Tap into research resources from our recent Virtual Forum

June 18, 2019


On June 18, we held our first ever live Virtual Forum. For 2½ hours, advisors could listen as Vanguard experts shared their insights on the markets and economy, active equity investing, Vanguard's partnership with advisors, and active fixed income investing.

Here's a summary of the research and commentary that was available to attendees of the event.

The Fed must play the hand it’s been dealt

Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis offers our perspective on where U.S. monetary policy may be headed.

As the cycle turns: Late-cycle macro risks and asset allocation

As the U.S. economy enters the later stages of its current expansion, returns are projected to be more modest than in previous late-cycle periods. Our economic research team examines three pressing risks that may affect asset allocation decisions.

Embracing a global stock market

International stocks represent almost half of the global stock market, but some investors continue to exhibit a home bias. Learn how international investments can help temper portfolio volatility.

Active Fixed Income Perspectives: 1st quarter 2019

Our fixed income team shares its quarterly analysis of the fixed income market and offers its insights into where it sees investment opportunities.

Tips for using factor-based funds to optimize your clients' portfolios

How to actively position portfolios to seek specific risk-and-return objectives.

Designing factor portfolios for your clients

Vanguard Global Head of Portfolio Construction Fran Kinniry shares strategies for implementing thoughtful, factor-based exposure into your clients' portfolios.

Will negative bond market sentiment become reality?

Senior Strategist Anne Mathias of Vanguard Fixed Income Group breaks down the current bond market environment and offers her prediction on whether the rising tide of negative rhetoric will become reality.

Watch for invitations to attend our future live events soon.


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