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Putting a value on your value: Quantifying advisor's alpha

Market perspectives: August 2020

U.S. GDP fell by a third in the second quarter, underscoring the challenges ahead. Vanguard expects a 2020 U.S. economic contraction of –7% to –9%.

2020 midyear economic highlights

Get highlights from our midyear global economic outlook and learn where the markets may go from here.

Shareholders to vote on merger, diversification changes

Proposals would merge Vanguard U.S. Value Fund into Vanguard Value Index Fund and change the diversification status of five other funds.

Active Fixed Income Perspectives: Seizing opportunities

Get expert analysis of today's fixed income markets in the 2nd quarter 2020 edition of Active Fixed Income Perspectives.

Vanguard economists discuss their global outlook

Vanguard economists take stock of how COVID-19 has reshaped their outlook for the economy and where they see markets going from here.

Fee-based advice: Prepping for a successful transition

A package of materials to support advisors in making the transition to a fee-based practice.

Learn to overcome client investing biases

Vanguard Senior Advice Strategist Mike DiJoseph explains how advisors can overcome common human biases that can skew their clients’ decisions.

Coach retirement-age clients through volatility

Vanguard Senior Advice Strategist Mike DiJoseph explains how advisors can help coach pre-retirees and recent retirees through market downturns.

How can emerging markets get through the pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt emerging markets a great challenge. The way out won't be easy. Nor is all lost.

Two actively managed Vanguard equity funds to merge

Vanguard will simplify its lineup of actively managed value funds by merging Vanguard Capital Value Fund into Vanguard Windsor Fund in mid-2020.

Active approach gives factor ETFs an edge in times of market stress

Our factor expert, Antonio Picca, outlines how active management lets us rapidly position factor ETFs to best reflect ever-changing market conditions.

Vanguard to expand ESG offering with U.S. corporate bond ETF

Vanguard ESG U.S. Corporate Bond ETF will expand our ESG offering and further enhance our commitment to satisfying evolving investor preferences. The fund is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2020.

Estimating the economic impact of the COVID-19 shock

COVID-19 has caused economic activity worldwide to fall sharply. A deep, short recession will likely be followed by a slow recovery.

Effectively coach clients through market declines

Senior Advice Strategist Mike DiJoseph explains how advisors can use behavioral coaching to keep clients focused on their long-term goals during market downturns.

Core Bond Fund outperformed when markets dropped

Vanguard Core Bond Fund provided superior cushioning during market turmoil sparked by COVID-19, outperforming PIMCO Income Fund.

Market perspectives: July 2020

Vanguard expects U.S. growth will turn positive in the third quarter, but significant risks to the economy remain from COVID-19.

The unwinding of pandemic debt

The low-interest-rate environment is a favorable backdrop for developed markets to retire pandemic-related debt.

Two frameworks help simplify behavioral coaching

Vanguard Senior Advice Strategist Mike DiJoseph explains two simple behavioral coaching frameworks to help advisors build deeper trust with clients.

Quality factor performance during the downturn; size mattered

Large-cap ruled the day based on Antonio Picca's analysis of how the quality factor weathered recent market turmoil.