Investing

Going to Ireland

Given my wife’s Irish heritage, we decided it’s high time to show our boys the beauty of Ireland, especially since the U.S. dollar has surged relative to most other currencies in the last year. Sure, the trip will take a … Read more

Taxes

Truffles and taxes

If it were up to me, chocolate would be considered one of the major food groups, with truffles a particularly important staple dish. Fortunately, they are also a good metaphor for explaining the tax treatment of ETFs and mutual funds. … Read more

Investing

Sprechen Sie savings?

The United States tries to help people save for retirement. We have tax incentives. We have private-sector innovations such as workplace retirement plans that automatically enroll us and increase our savings rates over time.

Even so, we’re probably not saving … Read more

Economy & markets

Why all the negativity?

Since nominal yields going out 6 years or more are currently negative in several developed markets in Europe, many investors have been asking if investing in bonds with negative yields means they are “locking in” a loss. It is a … Read more

Personal finance

The emphasis is on personal

Money. Other than your family, your health, and your career, it doesn’t get much more personal than your finances. And as we all know, beyond how money matters intersect our daily lives, it’s the big stuff that can overwhelm us … Read more

Investing

Vanguard at 40: Perspective, principles, and practicalities

Ten years ago on May 1, 1975“May Day”The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies commenced operations. Surely Vanguard, a decade ago, was a new beginning in every sense of the phrase. Our challenge was to build … Read more

Economy & markets

Emerging markets can likely withstand a Fed liftoff

Emerging markets have been a favorite destination for global capital since the financial crisis, given the weak growth and low interest rates on offer from much of the developed world. Although they have taken a one-two punch of late from … Read more

Retirement

Retirement readiness begins in kindergarten

Recently I found myself in a very rare position, home at 10:00 am on a weekday, sick with the flu. Unable to muster the energy to do much else, I was stretched across the couch with the television on. In … Read more

Investing

A skeptic’s view of extraordinary claims

You’ve probably heard it before: “Why would anyone want to invest in the most indebted companies or countries? It’s just throwing good money after bad.” While this premise may seem logical and intuitive on the surface, as with many things … Read more

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Vanguard ETF Shares are not redeemable with the issuing Fund other than in Creation Unit aggregations. Instead, investors must buy or sell Vanguard ETF Shares in the secondary market with the assistance of a stockbroker. In doing so, the investor may incur brokerage commissions and may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling.

Investments in bond funds are subject to interest rate, credit, and inflation risk.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

Foreign investing involves additional risks including currency fluctuations and political uncertainty.

Stocks of companies in emerging markets are generally more risky than stocks of companies in developed countries.

An investment in a money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although a money market fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in such a fund.

All investing is subject to risk, including possible loss of principal.

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