Vanguard principal and ETF strategist Joel Dickson responds to worries that increased passive investing has led to more market volatility and that ETFs cause investors to gamble with their portfolios.
The switch from MSCI to FTSE and CRSP indexes for 22 Vanguard funds is all about three things, says Vanguard principal Joel Dickson: cost, cost, cost.
For many investors, the proliferation and tradability of ETFs serves as an unnecessary diversion to an otherwise sound investment program, says the Vanguard founder and former chairman.
Morningstar's Dan Culloton sizes up the fund firm's top and bottom performers year-to-date, discusses CIO Gus Sauter's impending retirement, and more.
The Vanguard founder offers his thoughts on the need for money fund reform, the dilemmas with retirement planning and savings, the fiduciary duty of fund managers, and much more, in this video exclusive to Premium Members.
Although some Vanguard funds underperformed their peers during the market rally, the firm had more portfolios in the top quartile of their categories than in the bottom quartile.
Although investors may remain broadly skeptical of equity markets, asset flow data suggest they could be taking more risk than expected in other asset classes.
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