Author Topic: Shifting Roth IRA ETFs to Vanguard ETFs  (Read 2349 times)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Shifting Roth IRA ETFs to Vanguard ETFs
« on: June 23, 2013, 04:50:40 PM »
First off, i'd like to stay thank you for all the information and dedicated people here. I have been lurking for a while now.
I have built up some low cost index style ETFs (SPY,IWN,RWR,VEA) in my roth account and i'm wondering what the downside is converting them to Vanguard ETFs (VTI,VB,VNQ,VEA).  I just shifted brokerages and i have some free trades to get to the Vanguard funds then, their ETFs will trade commission free.
I'm thinking that i only stand to lose a little bit in "slippage" but should regain that via lower operating costs and no commissions. I plan on selling and buying same day and not trying to time the market. With the AA being basically the same i don't think much will change.
What say you?
Thanks in advance,


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Re: Shifting Roth IRA ETFs to Vanguard ETFs
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 11:18:03 AM »
If you want to invest in Vanguard ETFs, why not move your roth over there?  You can open a brokerage account inside a vanguard Roth, and all of their own ETFs have no fee to trade.


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Re: Shifting Roth IRA ETFs to Vanguard ETFs
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013, 06:51:39 PM »
TD Ameritrade offers most (if not all) of the Vanguard ETFs commission free as well.  Lots of others too.  I just opened an account there a few weeks ago.  The only restriction is that once you buy an ETF, you can't sell any portion for 30 days or you will be charged a $19.99 fee.

I realize you just switched brokerages, so you probably don't want to switch again.  Just mentioning it for others reading the thread.


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