Vanguard vs. ETRADE

Dec 8, 2019 13 Comments

Is there any advantage from one over the other?
For example, if I invest on VTSAX, would someone recommend Vaguard over ETRADE?

Thanks!

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TOP 13 Comments
  • RingCentral Ringman
    Vanguard all the way
    Dec 8, 2019 4
    • Google / Eng Bergey Sin
      If you have less than $400k-ish, doesn't matter. If you have more, I'd recommend splitting it up (no more than $400k with either broker) so you get more SIPC insurance. Won't protect you from markets going down, but it should protect you if either broker goes bust due to fraud (call me paranoid).
      Dec 9, 2019
    • RingCentral Ringman
      ^ that’s a pretty good advice
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Microsoft IDC_IBS
    Vanguard is expensive for individual stock trades
    Dec 11, 2019 0
  • Vanguard. Etrade Schwab Robinhood and others scam you on your uninvested cash.
    Dec 8, 2019 3
    • Square / Eng 0x63721
      Not to mention $20 trades is highway robbery (E-Trade)
      Dec 8, 2019
    • Vanguard puts your uninvested cash into a federal money market fund. Which currently pays 1.72% interest. Etrade does the same thing with ur cash but pays something like 0.01% interest and pockets the other 1.7%. Which is a total scam. They take in billions a year off this.
      Dec 8, 2019
  • New Manea
    Does Etrade really charge for trades ? I thought it was 0$ trades.

    How is Fidelity compared to these two ?
    Dec 9, 2019 1
    • Apple solo12098
      OP
      E*TRADE no longer charges
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Apple solo12098
    OP
    E*TRADE no longer charges for trades. About the 1.72% thing, great to know!
    Dec 8, 2019 0

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