Jim Rowley explains how the differences between duration and credit characteristics of global and U.S. bonds drive diversification advantages.
Behavioral coaching can strengthen client relationships and potentially improve investor returns.
Vanguard Chief Economist Joe Davis, concerned that today’s risk taking won’t seem so wise in a post-zero world, offers three things investors can do as they await Fed action.
Chris Philips shares how a recent GPS purchase decision was polar-opposite to the decisions he’s made in his own portfolio and the advice we give clients about the need to diversify globally.
Vanguard’s Martha King analyzes competitors’ decisions to reduce fees.
Vanguard’s Steve Utkus analyzes the potential impact of recent regulations issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury on longevity insurance in retirement accounts.
Brandon Clark shares best ETF trading practices to avoid putting clients’ assets at unnecessary risk.
As an advisor, you hear all the time that you should get to know your clients’ heirs but getting that conversation started can be challenging. Here are just a few topics we’ve researched to help you get important conversations going.
Alternative indexing methods—sometimes called “smart beta”—are gaining popularity. But how do they compare with a traditional, market-cap-weighted approach? Vanguard Senior Investment Analyst Jim Rowley explains why smart beta embodies the risk of active investing.
Is any extra yield from active bond managers because of alpha or superior active management, or just the result of taking on more market risk (beta) with an overweight to corporate bonds? And which one is an investor paying for?
Some think that the U.S. economy will stagnate for decades. Vanguard Chief Economist Joe Davis is not convinced.
Timing the market is a tricky—and mostly fruitless—pursuit. That’s why Vanguard stresses the importance of staying the course. That approach also makes sense from a trading perspective.