Vanguard FAQ

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Vanguard--General FAQ

Why Vanguard?

Vanguard is well known for its unique corporate structure, its low costs, and its disciplined investment management processes: These corporate characteristics are laid out in the following documents:

Are my investments at Vanguard safe?

Vanguard Safety by Mel Lindauer

What are benefits of Voyager, Voyager Select and Flagship, and what counts toward reaching these $ limits?

  • See how you qualify for enhanced services
  • Voyager benefits
  • Voyager Select benefits
  • Flagship benefits

Can I tell if a VG fund is going to have a distribution?

Vanguard provides early announcements of quarterly and year end fund distributions on the website news center:

March 2008 Fund distribution announcement

How can I view, link, manage, my spouse's Vanguard account via my own online access?

Fill out and return the Limited Agent Authorization Form for "view-only" access, or the Vanguard Agent Authorization for full access, or visit the Legal and Tax Forms Page.

What fees does Vanguard charge, and how can I avoid them?

Vanguard fund fees explained

Vanguard Brokerage Services (VBS)

How does VBS compare to other brokerages?

What are the fees ?

Vanguard Brokerage Fees and Commissions

How do I sell specific shares at Vanguard?

Specific Identification of Shares

Can I buy bonds through VBS? What is the cost?

Vanguard Brokerage Fees and Commissions.