ETF Perspectives—Fall 2018 issue

November 12, 2018


This issue marks the fifth year of our publishing ETF Perspectives, Vanguard insights for financial advisors™, continuing our tradition of providing expert analysis of the growing ETF industry. In this issue, we explore the burgeoning realm of strategic model portfolios as well as other topics, including trading, index transitions, and the importance of currency hedging in global bond portfolios.

Check out the four articles in the Fall 2018 issue of ETF Perspectives below:

Elisabeth Kashner

Streamline your practice with strategic model portfolios

Elisabeth Kashner, Director of ETF Research at FactSet
FactSet's Elisabeth Kashner explains why strategic model portfolios can help streamline your practice.
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Chuck Thomas

Watch the news before trading ETFs

Chuck Thomas, Head of Vanguard U.S. ETF Capital Markets Team
Even routine macroeconomic news can affect bid-ask spreads.
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Rich Powers

Why Vanguard uses transition indexes

Rich Powers, Head of ETF Product Management
How we try to keep benchmark exposure as steady as possible.
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A portfolio stabilizer: Global (hedged) bonds

A portfolio stabilizer: Global (hedged) bonds

Hedging against currency swings historically has reduced portfolio volatility.
Read more

Download the complete Fall 2018 issue of ETF Perspectives


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