The case for indexing is predicated on the zero-sum game and the associated effects of costs, meaning that low- cost indexing should beat the average active manager over longer periods of time. However, sometimes investors may be better off with low-cost active choices.
Fund ratings can’t be counted on to satiate clients’ taste for superior performance. Here’s why—and how to redirect ratings-minded clients.
The law of supply and demand tells us that when demand for something increases, then price should also increase. What happens to the price of underlying securities when demand increases, or decreases, for ETFs? Not what you might expect.
Monetary policy is reaching its limits, but growth remains frustratingly fragile. Our chief economist says the answer differs by region.
How to know if you’re affected, and how Vanguard can help you comply, from Tom Rampulla, head of our advisor services division.
Warren Buffett is called the Oracle of Omaha for a reason. This time, he’s proving that hedge funds are not the all-stars some thought they were.
Since 1871 the correlation between changes in stock prices and changes in bond yields has averaged 0%. Over the past five years, our chief economist writes, the correlation has averaged –0.6%, the lowest in U.S. history.
Index or active funds? That choice is less important than cost and managerial talent, blogs Fran Kinniry.
Although the risk of a recession is low, we are likely to face “growth scares” in coming months. Our chief economist explains.
Vanguard head of Financial Advisor Services Tom Rampulla speaks about the opportunities for advisors in a time of major industry change.
Jim Rowley blogs about Dunn’s Law, an alternative explanation to dispersion as a contributing factor to active manager outperformance.
From “The end of cheap oil” to “The death of equities,” bold economic and financial market predictions have often proved wrong.