Compare Rakuten Securities vs Vanguard


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Rakuten Securities stacks up against Vanguard!

Rakuten Securities vs Vanguard
overall rating
3.6
4.3
overall pros
  • Low fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Good mobile trading platform
  • Some ETFs and mutual funds are free to trade
  • Easy account opening
  • Great mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing web trading platform
  • Poor customer service
  • Only the US market covered
  • Basic research tools
  • High financing rates (margin rates)
fees
3.7
  • Low trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High withdrawal fee for international bank transfers and electronic wallets
3.7
  • No inactivity fee
  • Free ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free to trade
  • High margin rates
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow account opening time
deposit and withdrawal
3.1
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
2.4
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free withdrawal (via ACH)
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • $10 for wire transfer withdrawals
web trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Some features are hard to find
mobile trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • Options and bond trading are not available
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
1.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
2.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
1.8
  • Trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
2.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Limited set of research tools
customer service
0.5
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
  • Irrelevant answers
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
1.5
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
3.5
  • Educational videos
  • Good educational tools
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Parent company is listed on stock exchange
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Forex traders looking for low fees and for those who prefer the MetaTrader 4 trading platform Long-term investors who are looking for great ETF and mutual fund offers
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