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How do I buy a mutual fund?

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to buy a mutual fund at Vanguard

Step 1

This example is for illustrative purposes only and is not a recommendation to buy or sell a particular security.

Brokerage assets are held by Vanguard Brokerage Services, a division of Vanguard Marketing Corporation, member FINRA and SIPC.

To buy a Vanguard mutual fund from your Account overview page, first select the Holdings tab.

From the Holdings tab, find the Transact drop down menu. Select Buy Vanguard funds to begin you order.

Step 2

On the Buy Vanguard funds page, select the appropriate account under Where’s the money going?

If you are adding money to a fund you already own, check the box next to the fund and type in the dollar amount.

If you are buying a new fund, check the box next to Add another Vanguard mutual fund. You can type in the fund name, symbol, or number. You can also view a list of Vanguard mutual funds and select one from the list.

Step 3

Enter the dollar amount of the fund you’d like to purchase. Click CONTINUE.

Step 4

Under Where's the money coming from?, choose the account you’d like to use to make your purchase.

Step 5

Review the Consent to electronic delivery of fund prospectus. You must click ACCEPT in order to submit your fund purchase.

Step 6

Review your purchase details and click the SUBMIT button.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.