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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

How big a rate cut? Fed takes uncertainty into account

Uncover the hidden risks in your fixed income portfolio allocation

Article

When it comes to "core" bond investing, it's critical to understand how your core allocation may behave in different market environments. Learn how you can identify risk areas in your strategic bond allocation.

It's critical to know how your core allocation may behave in different market environments. Learn how to identify risk areas in your strategic bond allocation.

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Why the bond and equity markets' economic outlooks differ

Article

Vanguard experts explain why bond markets are flashing red while equity markets are not far from record highs and discuss the potential implications of this environment for investors.

Vanguard experts discuss why the bond markets are flashing red and the potential implications for investors.

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Market perspectives: September 2019

Article

As global growth continues to soften, all signs point to central banks lowering interest rates. Get Vanguard’s take on what’s next for the economy.

As global growth continues to soften, all signs point to central banks lowering interest rates. Get Vanguard’s take on what’s next for the economy.

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Risk speedometer: Holding steady at lower bound

Article

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

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

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Watch a replay of our first ever Virtual Forum

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Hear the perspective of Vanguard experts on active fixed income investing, the global economy and markets, and active equity investing.

Watch a video replay of our Virtual Forum and hear insights on active fixed income investing, the global economy and markets, and active equity investing.

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Help clients beat the jitters when the markets shake

Article

This one-page client-approved brief, based on the 2018 stock market drop, demonstrates why staying the course during a downturn can be the best decision.

This one-page client-approved brief, based on the 2018 stock market drop, demonstrates why staying the course during a downturn can be the best decision.

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Keep it simple for clients: A QuickStart guide to a financial plan

Article

Financial planning can be a complex affair. But our QuickStart Guide to Your Financial Plan can aid conversations between you and your clients. When surveyed, advised investors said they love our new template.

Financial planning can be a complex affair. But our QuickStart Guide can make it easier for you and your clients. Try our new template.

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Mobile or desktop? Our research on how investors are interacting with their accounts

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In this 16-minute podcast, Vanguard Senior Data Analytics Manager Carrie Xu explains the differences in how men and women investors are using their mobile devices to interact with their investment accounts

Podcast: How Vanguard is analyzing investor behavior to improve the client experience.

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Inflation: Forgotten, but not necessarily gone

Article

Anne Mathias, Global Rates and FX Strategist, offers her outlook for inflation and its effect on clients’ fixed income allocations.

Anne Mathias, Global Rates and FX Strategist, offers her outlook for inflation and its effect on clients’ fixed income allocations.

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Distilling the differences between APs and ETF market makers: ETF Perspectives

Article

When you make ETF trades it's important to know the difference between authorized participants and market makers.

When you make ETF trades it's important to know the difference between authorized participants and market makers.

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What to do when markets sell off

Article

U.S.-China trade-related market volatility has rattled the markets, but there’s something investors can do in response.

How investors can respond to U.S.-China trade-related market volatility.

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Market and economic perspectives: July/August 2019

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Read our July 2019 economic and market highlights, including global growth expectations and key investment risks. In this issue we discuss the heightened potential for recession and interest rate hikes, global asset returns, and more.

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

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China and the global slowdown: A look back and ahead

Article

A lot has happened since Vanguard published its global economic and market outlook for 2019. In this 8-minute read, three Vanguard economists offer their insights on how trade tensions between China and the United States are changing the landscape.

In this 8-minute read, learn how Vanguard’s views on the economy and markets have shifted since the end of 2018.

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Risk speedometer: Risk appetite remains anchored at low level

Article

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

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

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Active Fixed Income Perspectives: 2nd Quarter 2019

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Read our fixed income market analysis. Get new insights into the 2019 fixed income market that can help you implement portfolio recommendations for your clients.

Read our fixed income market analysis. Get new insights into the 2019 fixed income market that can help you implement portfolio recommendations for your clients.

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Ten takeaways from the Inside Smart Beta and Active ETFs Conference

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Ten takeaways from the Inside Smart Beta & Active ETFs conference that you can use to evaluate factor-based funds.

Our expert offers ten takeaways from the Inside Smart Beta & Active ETFs conference.

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How America Saves 2019 analyzes retirement savings behavior

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The 18th edition of How America Saves delivers a comprehensive analysis of the retirement savings behavior of 5 million participants in about 1,900 defined contribution (DC) retirement plans for which Vanguard provides recordkeeping services.

The 18th edition of How America Saves examines trends in how participants accumulate, manage, and access retirement savings.

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How Fed policy uncertainty may affect asset allocation decisions

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Designing a portfolio for a specific economic environment offers the opportunity to reduce portfolio risk and improve return characteristics, but it also can expose investors to suboptimal outcomes. See the trade-offs for three Federal Reserve scenarios.

How Fed policy uncertainty may affect asset allocation decisions.

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Exploring falling ETF costs

Article

Just as e-commerce has helped lower the prices of many consumer goods, ETFs have helped lower costs for investors. This new ETF Perspectives explains how.

Just as e-commerce has helped lower the prices of many consumer goods, ETFs have helped lower costs for investors. This new ETF Perspectives explains how.

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