Vanguard Beacon Reviews

Vanguard Beacon Reviews

Published by on 2021-03-30

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Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

Vanguard Beacon Reviews

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    Not great

    I’m not sure why this app has a high rating. Maybe someone logs in and looks at the clean UI for the landing page and calls it a day? I’m a huge fan of Vanguard, but this app is even less useful than the current Vanguard app. I can’t select a stock and see P/E ratios, I can’t buy options, I can’t see live bid/ask spreads, I can’t create a watchlist or see how different markets are doing. I want a dashboard (without any “community” nonsense) of what’s going on in the financial markets. I mentioned this in my review of the Vanguard app, but if Vanguard would just copy Webull, strip off the community nonsense, and change the color to Vanguard red they’d have the best app + investment firm duo in the business, easily. Please continue working on this, but if you want me to continue to invest in Vanguard there needs to be significant upgrades in tools. Right now this app and the others feel like something meant for my grandparents and not someone who is my age. This is worrisome because new investors are going to download these apps, say what the heck is this, and then go download Robinhood or Webull and start investing immediately.

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    Missing essential transaction detail

    Clean interface to clearly see the top line performance of your overall portfolio on set timelines (only 1 yr, ytd, or inception options). It’s frustrating that I can’t see a contribution or transfer detail on this app. It’s essential to see if a transfer from my bank or direct deposit, but I need to go to the full site to do this. I would also like the option to view performance of individual holdings over periods of my choosing or to compare the performance of a security of fund against a common metric like the S&P 500 or my portfolio.

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    Not yet working consistently on iPhone

    Unfortunately, since this has been put on my iPhone last month, I seem to have lost mobile app connection to Vanguard most of the time from my iPhone. It just gives an error message of “having difficulty, try again”. The old app just clocks and clocks, without connecting. This is very disappointing as it has been my usual point of access, but hopefully only temporary!

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    Beacon sends me back to do anything

    I tried using Beacon. First thing I tried was to do a transaction and it said it needed to send me back to the original vanguard app. The home screen looks nice, it gives returns for 1,3,5 & 10 years but not for YTD. Maybe it just doesn’t like negative numbers! My guess is the functionality will come in time, but no reason to use the app until then.

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    Interesting start

    Marked upgrade from the prior app. Seems to be different experiences for different account types

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    Major improvement upon Vanguard Classic A++

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    When they say they launch this app early they are not lying. This app can’t do anything but show you your balances. Maybe add a single feature before asking for feedback?

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    Web wrapper?

    This is just the website with a app shell around it. Why not just use the web?

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    Treats my iPad like an iPhone

    Needs more development. It does not recognize devices and adapt UI accordingly.

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    Not ready for iPad

    This only works in portrait mode on the iPad. Not good. I hope an iPad version is released before this becomes the default.

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    Landscape version needed for iPad

    I use my iPad with Magic Keyboard. The app in portrait mode is worthless. Need to update to allow view in landscape mode

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    Pretty bad

    Pretty bad. Think I will stay with older app. Older app is 1000 times more useful.

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Is Vanguard Beacon Safe?

Yes. Vanguard Beacon is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 352 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 2.6/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Vanguard Beacon Is 44.6/100.

Is Vanguard Beacon Legit?

Yes. Vanguard Beacon is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 352 Vanguard Beacon User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Vanguard Beacon Is 44.6/100.

Is Vanguard Beacon not working?

Vanguard Beacon works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.

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Why should I report an Issue with Vanguard Beacon?

  1. Pulling issues faced by users like you is a good way to draw attention of Vanguard Beacon to your problem using the strength of crowds.
  2. We have developed a system that will try to get in touch with a company once an issue is reported and with lots of issues reported, companies will definitely listen.
  3. Importantly, customers can learn from other customers in case the issue is a common problem that has been solved before.
  4. If you are a Vanguard Beacon customer and are running into a problem, Justuseapp might not be the fastest and most effective way for you to solve the problem but at least you can warn others off using Vanguard Beacon.

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