Use the app to do the following (some features may not be available for employer-sponsored plans):
• Manage account activity (check your balances, monitor performance, view account statements and messages, review employer-sponsored plan).
• Buy & sell (trade mutual funds, ETFs, and stocks; use your camera to invest by check into an eligible account; transact on your employer plan).
• Stay informed (use the portfolio analysis tool, track market index trends, research investments, view and share the latest news).
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**Vanguard ETF Shares can be bought and sold only through a broker (who may charge a commission) and cannot be redeemed with the issuing fund. The market price of Vanguard ETF Shares may be more or less than net asset value.**
U.S. Patent Nos. 6,879,964; 7,337,138; 7,720,749; 7,925,573; 8,090,646; and 8,417,623.
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Ratings and Reviews
This week was a tough week on the market. However, despite a minor hit, I’ve never felt more secure that our future and holdings are in great hands, and that my family and I have a bright financial future ahead. If I need something, Whether tips, training, or options to choose from, Vanguard is there to help. There knowledgeable staff is always confident and up to date on regulation. They set the bar for “Gold Standard” service. I’m very confident that we we getting the best service possible with such and up and down market challenges and fully believe that we will (together w/ Vanguard) accomplish our financial goals! Integrity matters, and they have it, and they always have time for the little guy, even me :-)
The app has been generally useful but quite limited (I’m using it with an employer-sponsored retirement plan); its main value has been to check my account balance.
I have Touch ID enabled and it has worked well until recently. Now, when I login with Touch ID, the app shows me as logged-in but the screen has a (tiny) user id/password prompt on it, and I have to re-authenticate before I can do anything. I never remember my password for this account so I look it up which requires – wait for it – Touch ID. If this is supposed to be multi-factor authentication, then the app designers are clearly not familiar with the concept. It adds *nothing* to security and it’s annoying to deal with. If this is an employer-mandated change, then they need to bone up on MFA. If there’s a fix (e.g., unset or improperly-set option), I have yet to find it.
The only upside is that now I can (e.g.) see messages without going through the annoying id/password authentication a second time. Other than that, it’s just a pain.
Incorrect Data Reported
This app seriously has me considering other brokerages. It reports incorrect data! I had a pending purchase and for the next 3 days it said I had an “Investment Return” of that same amount. Um that’s not an investment return that’s a pending purchase that hasn’t yet settled. Thankfully the desktop version of the site reports the data correctly!
The mobile app is dated, not optimized for mobile and needs the entire UX to be revamped. Way too much effort to make a deposit or contribute more to the particular funds I’m holding.
As a millennial, I value a good mobile experience and don’t want to be strapped to a desktop to manage my finances. Please look at your competition in this area and adapt accordingly. I’m a big fan of your funds but Fidelity is looking pretty attractive with the modern app/website and zero cost funds. Really considering jumping ship here. Too much competition in this space to lag behind so badly. Heck even Betterment and WealthFront have better apps and they’re the new kids on the block.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.