We looked at the 20 worst and 20 best days for stocks from 1990 through 2015. We found that all but one of the worst days were within a month of at least one extreme up day.
Philosophically, it was an easy decision to adopt all-capitalization strategies for four Vanguard international index funds. Executing the changes took teamwork across the globe.
The alpha you deliver is helping your clients understand that knee-jerk changes to their portfolios may feel like control but are actually detrimental to their long-term success. Here are three graphics to help.
Faced with alarming headlines, we must maintain reasonable expectations and remain focused on our clients’ goals. Consider three episodes from the first half of 2016.
We launched a different way of investing on August 31, 1976. We take pride, and credit, in knowing that our once-derided experiment has evolved to be the default investment approach for many.
Intuition and nostalgia, which are helpful or at least harmless in many aspects of life, are troublemakers in the world of investing.
Advisors have helped Vanguard become a trusted leader in ETFs. In so doing, you’ve helped clients save significantly.
Expanding your team of advisors allows you not only to increase the services you offer but also to interact with clients per their personalities and preferences.
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.