Vanguard model portfolios: Quarterly commentary

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Vanguard model portfolios: Quarterly commentary

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November 3, 2023

It’s one thing to examine the nuts and bolts of your clients’ model portfolios each quarter. But fact sheets don’t tell a complete story of why the data looked the way it did—or what might be in store next. This is where quarterly commentaries for Vanguard model portfolios can be invaluable. They seek to help you understand the whys behind the performance of portfolios.

Vanguard commentaries can help you avoid being caught flat-footed amid shifting market forces. Our experts assemble a clean, brief narrative around key data from the prior quarter. All you do is subscribe—and click when the latest update lands in your inbox.


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