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Comparison Firstrade vs Vanguard

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

First of all, we’ll compare the commission fees of the two brokers. Firstrade has a commission fee of $0, and Vanguard has a commission fee of $7 per trade (first 25). When analyzing trading options, the commission fees of Firstrade is $0, and that one of Vanguard is $7+$1 per contract (first 25). The full online broker reviews contains more detailed information on the brokers’ commission fees.

Investors should always know about types of online trading supported by broker and about tools provided by them in trading. It is very important information as well. Let’s compare them. are Firstrade provides customers with Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading, and Vanguard provides customers with Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading. As for platforms, Firstrade offers Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App, while Vanguard offers Web Platform, Android App, iOS App.

In conclusion, when comparing the two online brokers, we should pay our attention to the year and country of foundation, the regulatory authorities and ways to withdraw funds. Firstrade was founded in 1985 in United States, and it is regulated by SEC and FINRA. And Vanguard was founded in 1975 in USA, and it is regulated by Various local Jurisdictions. Withdrawal of funds from Firstrade can be done using Bank Wire with a withdrawal fee of $30 domestic US, $50 international. And Vanguard provides the ability to withdraw funds using Bank Wire with a withdrawal fee of $10. The time for withdrawal in Firstrade is 2-3 business days, and that one in Vanguard is 3 Business days.

As a result, the rating of Firstrade is 3.9 stars versus that of Vanguard of 3.9 stars.

Overall Rating

 
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
 
Firstrade
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
Firstrade
Stock
$0
ETFs
$0
Options
$0
Mutual Funds
$0
Bonds
$40
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
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Firstrade
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Vanguard
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading

Platforms

Platforms
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
Firstrade
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
Vanguard
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
Firstrade
Research & Analysis
Education
Vanguard
Research & Analysis
Education

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
Firstrade
Android App
iOS App
Vanguard
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
Firstrade
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire
Vanguard
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire

Withdrawals

Withdrawals
Bank Wire
Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Fee
Firstrade
Bank Wire
Withdrawal Time
2-3 business days
Withdrawal Fee
$30 domestic US, $50 international
Vanguard
Bank Wire
Withdrawal Time
3 Business days
Withdrawal Fee
$10

Security & Fairness

Security & Fairness
Сountry of Origin
Year Founded
Regulated By
Firstrade
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1985
Regulated By
SEC and FINRA
Vanguard
Сountry of Origin
USA
Year Founded
1975
Regulated By
Various local Jurisdictions

Customer Service

Customer Service
Phone
Email
Live Chat
 
Firstrade
Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Live Chat
No
Vanguard
Phone
Yes
Email
No
Live Chat
No

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