Beyond expense ratio: A contemporary guide to index fund manager selection
This paper provides a contemporary framework for evaluating index funds and asset managers by assessing fund expenses as only one component of a broader set of qualitative and quantitative factors.
The Idea Multiplier: An acceleration in innovation is coming
In this paper, we introduce our concept of the Idea Multiplier, a metric to measure the spread of new ideas. Because the Idea Multiplier has recently accelerated, we expect productivity growth to rise in the near future.
Are you looking to navigate the waves of market volatility?
With periods of wild market swings on the rise, we take a look at how the Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility Fund can help reduce portfolio volatility.
What negative bond yields mean for investors
Vanguard experts discuss why some yields have turned negative and how investors can navigate the current challenging bond environment.
How bond markets are responding to stress and stimulus
The impact of the coronavirus on markets and the economy
Investment opportunities in fixed income
A sharp (and we hope short) contraction
How derivatives can improve your investment outcomes
Vanguard employs derivatives as part of our prudent portfolio management strategies to improve investor outcomes.
Focus on investment costs, not style
When it comes to investing, the reality is the opposite of the marketer's beloved slogan: 'you get what you pay for'.
Investors are "voting with their feet" on costs
Lower costs allow investors to keep a greater share of an investment's return.
The urban legends of active share
Vanguard analysis finds that high-active-share funds on average don't outperform low-cost, low-active-share funds.
The importance of cost in retirement
Retirement is complex, and in spite of the volumes of research on the topic, there are rarely simple answers to many questions for those moving into retirement.
The case for low-cost index-fund investing
Low-cost indexing's popularity has swelled thanks to an increased scrutiny of costs among investors.
Indexing still has plenty of room to grow
Indexing's dynamic growth has delivered a host of benefits for investors, and Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley explains why there is still room to grow.
How much home country bias is too much?
If Australia's dream equities run comes to an end, investors may start to feel the pain, particularly when their standard of living in retirement is at stake.
Commodities and short-term TIPS help combat unexpected inflation
Vanguard research explains how commodities and short-term TIPS can help limit inflationâ€™s negative impact on a portfolio.
Designing factor portfolios for your clients
Knowing how to deploy Vanguard global equity factor ETFs in a portfolio means knowing your clients' goals and understanding their appetite for risk.
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