One of the vexing questions in the investment world is why many investors are inattentive to fees. While Vanguard has helped create a class of investors that’s fee-conscious and fee-aware, the fact remains that many individual investors remain in high-cost … Read more
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Recent blog posts by Steve Utkus
The latest figures are out from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) in Washington, D.C. Unsurprisingly, “retirement confidence” remains down from its peak in 2007, and is at levels similar to what we saw during the Great Recession.
What’s going … Read more
A new report just came out on the retirement prospects for baby boomers.* Its top-line result was that 40% of all boomers aren’t prepared for retirement.
Whenever the topic turns to retirement in America, the language is fairly dismal. Last … Read more
In the investment world, you occasionally come across a simple yet striking observation. Here’s an example from a recent client letter of Howard Marks, chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and one of Vanguard’s external investment advisors:… Read more
It’s a new year, so here are a few investment and retirement thoughts that come to mind for 2012.
When it comes to investing, Theme #1 among investors, especially among the majority of the retired or conservative crowd, continues to … Read more
Global aging is a familiar idea. Not only are populations in the advanced economies aging rapidly, but so are those in emerging countries. For investors, the aging trend poses a number of broad, sometimes philosophical questions—the sustainability of public benefit … Read more