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Market volatility

Market volatility

Insights and tools to allay client fears

Enduring volatility: Two charts

The impact of economic surprises on asset returns

Whitepaper

Do economic surprises influence asset returns? A look at the effects of these surprises and the implications for investors.

Do economic surprises influence asset returns? A look at the effects of these surprises and the implications for investors.

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Market volatility: Perspective and resources

Article

While some clients can take volatility in stride, others can't. Market history and our coaching framework can help with potentially difficult conversations.

While some clients can take volatility in stride, others can't. Market history and our coaching framework can help with potentially difficult conversations.

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The fallout from the global financial crisis continues a decade on

Article

The global financial crisis is a decade behind us, but the fallout still continues.

The global financial crisis is a decade behind us, but the fallout still continues.

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What's behind the latest surge in the dollar?

Article

Vanguard Senior Economist Roger A. Aliaga-Diaz puts the current U.S. dollar strength into the historical context of past dollar super-cycles.

Vanguard Senior Economist Roger Aliaga-Diaz puts the current U.S. dollar strength into the historical context of past dollar super-cycles.

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MYTH: Active management performs better in bear markets

Article

Why select an active manager? Advisors have many reasons, but not all of them hold up to scrutiny. Believing that active managers generally perform better in bear markets is a myth, not a reality. Take a look at the reality.

Not all reasons for selecting active managers hold up to scrutiny. Let's look at whether active managers generally perform better in certain bear markets.

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Still a long and bumpy road to travel on the way to a U.S.-China deal

Blog

Vanguard’s Qian Wang says the chance of a trade war between China and the U.S. has increased but there is still hope for a deal

Vanguard’s Qian Wang says the chance of a trade war between China and the U.S. has increased but there is still hope for a deal

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Are stocks dangerously overvalued?

Article

Not according to a new Vanguard yardstick. Our “fair-value” CAPE ratio suggests that valuations are indeed high but not in the “bubble” territory implied by the conventional CAPE.

Not according to a new Vanguard yardstick. Our “fair-value” CAPE ratio suggests that valuations are indeed high but not in “bubble” territory.

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Is a global trade war now underway?

Article

The Trump administration’s May 31 ordering of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and Europe has sparked more concern over the risk of a trade war and implications for the global economy. How will these tariffs affect the U.S. economy? How concerned should investors be?

While the odds of a trade war have grown, we believe it is unlikely the U.S. will dramatically shift trade policy at the risk of disrupting domestic growth.

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The link between stocks and bonds: Will history be our guide?

Article

With market volatility becoming the norm, will we experience more simultaneous declines of stocks and bonds, and what popular hedging strategies are available to offset this occurrence?

With market volatility becoming the norm, will the inverse relationship between stocks and bonds still hold over time?

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Fingerprints and bear markets: No two are the same

Blog

If you choose to use active management, the best way to increase odds of success is to select low-cost managers.

If you choose to use active management, the best way to increase odds of success is to select low-cost managers.

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Prep now, fee pressure is coming

Blog

Advisors aren't feeling pressure to decrease fees yet but are feeling pressure to increase the range of services they offer clients.

Advisors aren't feeling pressure to decrease fees yet but are feeling pressure to increase the range of services they offer clients.

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Is inflation heating up? Not really

Blog

Vanguard Chief Economist Joe Davis sees inflation warranting higher rates, but not too much higher.

Vanguard Chief Economist Joe Davis sees inflation warranting higher rates, but not too much higher.

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Helping clients think long term during market volatility

Article

Volatility isn't the villain some investors think it is. This article offers a useful framework for thinking about volatility, along with resources for helping clients stay focused on what matters most even when the markets turn choppy.

Volatility isn't the villain some investors think it is. This article explains why and offers tips for helping clients stay focused on their long-term goals.

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Volatility highlights the need for behavioral coaching

Blog

Behavioral coaching is one of the most valuable services advisors provide. Tips for maximizing your impact as a behavioral coach.

Behavioral coaching is one of the most valuable services advisors provide. Tips for maximizing your impact as a behavioral coach.

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How likely is a global trade war?

Article

We believe it is unlikely that the current administration will dramatically shift trade policy at the risk of disrupting domestic growth. However, investors can reasonably assume that trade rhetoric will remain a source of volatility throughout 2018

We believe it is unlikely that the current administration will dramatically shift trade policy at the risk of disrupting domestic growth.

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New Fed chair, new challenge

Blog

Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis sees market conditions warranting higher rates, but not too much higher.

Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis sees market conditions warranting higher rates, but not too much higher.

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Demographics and equity returns: A far-fetched horror story

Blog

Baby boomers’ reduced equity exposure will be offset by millennials’ equity investing.

Baby boomers’ reduced equity exposure will be offset by millennials’ equity investing.

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In times of volatility, see people, not just their portfolios

Blog

Build clients’ trust by helping them understand the value you provide. Advisor’s alpha goes beyond portfolio construction.

Build clients’ trust by helping them understand the value you provide. Advisor’s alpha goes beyond portfolio construction.

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Market outlook: What to expect in 2018 and beyond

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In this podcast, Vanguard Investment Analyst Josh Hirt discusses some of the highlights from Vanguard’s annual economic and market outlook.

In this podcast, Vanguard Investment Analyst Josh Hirt discusses some of the highlights from Vanguard’s annual economic and market outlook.

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