Are These Vanguard Funds Too Hot to Handle?
Plus, T. Rowe's new fixed-income chief will have to think globally, and more.
Earlier this week, Vanguard, the more than $1 trillion asset manager, warned investors not to expect the strong domestic and international returns this year to continue forever. The MSCI US Broad Market Index is up 21.6% for 2009 through the end of September, while the MSCI EAFE Index is up an impressive 29%. Both are a far cry from the roughly 10% annualized returns these markets have traditionally returned.
This isn't the first time the firm has issues such a warning; it has issued similar notes when things were running hot in other asset classes, such as REITs, emerging markets, and precious metals.
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