July 2, 2015

Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be

It's been a troubling week for the little guys in Greece and China—not to mention some investors here in the U.S.—and it isn't over yet. First off, with Greece's prime minister saying, 'Let's put it to a vote!' but also trying to get the members of the European community to agree to yet another set of reforms that didn't go far enough, the German Bundestag said, 'No. That's okay. We'll wait to see what the Greek people decide before we consider lending you any more money.' Read More »

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Kick Can, Stub Toe, Default

Try as they might, the Greek government couldn't kick the debt can any further down the road as June closed. Having tried to bundle payments, defer payments, and finally call a vote on payments, Greece blinked before the eurozone's leaders and was forced to stop a euro drain by closing the banks and stock market to keep whatever money was still in the system from disappearing. Not that the Greeks were alone in sparking volatility across the globe. Halfway across the world, China's stock market displayed some pre-July 4 fireworks last month, as the skyrocketing Shanghai and Shenzhen markets hit an apex in mid-June and began a speedy return to earth. Vanguard's may get lucky with its timing in adding A shares to Emerging Markets Index—or not—but either way, Shanghai has been here before. Read More »

June 17, 2015

The Individual's Money Fund With the $5 Million Minimum

The press completely missed one of the craziest parts of Vanguard's announcement yesterday that it’s renaming and realigning its money market funds to keep their net asset values at a fixed $1.00 per share by avoiding the “institutional” label. Read More »

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Re: Greece to Europe Kiss my A**!

StevenFromTexas (07-06-2015) wrote: If Greece dropped off into the nearest large body of water along with its inhabitants, that would be a good thing. Read More »


Top Honors Goes to Vanguard- Informative Reading- M*

Twolves (07-06-2015) wrote: Top Honors Go to Vanguard and Its Strong Culture Vanguard boasts the largest number of Gold-rated funds. PrintCommentRecommend (-) Bookmark and Share By Bridget B. Hughes, CFA | 07-06-15 | 06:00 AM | Email Article Morningstar covers more than two thirds of Vanguard's funds, and most of those are Morningstar Medalists. All told, Vanguard's... Read More »

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Model Portfolio Performance
Models June 2015
Growth -1.7% 3.9%
Conservative Growth -1.7% 3.2%
Income -1.9% 1.5%
Growth Index -1.7% 3.2%
The average
Vanguard investor
-1.6% 1.6%
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