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Helping build better portfolios for clients

Risk speedometer: Risk moderates

Practical strategies for adding TIPS to a portfolio

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In this 16-minute podcast, Vanguard Investment Analyst Kimberly Stockton explains how TIPS can play a strategic long-term role as ballast and a diversifier in a portfolio.

Podcast: Vanguard Investment Analyst Kimberly Stockton explains how TIPS can play a strategic long-term role as ballast and a diversifier in a portfolio.

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Getting back on track: A guide to smart rebalancing

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Our research team breaks down the benefits of rebalancing and suggests three best practices for executing a rebalancing strategy.

Our research team breaks down the benefits of rebalancing and suggests three best practices for executing a rebalancing strategy.

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A drop in the bucket: Indexing's share of U.S. trading activity

Whitepaper

Vanguard researchers created a methodology to calculate the trading volume on U.S. exchanges that's attributable to index funds.

Our researchers look at the impact index funds have on the capital markets and overall trading volume.

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Risk speedometer: Risk wanes

Article

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

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

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What is "The uncertainty advantage"?

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Watch the video replay of Vanguard Chief Investment Officer Greg Davis's keynote address at Inside ETFs in which Greg discussed the current fixed income environment, Vanguard's market and economic outlook, and opportunities to deliver greater value to clients.

Watch the video replay of Vanguard Chief Investment Officer Greg Davis's keynote address at Inside ETFs in February.

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Our expectations for emerging markets returns

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Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis explains why rebalancing into markets outside the United States makes strategic sense.

Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis on why emerging markets remain a wild card.

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Brexit and the value of diversified portfolios

Article

What the U.K. Parliament's latest vote over Brexit negotiations with the European Union means for investors and diversified portfolios.

What the U.K.'s latest Brexit vote means for investors.

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Are U.S. equities fairly valued?

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Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis says that for the first time in a decade, U.S. equities are approaching a fair-value assessment.

How fairly valued are U.S. equities? Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis offers his analysis.

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Podcast: Inside Inside ETFs 2019—a ringside seat at the conference

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In this 16-minute podcast, Vanguard ETF product management expert Rich Powers gives listeners an insider's view of the recent Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Florida--the showcase of the vibrant and growing ETF industry.

In this 16-minute podcast, Vanguard ETF product management expert Rich Powers provides investors with exciting highlights of the recent Inside ETFs conference.

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The strategic role TIPS can play in a portfolio

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Are Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities a good long-term investment? Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis explains how they can play a strategic role.

Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis explains the strategic role Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities can play in a portfolio.

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Risk speedometer: Easing off the brake

Article

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

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

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Is cash an option in the current market environment?

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Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis explains why he believes cash shouldn't be viewed as an investment vehicle.

Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis shares his thoughts on whether cash is an attractive option given the current market environment.

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Two pictures are worth 2,000 words

Article

Since 1996, the number of U.S. public companies has been cut in half. But all it takes is two pictures to see why Jim Rowley isn't worried.

Since 1996, the number of U.S. public companies has been cut in half. But all it takes is two pictures to see why Jim Rowley isn't worried.

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Webcast replay: Vanguard--Live from Inside ETFs

Article

This replay of Vanguard's webcast from the Inside ETFs conference features experts from inside and outside Vanguard discussing the ETF landscape.

This replay of Vanguard's webcast from the Inside ETFs conference features experts from inside and outside Vanguard discussing the ETF landscape.

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Active Fixed Income Perspectives: 4th quarter 2018

Article

Read the newest issue of Vanguard Active Fixed Income Perspectives for our evaluation of the fixed income markets. Get new insights to weigh upcoming fixed income opportunities and implement portfolio recommendations for your clients.

Read our fixed income market analysis. Gain new insights to assess 2019 fixed income opportunities and implement portfolio recommendations for your clients.

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Risk speedometer: Risk deceleration

Article

Vanguard's risk speedometers are our unique lens on investor behavior. This monthly update looks at December 2018 cash-flow data.

Vanguard's risk speedometers are our unique lens on investor behavior. This monthly update looks at December 2018 cash-flow data.

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The six key components for choosing an index asset manager

Article

Whether you're evaluating your existing index asset managers, looking to hire an index asset manager, or simply performing due diligence, these are the six key components you should be focusing on before making your final decision.

Are all index asset managers the same? Learn what separates the best managers from the rest of the industry.

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For equity factor strategies, beware the wrinkles in timing

Article

Learn how due diligence is necessary when using equity factor strategies to successfully achieve specific client investment objectives.

Think due diligence when considering equity factors to meet client investment objectives.

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The truth about active management myths

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There are many misconceptions about active investing. Senior Investment Strategist Chris Tidmore debunks common myths about active management - including one about Vanguard's approach to active - and shares key elements to succeeding with active investing.

In this podcast, Senior Investment Strategist Chris Tidmore discusses active management insights and misconceptions.

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