Author Topic: ETF in a Roth  (Read 1322 times)

Cwadda

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2180
  • Age: 24
ETF in a Roth
« on: January 11, 2015, 08:52:18 PM »
Hi Folks,

Quick question. I want to buy a little bit of VDE for my Roth IRA, which currently consists of 100% VTSAX. It won't let me buy the ETF. What am I doing wrong?

MDM

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 9102
Re: ETF in a Roth
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 09:05:09 PM »
What is "it" that won't let you do this?

Cwadda

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2180
  • Age: 24
Re: ETF in a Roth
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 09:06:15 PM »
What is "it" that won't let you do this?

The Vanguard website.


"To buy Vanguard ETFs®, stocks, bonds, CDs, or exchange-traded funds from other fund companies, you'll need a Vanguard Brokerage Services® account. Learn about the advantages of Vanguard Brokerage »"

MDM

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 9102
Re: ETF in a Roth
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 09:23:45 PM »
"To buy Vanguard ETFs®, stocks, bonds, CDs, or exchange-traded funds from other fund companies, you'll need a Vanguard Brokerage Services® account. Learn about the advantages of Vanguard Brokerage »"
Do you have an account at Vanguard?

One I have shows as "John Doe—Traditional IRA Brokerage Account—12345678" (of course with different name and account number).

If you think you have the appropriate account, calling Vanguard is probably the best approach.  If you don't have what you need - a Vanguard Brokerage Services® account - then applying for one seems best....

Cwadda

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2180
  • Age: 24
Re: ETF in a Roth
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 09:52:40 PM »
Yeah, I mean I have an entire Roth account with Vanguard. I'll give them a call tomorrow.