April 5, 2016

I just used your fund guide and newsletter to put together a portfolio for retirement. They were a tremendous help, especially the distributed yield info. Thanks for a great product!

— Lee Vaughan, The Woodlands, TX

November 18, 2014

Please extend my most heartfelt compliments to Dan and the staff of the Independent Adviser for your excellent and timely coverage of the … issue that I recently had with Vanguard. … I am very skeptical that this issue would have ever been resolved without Dan's intervention. Good work!

— A.B.

October 23, 2014

Initially I thought you were like a number of newsletters, but I found after a while you really get into what is going on with Vanguard.

— C. Huth

October 10, 2014

Dan, I wish I met you in 1991. Now, approaching 80, I read advice on retirement portfolios and know how off the mark I am. … Anyway, thanks for being there. Your advice and insights are worth more than anything I've ever received elsewhere.

— C. Gaines, Oro Valley, AZ

June 24, 2014

Over the many decades I've had ample opportunity to evaluate many MANY dozens of investment letters, and I'm pleased to say I've seen not even one that can come close to yours as to careful and helpful guidance AND as to focusing on the issues and questions OF THE MOMENT—i.e., what guidance we need NOW instead of what we may have needed a year ago. If I stay with just one, you can bet—you can lay odds—it will be The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors.

— M.H., Los Angeles, CA

May 28, 2014

My IRA is invested solely in Vanguard mutual funds. I am usually in six or seven funds. Rarely have I invested in a fund that Dan has not rated as a buy. In the 15 years that I have been required to take a minimum yearly distribution, I have bettered the Vanguard 500 Index Fund in nine of those years, and tied in three. At the end of 2013, my IRA was worth 29% more than it was in 1998, when I turned 70. My best investment over many years has been…spending it!

— Harvey R. Tuck, Dayton, Ohio

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Vanguard Funds Correlation
What's This?
Model Portfolio Performance
Models May YTD
Growth 2.8% 2.8%
Conservative Growth 2.2% 2.1%
Income 1.5% 0.7%
Growth Index 2.4% 2.2%
The average
Vanguard investor
1.3% 0.7%
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