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Old 12-19-2020, 12:26 PM   #61
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Lots of accounts over the years, but have settled down with FIDO and Vanguard. I'm an active options trader with FIDO and I've been very happy except for a couple issues this year that have me wondering if I need to investigate Schwab. One thing for sure, I am more than pleased with their SCHD for a great income fund.
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Old 12-19-2020, 11:44 PM   #62
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I assume you are aware that any ETF even if from Vanguard costs the same at Fido. IMHO, the trading platform at Fido is much easier and has better execution.
Yep. Itís just that Vanguard itself has many more lower-expense-ratio funds, and if I want to buy a Vanguard fund at Fido, I have to pay a $75 fee.
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Old 12-20-2020, 05:23 AM   #63
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Yep. Itís just that Vanguard itself has many more lower-expense-ratio funds, and if I want to buy a Vanguard fund at Fido, I have to pay a $75 fee.
If you are using index Funds, Fidelity has super low ER index funds.
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I have Schwab and would not change as I would have to learn a new program.

One thing is when I buy or sell (i think) vanguard fund I get charged 49.95. This very rarely happens as I am a buy and hold type investor and only have two vanguard funds.
Hint: If you are a substantial Schwab customer, talk to them about paying commissions to buy Vanguard MF's.

BTW, no commission on the sell end of the trade if you aren't able to negotiate your way out of any commission at all.
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