When I think about investment returns, I also wonder why we always chase returns we want, versus accepting returns we need to meet our goals. For ourselves and relative to our peers, we’re always looking to do better, achieve more, … Read more
Alligators live in the sewers of New York City. Elvis is alive. Twinkies have an infinite shelf life. Popular urban legends one and all! There are also popular urban legends about exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
The media gets a lot right … Read more
Global bond yields hover near all-time lows. In the United States, a 10-year Treasury note yields less than 2%. In Europe and Japan, the bond markets have tumbled through the looking glass into a world of negative interest rates. About … Read more
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
In June 2015, I gave birth to my daughter Cella Louise. She is named for her two great grandmothers, and at nine months, she has become such a joy to come home to each day! I remember, however, those early … Read more
I love watching my toddler learn. It’s truly rewarding (and often hilarious) to observe his determination when he’s solving a new problem. How do I put these batteries back in the TV remote? How can I get those animal crackers … Read more
We’ve all heard the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses.” It refers to the notion of keeping up with someone else’s standard of living. Maybe it’s the neighbor down the street who always has a brand new car or the … Read more
At the start of 2016, global stock markets plummeted, rattled by China, oil, and fears that the Federal Reserve was dangerously out of step with monetary policies in Asia and Europe. The turmoil fueled speculation that the United States might … Read more
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