Category: Vanguard

Tracking error is one measure of judging a fund manager’s performance. Managed Payout Fund The Managed Payout Fund is designed to give investors regular monthly payouts. The fund is intended to supplement  other sources of retirement income. The Managed Payout …

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Tracking error is the ultimate measure of judging an index fund manager’s performance.Since an index manager does not engage in security selection with an index fund, it is the manager’s transactional skill which distinguishes performance. For stock market allocations  how …

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Vanguard has a policy of returning 100% of after expense security lending income to its mutual funds that lend securities. The Statement of Additional Information to a fund prospectus itemizes security lending income and expenses so that the net percentage …

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This guest article is authored by Bogleheads forum member lack_ey.  See  this forum post for additional commentary. Vanguard’s factor funds, which launched in February 2018, provide yet another take on long-only factor investing within US stocks, joining similar mutual funds …

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Vanguard has initiated a new podcast series, The Planner and The Geek. The series includes audio podcast interviews with authors and experts who participated in the 2017 Bogleheads® 2017 Conference. The first podcast in the series, Getting started: What would …

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At year-end 2017 The Vanguard Group Inc. managed over five trillion dollars of investor assets. This accumulation of assets is a continuation of a trend of massive inflows of investor funds. The company surpassed two trillion dollars in assets under …

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One of John Bogle’s most unique achievements is the creation of the organizational structure of The Vanguard Group. It is common for both Bogle and Vanguard to refer to the company as a “mutual” mutual fund company, since the investment management …

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Vanguard issues annual reports for the firm’s international and global index funds on October 31 of each year. The reports provide information that can highlight some of the underlying conditions affecting a fund’s future capital gains distribution outlook; an indication of a fund’s foreign tax credit; the level of security lending in each fund, and […]

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One of the main arguments for investing in passive index funds is the relative assurance of reaping a fair share of market returns. But as market benchmarks bear no costs, an index fund manager needs to reduce frictional costs in …

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Vanguard issues annual reports for the firm’s international and global index funds on October 31 of each year. The reports provide information that can highlight some of the underlying conditions affecting a fund’s future capital gains distribution outlook; an indication …

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