Catherine Gordon

Catherine Gordon

Catherine Gordon leads the institutional research and advice team within Vanguard Investment Strategy Group. She joined Vanguard in 2004 and spent several years helping direct our mutual funds' investment managers. She later went on to manage Vanguard's Advice Services Group, which delivers financial planning and advice to retail and institutional clients. Catherine has worked in investment management her entire career. Prior to joining Vanguard, she was an analyst and portfolio manager with Morgan Stanley and Wilmington Trust. She graduated from Smith College with an A.B. and is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia and the CFA Institute.

Recent blog posts by Catherine Gordon

Investing

Women and investing: room for improvement

I hate buying cars. Even though I’ve had the good fortune to not have it be a frequent experience, when the time comes for another car, I cringe at the prospect.

The worst was when a car dealer wouldn’t give … Read more

Investing

A mood ring for the markets?

For as long as humans have been around, we’ve looked to patterns to help us understand the present and divine the future. Reading tea leaves and animal entrails are just two on a long list. Not surprisingly, using patterns to … Read more

Investing

Taking another “random walk”

I recently had the chance to reread A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel as part of a work-related book club.

Having read the book in a business school class very early in my career, I promptly ignored … Read more

Investing

Going overseas without going overboard

The idea of holding a portion of your portfolio in non-U.S. stocks has been around for quite some time, but the ways in and reasons for which it’s put into practice have evolved.

At first, the addition of non-U.S. stocks … Read more

Investing

Putting a price tag on risk

The market is trying to reprice the economic system in the United States.… Read more

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