December 2, 2021

Vanguard Goes In On China

With a new variant of COVID emerging—OMICRON—volatility has returned to the market. Since Thanksgiving, we’ve had five consecutive trading days of the S&P 500 index rising or falling by 1% or more—that’s the first time that has happened in over a year. Unfortunately, three of the five days have been to the downside. But keep things in perspective, as of Wednesday the S&P was only 4.1% below the high it hit on November 18th. And that’s before adding in today’s positive return.

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March 2, 2021

Vanguard Searching For Mr. Good Growth

Vanguard’s game of manager musical chairs continues at U.S. Growth, as sub-adviser Jackson Square Partners was sent packing this week.

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December 2021 PDF

O’ My

From Delta to Omicron, the virus that much of the developed world thought it had on the run is back with a new variant. Omicron turned Black Friday into a truly dark day for the stock market as the S&P 500 index dropped 2.3%—only its fifth drop of 2% or more this year. (There were 25 2%-plus declines in 2020, by comparison.) For a day at least, diversification won, with bond prices jumping and safety plays like health care losing just a fraction. Health Care ETF fell just 0.6% while Health Care fell 0.9%.

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Conservative Growth4.3%13.9%
Growth Index6.8%19.5%
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