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Comparison Charles Schwab vs Vanguard

The InvestorGreg.net broker comparisons assess over a dozen different brokers, finding the best online trading brokers. This comparison page compares Charles Schwab vs Vanguard. Is Charles Schwab or Vanguard a better online broker?

First of all, we’ll compare the commission fees of the two brokers. Charles Schwab has a commission fee of $4.95, and Vanguard has a commission fee of $7 per trade (first 25). Let’s analyze the commission fees on trading options. Charles Schwab has a commission fee of $4.95 + $0.65 per contract, Vanguard has a commission fee of $7+$1 per contract (first 25). You can read more detailed information on commission fees in the online broker reviews.

It is important for investors to know what types of online trading broker supports and what tools they can use for trading. Let’s compare them. Stocks Trading, Penny Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading, Robo Advisor are provided to customers by Charles Schwab and Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading are provided by Vanguard. Concerning the platforms, Charles Schwab uses Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App, while Vanguard uses Web Platform, Android App, iOS App.

Finally, by comparing the two online brokers, we want to pay attention to the year and country of establishing, the regulatory authorities and the possibility of withdrawing funds. Charles Schwab was established in 1973 in United States, and it is regulated by SIPC. And Vanguard was established in 1975 in USA, and it is regulated by Various local Jurisdictions. We can withdraw funds from Charles Schwab with the help of Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard, and its withdrawal fee is $0. And Vanguard provides the ability to withdraw funds with the help of Bank Wire, and its withdrawal fee is $10. The time for withdrawal in Charles Schwab is 5 days, and that one in Vanguard is 3 Business days.

As a result, the rating of Charles Schwab is 4.1 stars versus that of Vanguard of 3.9 stars.

Overall Rating

 
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
 
Charles Schwab
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
Vanguard
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education

Fees

Fees
Stock
ETFs
Options
Mutual Funds
Bonds
Charles Schwab
Stock
$4.95
ETFs
$29.85
Options
$4.95 + $0.65 per contract
Mutual Funds
$49.95
Bonds
$1
Vanguard
Stock
$7 per trade (first 25)
ETFs
$7 per trade (first 25)
Options
$7+$1 per contract (first 25)
Mutual Funds
$7 per trade (first 25)
Bonds
N/A

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Robo Advisor
Charles Schwab
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Robo Advisor
Vanguard
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Robo Advisor

Platforms

Platforms
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
Charles Schwab
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
Vanguard
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account
Charles Schwab
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account
Vanguard
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
Charles Schwab
Android App
iOS App
Vanguard
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Charles Schwab
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Vanguard
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard

Withdrawals

Withdrawals
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Fee
Charles Schwab
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
5 days
Withdrawal Fee
$0
Vanguard
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
3 Business days
Withdrawal Fee
$10

Security & Fairness

Security & Fairness
Сountry of Origin
Year Founded
Regulated By
Charles Schwab
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1973
Regulated By
SIPC
Vanguard
Сountry of Origin
USA
Year Founded
1975
Regulated By
Various local Jurisdictions

Customer Service

Customer Service
Phone
Email
Live Chat
 
Charles Schwab
Phone
1-877-853-1802
Email
Email form
Live Chat
Yes
Vanguard
Phone
Yes
Email
No
Live Chat
No

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