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Comparison TradeStation vs Vanguard

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

Firstly, let’s compare commission fees provided by these brokers for regular transactions. TradeStation has a commission fee of 4, and Vanguard has a commission fee of $7 per trade (first 25). Let’s analyze the commission fees on trading options. TradeStation has a commission fee of 5, 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, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading, Futures Trading, Crypto Trading are provided to customers by TradeStation and Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading are provided by Vanguard. Concerning the platforms, TradeStation 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. TradeStation was founded in 1982 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. Withdrawal of funds from TradeStation can be done using Bank Wire with a withdrawal fee of $35 for US domestic withdrawals. And Vanguard provides the ability to withdraw funds using Bank Wire with a withdrawal fee of $10. The withdrawal time for TradeStation is 3-5 business days, and that one for Vanguard is 3 Business days.

As a result, the rating of TradeStation is 3.8 stars versus that of Vanguard of 3.9 stars.

Overall Rating

 
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
 
TradeStation
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
Futures
TradeStation
Stock
$0.00
ETFs
$0.00
Options
$0.60 per contract
Mutual Funds
$14.95 per trade
Bonds
$14.95 per trade
Futures
$1.50 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
Futures
N/A

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
TradeStation
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Vanguard
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading

Platforms

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

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
TradeStation
Research & Analysis
Education
Vanguard
Research & Analysis
Education

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
TradeStation
Android App
iOS App
Vanguard
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
TradeStation
Minimum deposit
$500
Bank Wire
Vanguard
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire

Withdrawals

Withdrawals
Bank Wire
Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Fee
TradeStation
Bank Wire
Withdrawal Time
3-5 business days
Withdrawal Fee
$35 for US domestic withdrawals
Vanguard
Bank Wire
Withdrawal Time
3 Business days
Withdrawal Fee
$10

Security & Fairness

Security & Fairness
Сountry of Origin
Year Founded
Regulated By
TradeStation
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1982
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
 
TradeStation
Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Live Chat
Yes
Vanguard
Phone
Yes
Email
No
Live Chat
No

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