivalents. Fskax etc
    Jan 15 0
  • Intuitive Surgical maakasaki
    Why vanguard if you can get all same option in fidelity mutual funds and you can make three fund portfolio smoothly there itself in fidelity and avoid paying purchase fee and essily set AIP.

    Understand index that are not managed snd follow an index. Both vanguard and fidelity try to be as close as possible to these index .

    So clearly any index fund among these will perform 99% similar and are no brainer specially if you consider total market or similar. Clealry, one with low expense ratio is winner for investor
    Dec 28, 2019 0
  • Rackspace gITI21
    Op, what’d you end up doing about Vanguard new investor thingy?
    Sep 23, 2019 0
  • Apple badslice
    FBGRX is a blue chip fund with no initial barrier and average fees through fidelity
    Jan 4, 2019 0

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