I begin today’s Hotline on a somber note, as Vanguard’s founder and former chairman, Jack Bogle, passed away yesterday from cancer. Bogle will rightly be remembered as the father of the index fund and the leading proponent of and force behind low-cost investing. He made investing accessible and saved us millions of dollars in the process.Read More »
Jack Bogle, 89, founder of The Vanguard Group and a leading proponent of low-cost investing, died today, of cancer. While I’ll leave it to others to recount Jack’s many glories, most of which have been told and re-told, I’ll get a bit more personal, having known Jack since the late 1980s, when I was an editor at U.S. News & World Report and he would make regular stops in my office.Read More »
We have plenty in this month’s issue for you to ponder as the New Year begins. In addition to announcing the 2019 Hot Hands fund, we have our 2019 Outlook, penned by Jeff—which means that it’s also time for our 2018 Scorecard, where we go back and review the calls he made last year at this time. Not surprisingly, it turns out that reasonable expectations and a cautious outlook mean you won’t get caught looking like a fool when someone goes back to check on how you fared as a prognosticator. Unfortunately, the winner of our 2019 Roubini Award for worst market calls of 2018 didn’t fare quite as well. Also in the issue, you can find our 2018 Year in Review, where we mark what happened in every month of 2018 at Vanguard, in the markets and around the world.Read More »
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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 »