Hotlines
May 16, 2019

It’s Still All About China

Last week, Dan said that it was “all about China” and, well, it still is. News, or even rumors concerning the state of negotiations over what are still trade tariffs, but which could escalate into a full-blown trade war are what’s driving the stock market up and down.

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News
May 3, 2019

Vanguard Cuts China, Calls it Modest

Vanguard’s EM bond index fund and ETF are now tracking a new benchmark. Vanguard says this enhances the fund, but they’ve misrepresented the changes.

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Issues
May 2019 PDF

Record Calm

In your May issue, we begin by explaining why—despite technology shares leading this extended bull market to new highs—the current market is not reminiscent of the tech bubble of the late 1990s. With expectations for economic growth and corporate profits having been, so far, too pessimistic, we think another leg higher could be in store for the market.

We’ll also continue our retirement discussion. In this issue, however, we’ll focus on how you can help your teenager get a head start on funding their retirement account and examine why a Roth IRA may be a better option than a traditional IRA for young investors. Saving and investing early on in life puts the power of compounding on full display.

As mentioned in the April 25 Hotline, we’ve now made a few trades that will help keep our risk in check. You can find the details of those trades and our rationale for rebalancing on page 7 of your May issue. We’re also going to review some changes that are being made at Vanguard and look at the launch of a new fund focused on commodities. The short story is that you should steer clear.

For the full scoop, check out your May issue—available now.

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Daniel P. Wiener is editor of The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors, a monthly newsletter that keeps abreast of recent developments at Vanguard, and the annual FFSA Independent Guide to the Vanguard Funds. Through his newsletter and guide book, Dan helps tens of thousands of Vanguard investors choose wisely among more than 100 Vanguard mutual funds. The Adviser is a five-time winner of the Newsletter Publishers Foundation's Editorial Excellence Award. View More »

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Model Portfolio Performance
ModelsApril2019
Growth3.1%16.4%
Conservative Growth2.4% 13.4%
Income2.3%12.4%
Growth Index3.2% 16.4%
The average
Vanguard investor
2.4%10.9%
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