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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

Exploring falling ETF costs

Current thoughts on the economy and the markets

Article

Read an interview with two economic experts on recent developments in the global economy and markets.

Get expert economic insights from our recent Virtual Forum.

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Vanguard economic and market update

Article

Get Vanguard's current views on monetary policy, recession risk, trade, unemployment, and inflation—all in an accessible bulleted format.

Get Vanguard's quick, bulleted overview on the state of the economy and the markets.

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Risk speedometer: Appetite for risk continues to decline

Article

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

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

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The Digital Investor: Financial attention through multiple digital channels

Whitepaper

A new Vanguard research paper explores how investors use their mobile devices to interact with their financial institutions.

A new Vanguard research paper explores how investors use their mobile devices to interact with their financial institutions.

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How to position ETFs

Video  |  Transcript available

ETFs can be great vehicles for implementing strategies and achieving goals, but some clients are hesitant to include them in a portfolio. In this video, Vanguard’s Rich Powers shares his thoughts on how to educate clients about the benefits of investing in ETFs.

In this video, Vanguard's Rich Powers shares his thoughts on how advisors can educate clients about the benefits of ETFs and overcome clients’ objections.

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Tap into research resources from our recent Virtual Forum

Article

Here's a complete summary of the Vanguard research and commentary content that was made available to attendees of the recent Vanguard Virtual Forum.

Here's a rundown of the research and commentary content that was available to attendees of the recent Vanguard Virtual Forum.

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Don't stop believing in the benefits of indexing

Article

Indexing's dynamic growth has delivered a host of benefits for investors, and Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley explains why there is still room to grow.

Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley explains why indexing’s dynamic growth is a win for investors.

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Moving to a risk-off environment: Will market sentiment become reality?

Article

Read what one of our most experienced fixed income experts, Anne Mathias, has to say about the current global market environment for fixed income and what may be on the horizon. Use these insights to weigh future portfolio recommendations for your clients.

Anne Mathias, one of our most experienced fixed income experts, weighs in on the current global fixed income market environment and what may be on the horizon.

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The Fed must play the hand it's been dealt

Article

Vanguard Chief Economist Joe Davis gives his perspective on where monetary policy may be headed.

Vanguard Chief Economist Joe Davis gives his perspective on where monetary policy may be headed.

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Why ESG investing matters and how to approach it

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In this 13-minute podcast, Vanguard Equity Product Manager Drew Schneider helps make sense of what it means to invest in ESG products and why ESG investing doesn't mean your clients have to sacrifice return.

Podcast: Breaking down the mysteries of ESG investing.

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A Q&A with Barry Ritholtz: ETF Perspectives

Article

Barry Ritholtz describes the beauty of ETFs, and how his firm marries asset allocation and financial planning to create more value for clients.

Barry Ritholtz describes the beauty of ETFs, and how his firm marries asset allocation and financial planning to create more value for clients.

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Factors driving ETF adoption

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Newer Vanguard investors are increasingly using ETFs as their primary investment vehicle, researchers have found.

Newer Vanguard investors are increasingly using ETFs as their primary investment vehicle, researchers have found.

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The yield curve inverted. Is recession imminent?

Article

Vanguard Senior Economist Andrew Patterson discusses the recent yield curve inversion in the bond market and what it might signal about the economy.

Vanguard Senior Economist Andrew Patterson discusses the recent yield curve inversion in the bond market.

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ETFs and the international market

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More and more advisors are using ETFs to help their clients gain access to international markets. In this video excerpt, experts break down things to consider when adding international ETFs to a portfolio and offer some cautions when trading international ETFs.

More and more advisors are using international ETFs. In this video excerpt, experts break down what to consider when adding these types of ETFs to a portfolio.

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Building a digital strategy?

Whitepaper

Recently, Vanguard researchers explored the concept of "digital financial attention"—how investors interact digitally with their investment accounts. Their findings delve into digital financial attention and how it varies by such factors as age, gender, and more.

The findings of Vanguard researchers on the concept of "digital financial attention"—how investors interact digitally with their investment accounts.

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Late-cycle macro risks and asset allocation

Whitepaper

As the U.S. economy enters the later stages of its current expansion, three risks may affect asset allocation.

As the U.S. economy enters the later stages of its current expansion, three risks may affect asset allocation.

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5 key takeaways for improving your client service

Article

What can you do to enhance your client service? This brochure offers insights into the services clients seek from their advisors.

Access a compilation of third-party research that provides strategies for enhancing your client service.

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Amid a tight job market, tech drives low inflation

Article

Learn how technology is dampening inflation and what this means for investors and the economy overall.

Learn how technology is dampening inflation and what this means for investors.

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Embracing a global stock market

Article

This one-pager provides three good reasons why it’s smart to invest internationally. Share it with your clients.

This one-pager provides three good reasons why it’s smart to invest internationally. Share it with your clients.

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