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Vanguard stumbles in pivot from cult of Jack Bogle

11 comments

  1. [10]
    skybrian
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    The website is rather old and I'm not sure I trust it to work for corner cases. I'm not sure what company would be better, though?

    The website is rather old and I'm not sure I trust it to work for corner cases. I'm not sure what company would be better, though?

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      HotPants
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      Which website? Bogleheads? Bloomberg? Vanguard?

      Which website? Bogleheads? Bloomberg? Vanguard?

      2 votes
      1. [7]
        skybrian
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        Vanguard.

        Vanguard.

        1 vote
        1. [6]
          HotPants
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          I've collected a number of brokerage accounts. Vanguard is no better nor worse than most. Not sure what corner cases you are thinking of however. Options? After hours trades? Foreign stocks?

          I've collected a number of brokerage accounts.

          Vanguard is no better nor worse than most.

          Not sure what corner cases you are thinking of however. Options? After hours trades? Foreign stocks?

          2 votes
          1. [5]
            skybrian
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            Nothing so fancy. I have used Schwab as well and they seem fine. I was just wondering if there is anything people particularly like for its UI.

            Nothing so fancy. I have used Schwab as well and they seem fine. I was just wondering if there is anything people particularly like for its UI.

            1 vote
            1. [3]
              HotPants
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              I've never met a trading UI that I particularly liked. I only really detested one UI... InteractiveBrokers.

              I've never met a trading UI that I particularly liked.

              I only really detested one UI... InteractiveBrokers.

              3 votes
              1. [2]
                dootdoot
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                Your comment gave me flashbacks. IB is awful!

                Your comment gave me flashbacks. IB is awful!

                2 votes
                1. HotPants
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                  Much like the brotherhood caused by other disasters (natural or manmade), I feel like we now have a common and immutable bond over the disaster known as the IB UI. I had read that IB support was...

                  Much like the brotherhood caused by other disasters (natural or manmade), I feel like we now have a common and immutable bond over the disaster known as the IB UI.

                  I had read that IB support was also terrible. The support were very responsive to my one issue I had. I guess they were so relieved that I wasn't calling to complain about the UI, they forgot to be unhelpful.

                  2 votes
            2. skullkid2424
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              The conventional (alternative read: hivemind) advice I've been hearing for the past several years is that Vanguard, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab are all more or less the top options. While...

              The conventional (alternative read: hivemind) advice I've been hearing for the past several years is that Vanguard, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab are all more or less the top options. While vanguard was in the forefront of the low-cost index fund wave for a while, fidelity and charles schwab offer similar options. If you're already set up in any of the 3 of them, then there probably isn't a super compelling reason to change. They'll have slight differences and new features to try and entice people back and forth though.

              For me, I've got Fidelity through a work 401k and ended up also getting their 2% cashback credit card to use as my daily driver (got tired to managing several cards to min/max rewards). I opened my IRA and generic broker account in vanguard way back when though, so I have things fairly evenly split between them. I haven't had any major problems with either. I can't personally speak to schwab.

              2 votes
    2. boltsky
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      If you just want a basic 3 fund portfolio, it’s not hard to accomplish with most brokerages now that they’ve eliminated their trading fees. You can buy Vanguard ETFs easily at Fidelity or Schwab.

      If you just want a basic 3 fund portfolio, it’s not hard to accomplish with most brokerages now that they’ve eliminated their trading fees. You can buy Vanguard ETFs easily at Fidelity or Schwab.

      2 votes