Vanguard Brokerage Announces a Cheaper Trade Commission Structure
Today, Vanguard announced a new trading commission structure for Vanguard brokerage accounts. Here is a quick overview of the new commision structure:
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I have been using our Vanguard Advantage account as our primary brokerage account for a couple years now. This new commission structure even looks more attractive to me. As a Vanguard Flagship client we previously received 12 free trades a year and paid a very reasonable flat $8 fee per trade thereafter. Under the new trading structure we will get 25 free trades and then pay a flat $2 fee per trade thereafter. In addition all Vanguard ETF trades will now be free.
Does this Change Our Investment Purchase Strategy?
I think this will alter the frequency of our stock investment purchases. With a lower trading cost it makes traditional DRIPs less appealing to us and allows us to trade more frequently and in smaller amounts without increasing the trading costs. I can now make a couple limit order investments every month with as little as 1 share for basically no cost.
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