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Comparison TD Ameritrade vs Vanguard

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

Firstly, let’s compare commission fees provided by these brokers for regular transactions. TD Ameritrade has a commission fee of $6.95, and Vanguard has a commission fee of $7 per trade (first 25). Let’s analyze the commission fees on trading options. TD Ameritrade has a commission fee of $6.95 + $0.75, Vanguard has a commission fee of $7+$1 per contract (first 25). The full online broker reviews contains more detailed information on the brokers’ commission fees.

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, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading, Forex Trading, Futures Trading are provided to customers by TD Ameritrade and Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading are provided by Vanguard. As for platforms, TD Ameritrade offers Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App, while Vanguard offers 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. TD Ameritrade was founded in 1975 in United States, and it is regulated by SEC, FINRA. And Vanguard was founded in 1975 in USA, and it is regulated by Various local Jurisdictions. We can withdraw funds from TD Ameritrade with the help of Bank Wire, and its withdrawal fee is free. 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 TD Ameritrade is one Business Day, and that one in Vanguard is 3 Business days.

As a result, the rating of TD Ameritrade is 4.5 stars versus that of Vanguard of 3.9 stars.

Overall Rating

 
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
 
TD Ameritrade
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
Forex Spreads
Futures
TD Ameritrade
Stock
$6.95
ETFs
Commission-free
Options
$6.95 + $0.75
Mutual Funds
Commission-free
Bonds
Commission-free
Forex Spreads
$0.10 per 1,000 units
Futures
$2.25 fee per contract
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
Forex Spreads
N/A
Futures
N/A

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
TD Ameritrade
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Vanguard
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading

Platforms

Platforms
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
TD Ameritrade
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
Vanguard
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account
TD Ameritrade
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account
Vanguard
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
TD Ameritrade
Android App
iOS App
Vanguard
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
TD Ameritrade
Minimum deposit
None
Bank Wire
Vanguard
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire

Withdrawals

Withdrawals
Bank Wire
Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Fee
TD Ameritrade
Bank Wire
Withdrawal Time
One Business Day
Withdrawal Fee
Free
Vanguard
Bank Wire
Withdrawal Time
3 Business days
Withdrawal Fee
$10

Security & Fairness

Security & Fairness
Сountry of Origin
Year Founded
Regulated By
TD Ameritrade
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1975
Regulated By
SEC, FINRA
Vanguard
Сountry of Origin
USA
Year Founded
1975
Regulated By
Various local Jurisdictions

Customer Service

Customer Service
Phone
Email
Live Chat
 
TD Ameritrade
Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Live Chat
Yes (In-App Chat)
Vanguard
Phone
Yes
Email
No
Live Chat
No

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