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Scottrade is a discount online broker that originated as Scottsdale Securities in 1980. was launched in 1996.

Boglehead-style investing at Scottrade

The building blocks of Boglehead-style investing are low-expense-ratio index mutual funds and/or ETFs. Vanguard fans would suggest that Vanguard has the best and most complete lineup of such funds, and that the most convenient place to hold Vanguard mutual funds is directly at Vanguard. Thus, the Bogleheads forum and Wiki tends to be Vanguard-oriented.

But, investing according to the Boglehead philosophy certainly does not require you to invest at Vanguard nor use Vanguard products. Especially if you use ETFs --including Vanguard's own-- a low-cost broker can be a less expensive way to manage a Boglehead portfolio.

Scottrade was acquired by TD Ameritrade effective September 18, 2017. [1]

For investing at Scottstrade per the Boglehead philosophy, see: TD Ameritrade

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