Author Topic: Help converting Vanguard ETFs to New Commission-free ETFs at TD Ameritrade  (Read 2073 times)

maxpower

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Assuming TD Ameritrade's new commission-free ETF list, does anyone know off the top of their heads what the best matches would be for:

VTI
VBR
VEU
VWO
and
BND

I'm trying to decide whether or not to convert my Vanguard funds at TD, or to move the whole she-bang to another brokerage like Merrill Edge and jump through a bunch of hoops to continue investing in my Vanguard ETFs commission free ETFs.

Sorry for trying to outsource a bit of research, but I'm running like mad trying to get our house finished up enough to move in. I'd really appreciate any insight!

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Re: Help converting Vanguard ETFs to New Commission-free ETFs at TD Ameritrade
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 09:19:23 AM »
If you want to hold Vanguard funds, why not just hold them at Vanguard?

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Re: Help converting Vanguard ETFs to New Commission-free ETFs at TD Ameritrade
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 03:03:40 PM »
If you want to hold Vanguard funds, why not just hold them at Vanguard?

They charge commission fees for each ETF trade.


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Re: Help converting Vanguard ETFs to New Commission-free ETFs at TD Ameritrade
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 07:55:00 AM »
Assuming TD Ameritrade's new commission-free ETF list, does anyone know off the top of their heads what the best matches would be for:

VTI
VBR
VEU
VWO
and
BND

I'm trying to decide whether or not to convert my Vanguard funds at TD, or to move the whole she-bang to another brokerage like Merrill Edge and jump through a bunch of hoops to continue investing in my Vanguard ETFs commission free ETFs.

Sorry for trying to outsource a bit of research, but I'm running like mad trying to get our house finished up enough to move in. I'd really appreciate any insight!

These aren’t perfect matches because of differences in the index tracked but...
VTI — SPTM
VBR — SLYV
VEU — SPDW
VWO — SPEM
BND — SPAB

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Re: Help converting Vanguard ETFs to New Commission-free ETFs at TD Ameritrade
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 08:10:56 AM »
If you want to hold Vanguard funds, why not just hold them at Vanguard?

They charge commission fees for each ETF trade.

Not on vanguard ETFs https://investor.vanguard.com/investing/trading-fees-commissions

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Re: Help converting Vanguard ETFs to New Commission-free ETFs at TD Ameritrade
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 07:59:23 PM »
There are some things to consider that I had to weigh.  My son has a Roth, so he made the conversion.  My wife and I have taxables with only VTI in each.  I had to simmer down and realize that the only fee is going to be a single transaction fee.  Both or our accounts are new, so if we were to convert, we'd be hit with short term cap gains.  No thanks.  We'll be holding VTI and just let it ride for now.

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Re: Help converting Vanguard ETFs to New Commission-free ETFs at TD Ameritrade
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 08:22:34 PM »
There are some things to consider that I had to weigh.  My son has a Roth, so he made the conversion.  My wife and I have taxables with only VTI in each.  I had to simmer down and realize that the only fee is going to be a single transaction fee.  Both or our accounts are new, so if we were to convert, we'd be hit with short term cap gains.  No thanks.  We'll be holding VTI and just let it ride for now.

Why would you have short term capital gains? You should be able to transfer in kind without selling.

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Re: Help converting Vanguard ETFs to New Commission-free ETFs at TD Ameritrade
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 08:03:07 AM »
Not on vanguard ETFs https://investor.vanguard.com/investing/trading-fees-commissions

Oh man, Really? I even called them a week or so ago and asked them about that. Perhaps they misunderstood me? Anyway, thanks so much for that conversion list!


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