John Ameriks

John Ameriks

John Ameriks oversees the Active Equity Group within Vanguard Equity Investment Group, which manages active quantitative equity fund assets. He is one of Vanguard's thought leaders on retirement issues and has conducted studies on a wide range of personal financial decisions, including saving, portfolio allocation, and retirement income strategies. John came to Vanguard in 2003 from the TIAA-CREF Institute, the research and education arm of TIAA-CREF. He graduated from Stanford University with an A.B. and earned a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

Recent blog posts by John Ameriks

personal finance

Don’t fool yourself about volatility

My wife and kids are off visiting our relatives in Tokyo, and so I’m at home alone for the next couple weeks, reliving my bachelor days for a little while. Plenty of cold pizza for breakfast!

In place of the …


A premature obituary for “buy and hold”

From the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) to the cartoon people interviewed on TV with zippy music, a recent theme in the financial press is that it’s “madness” to build a portfolio using the traditional method of setting an asset …


Setting the record straight about 401(k)s

A piece that aired last week on “60 Minutes” has gotten some attention and a lot of play from those arguing that a retirement system based on 401(k)s or other investment accounts is fundamentally broken.

But I couldn’t disagree more …


Retirement: Don’t reinvent the wheel

On March 31, I was in New York City as a member of a panel speaking with a group of financial advisors on the issue of retirement income. Being back in the city brought back a lot of great memories, …


The deal of a lifetime?

At the risk of giving away my age, I'll tell you that buying stocks right now could be the deal of my lifetime.   Read More...

The next Depression?

Mark Hulbert (with some help from Jeremy Siegel) does a nice job correcting the record about how long it took for stock market investors to "recover" from the Great Depression.   Read More...

Five things every retiree should consider

My "Top Five" list of things for retirees to consider (or at least what I've told my retired parents) includes the following ...   Read More...

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