When I joined Vanguard 29 years ago, the mutual fund industry was all about performance. The financial news media regularly lionized star fund managers such as Peter Lynch, John Neff, John Templeton, and Mario Gabelli, while fund companies touted past … Read more
Recent blog posts by John Woerth
It’s October 1985, and Marty McFly, hero of “Back to the Future Part II,” catches a ride in a decade-hopping DeLorean time machine and goes three decades into the future. Leaving his hometown, Hill Valley of 1985, with Doc and … Read more
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
During the course of a year, I read a lot on the topic of investing and personal finance. Articles, blogs, books, tweets, white papers, journal pieces, etc.
I read some good stuff (and I read, unfortunately, too much bad stuff). … Read more
“OCTOBER: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.”
So said Mark Twain, and he was as accurate as he was … Read more
Prior to joining Vanguard in 1986, I was a saver. All of my money, modest in amount, was in bank savings and checking accounts.
Naturally, after coming aboard HMS Vanguard, I learned more about financial markets, asset classes, … Read more