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Topical research and commentary on issues that matter to you and your clients

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Topical research and commentary on issues that matter to you and your clients

Risk speedometer: Risk continues to sway

As global growth slows, why are investors still so bullish?

Article

Economic forecasts call for global growth to slow in 2019 before picking up again in 2020. Vanguard's Jonathan Lemco discusses risks to such a scenario and how investors should respond.

Learn where the global economy is headed and what risks may lie ahead.

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Behavioral coaching insights

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Vanguard recently hosted a webcast featuring our global head of Portfolio Construction, Fran Kinniry. In this video excerpt, Fran explains how Vanguard Advisor's Alpha® can help advisors act as behavioral coaches and drive successful outcomes for their clients

In this video excerpt, Vanguard's global head of Portfolio Construction, Fran Kinniry, gives an overview of advisor's alpha, a behavioral coaching tool kit.

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Market and economic perspectives: May 2019

Article

Read our May 2019 economic and market highlights, including global growth expectations and key investment risks.

Read our May 2019 economic and market highlights, including global growth expectations and key investment risks.

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Vanguard's investor insights help advisors

Article

This article looks at Vanguard's commitment to offering advisors practical, useful research as well as enduring insights, with an overview of the Vanguard Center for Investor Research (CIR), including its latest paper, Early ETF adoption among self-directed investors.

This article looks at the Vanguard Center for Investor Research, how it benefits advisors, and its paper, Early ETF adoption among self-directed investors.

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Podcast: A guide to smart rebalancing

Audio  |  Transcript available

In this 15-minute podcast, Vanguard Wealth Planning Analyst Jenna McNamee shares best practices for implementing a smart rebalancing strategy.

Vanguard Wealth Planning Analyst Jenna McNamee discusses how to implement a smart rebalancing strategy.

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Expect cautious markets amid U.S.-China trade tension

Article

A U.S.-China trade deal that seemed imminent early this month suddenly appears at risk, dragging global stock markets down with it. What has happened in the intervening days, and what should investors expect?

Souring U.S.-China trade talks have dragged down global stock markets. Here’s what to expect.

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What the recent yield curve inversion does and doesn't tell us

Article

Vanguard Senior Economist Roger Aliaga-Díaz discusses the recent yield curve inversion and the likelihood of a recession.

Vanguard Senior Economist Roger Aliaga-Díaz discusses the recent yield curve inversion and the likelihood of a recession.

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The layers of liquidity

Video  |  Transcript available

Vanguard recently gathered internal and external experts for a webcast, live from Inside ETFs. In this video excerpt, the panelists discuss the layers of ETF liquidity, implied liquidity vs. volume, and liquidity specific to investment types, including mutual funds.

In this excerpt of the Inside ETFs webcast, panelists discuss the layers of ETF liquidity, including how it differs in equities versus fixed income.

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Global equity investing: The benefits of diversification

Whitepaper

Even though investors may exhibit a home bias, investing in international stocks has clear benefits.

Even though investors may exhibit a home bias, investing in international stocks has clear benefits.

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Audiocast: Looking for ways to reduce portfolio volatility?

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In this audiocast, Pat Moore, a product manager in Vanguard Portfolio Review Department, shares methods for reducing portfolio volatility while still staying invested in stocks. Pat also explains the differences between low volatility and minimum volatility approaches.

This audiocast explores the minimum volatility approach to reducing portfolio volatility while still staying invested in stocks.

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CIO Davis: Volatility, risk, and the role of fixed income

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Vanguard recently gathered experts for a live webcast from Inside ETFs. In this video excerpt, Vanguard Chief Investment Officer Greg Davis discusses market volatility, examines smart risk-taking, and explains the role of fixed income in a portfolio.

In this excerpt from the Inside ETFs webcast, Vanguard Chief Investment Officer Greg Davis offers insights into matters affecting the markets and economy.

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Active Fixed Income Perspectives: 1st quarter 2019

Article

Read the newest issue of Vanguard Active Fixed Income Perspectives for our evaluation of the fixed income markets. Get new insights to weigh upcoming fixed income opportunities and implement portfolio recommendations for your clients.

Read our fixed income market analysis. Gain new insights to assess 2019 fixed income opportunities and implement portfolio recommendations for your clients.

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Managing Vanguard Emerging Markets Bond Fund: Recent performance of the fund

Video

In this brief video clip, Dan Shaykevich, portfolio manager for our Emerging Markets Bond Fund, discusses the fund's performance on its three-year anniversary.

Dan Shaykevich highlights the performance of the Emerging Markets Bond Fund in this short video clip.

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ETFs versus mutual funds

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Vanguard recently gathered internal and external experts for a webcast, live from Inside ETFs. In this video excerpt, the panelists discuss significant differences, from an investor standpoint, between ETFs and mutual funds, and address commonly held misconceptions.

In this excerpt of the Inside ETFs webcast, panelists discuss significant differences, from an investor standpoint, between ETFs and mutual funds.

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Risk speedometer: Risk moderates

Article

Vanguard's risk speedometers are our unique lens on investor behavior. This monthly update looks at March 2019 cash-flow data.

Vanguard's risk speedometers are our unique lens on investor behavior. This monthly update looks at March 2019 cash-flow data.

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Practical strategies for adding TIPS to a portfolio

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In this 16-minute podcast, Vanguard Investment Analyst Kimberly Stockton explains how TIPS can play a strategic long-term role as ballast and a diversifier in a portfolio.

Podcast: Vanguard Investment Analyst Kimberly Stockton explains how TIPS can play a strategic long-term role as ballast and a diversifier in a portfolio.

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Choosing an ETF: What do the experts look for?

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Vanguard recently gathered internal and external experts for a webcast, filmed live at Inside ETFs. In this video, the panelists discuss challenges in the marketplace that could push ETF prices to drop even lower and what factors to consider when analyzing products.

In this excerpt of the Inside ETFs webcast, panelists discuss challenges or forces in the marketplace that could push ETF prices to drop even lower.

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Getting back on track: A guide to smart rebalancing

Whitepaper

Our research team breaks down the benefits of rebalancing and suggests three best practices for executing a rebalancing strategy.

Our research team breaks down the benefits of rebalancing and suggests three best practices for executing a rebalancing strategy.

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A drop in the bucket: Indexing's share of U.S. trading activity

Whitepaper

Vanguard researchers created a methodology to calculate the trading volume on U.S. exchanges that's attributable to index funds.

Our researchers look at the impact index funds have on the capital markets and overall trading volume.

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