Vanguard FAQ

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Vanguard FAQ (frequently asked questions) provides answers to questions regarding Vanguard, fund accounts, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.

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 considers fiduciary issues.

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

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:

Fund distribution (search results), select "Estimated year-end distributions for Vanguard funds", or "Vanguard fund distributions" for a current list.

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

Visit the Legal and Tax Forms Page. For "view-only" access, complete the "Inquiry Access Only" form, in section "Grant access to your accounts". For full access, complete the "Agent Authorization" form, in section "Grant access to your accounts".

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.