Happy birthday, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI)! You were born on May 24, 2001, to the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index parent fund. At the time, you were just a $40 million share class of your $24 billion parent, … Read more
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The good news: The cost of investing continues to decline. The better news: The cost of investing at Vanguard continues to decline at an even faster rate.
According to a new research report from Morningstar, the asset-weighted average expense ratio … Read more
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
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
A few weeks ago, I reviewed preliminary reports on first-quarter growth in the U.S. economy. The news was grim: annualized shrinkage of 0.7%. “The economy has now contracted in three separate quarters since the recession ended in mid-2009,” The Wall … Read more
A week doesn’t go by where I don’t see some type of headline news discussing the viability of the venerable 4% spending rule. Indeed a simple internet search will yield over 5 million results! It’s no wonder that retirees may … Read more