How To Buy Vanguard Utilities Index Fund ETF Shares (VPU) Stock

133.81 ↑0.72 (0.54%)
As of February 23, 2024, 3:59pm EST.

How To Buy VPU

Vanguard Utilities Index Fund ETF Shares (VPU) is an ETF listed on the NYSE ARCA exchange, which means you can buy the stock from most online brokers. Follow the steps below to learn how to purchase shares of VPU.

  1. Find a reliable broker.

    Don't worry, it's easy and free to open a brokerage account. Below are our favorite brokers where you can buy Vanguard Utilities Index Fund ETF Shares from:

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  2. Fund your new account.

    You'll need to transfer money into your new brokerage account before you can buy the stock. Transferring via a bank transfer is recommended and the most common way to fund an account. Some brokers might allow funding via a debit or credit card.

  3. Search for VPU.

    When your funds are settled into your account, look for Vanguard Utilities Index Fund ETF Shares on your broker by searching for the company name: Vanguard Utilities Index Fund ETF Shares or the ticker symbol: VPU.

  4. Buy the stock.

    Once that you've found Vanguard Utilities Index Fund ETF Shares on your broker, submit a purchase order to buy shares of the stock (currently $133.81 a share). Depending on when you purchase, the stock might be higher or lower than the price listed. You may also be able to purchase fractional shares depending on your broker.

    Once your order gets fulfilled, you've purchased your first shares of Vanguard Utilities Index Fund ETF Shares.

    Tips When Buying

    When submitting your order, you may choose to buy shares of Vanguard Utilities Index Fund ETF Shares at the market price with a market order or at a set price using a limit order.

    • Market order: Buys the stock immediately at its current price.
    • Limit order: Buys the stock only once it reaches your target price.

    By default all purchases are considered market orders unless specified otherwise. Limit orders are great for when you only want to buy shares of VPU at a specific price.

Should You Buy VPU Stock Now?

In the past week the price per share of Vanguard Utilities Index Fund ETF Shares has gone up ↑1.26 (0.95%) and the daily volume has increased significantly. You should buy VPU now if you think the stock will continue going up in price.

In the end, you should be comfortable with the risk of the investment and only buy shares of VPU when you feel the time is right.

VPU Stock Performance

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  • Current price: $133.81
  • Yesterday's price: $133.09
  • Price Change (Last 24 Hours): ↑0.72 (0.54%)
  • Price Change (Last 14 Days): ↑1.69 (1.28%)
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