Author Topic: Vanguard Investing  (Read 2247 times)


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Vanguard Investing
« on: July 14, 2016, 07:07:17 PM »
I would like to try investing in Vanguard from Canada. Kind of try it out with a $1000.

How do you invest in Vanguard from Canada? And what ETF's are you investing in?

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Re: Vanguard Investing
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 08:37:21 PM »
Call Vanguard: 800-962-5209.

I'm in VTSAX and VBTLX. You need more than $1000 to invest in these.


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Re: Vanguard Investing
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 08:43:56 AM »
You can't buy Vanguard directly in Canada - different rules.
You need an account with an online broker. eg Questrade (who offer free ETF buys)
There are Canadian listed Vanguard ETFs tracking all the major indices or you can buy the US ones directly

Do a search here - it comes up a lot.


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Re: Vanguard Investing
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2016, 04:56:50 PM »
Index funds aren't something you really try out. You should be in it for the long haul. Invest early and often as Jack Bogle says. You should check out the bogleheads website wiki and the Canadian financial wisdom forum wiki.

I've simplified my asset allocation to 15% vcn %85 vxc. I was investing in vdu and vun but simplified by buying vxc. I still have the old positions. Most would pick up vab for bonds. I buy etfs almost every two weeks through my investorline account and they are purchased in an rrsp or tfsa. It does cost 9.99 per trade but I like having everything in one place. I started off small and I'm actually down as I was buying vdu on the way down. I have a small portfolio.

Check out the sites I listed above and "boomer and echo" and Canadian Couch Potato, as well as the Frugal Toque posts by mmm here.

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