Forum, Wiki, Blog, Local Chapters and Affiliates
The Bogleheads community
The Bogleheads community encompasses the forum, the wiki, and an investment blog. Affiliate sites include a presence on Facebook, Reddit and Twitter; a regular series of podcasts and The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy. The Bogle Center has established the Bogleheads YouTube channel, and sponsors the U.S. Bogleheads Conferences, the Bogleheads Virtual Life Stage meetings, and the weekly Twitter Spaces discussions.
We have published three investment books: The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing; The Bogleheads’ Guide to Retirement Planning; and The Bogleheads’ Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio. Taken together, we’re attempting to reach out and provide education, assistance and relevant information to investors of all experience levels in as many ways as possible.
This 24-year journey started in 1998 on the Morningstar.com Vanguard Diehards forum. In February of 2007, we decided to start our own commercial-free forum in order to control our own destiny. Since then, the growth of the forum and the Bogleheads community has been phenomenal.
We currently have 92 local chapters; 81 inside the US and 11 outside the US — Bahrain, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. New chapters are being added on a regular basis. A number of our local chapters have published meeting presentations on YouTube.
Starting in 2000, we’ve held national conferences in major cities around the country. We currently meet in Philadelphia in the autumn of each year.
The Bogleheads site is operated by volunteers who contribute time and talent at no charge. We do accept donations to help defray operating costs. We’re glad that you stopped by. Hopefully you’ll join us in our mission to make sure investors get their fair share of market returns.
The open non-commercial nature of our moderated forums provide participants with a broad range of guidance free from influence by the financial industry.
While the majority of our members are based in the United States, the forums increasingly attract members from around the world.
We now have more than 100,000 registered members who have made more than four million posts. The forum averages about 2,000,000 visits per month from members and guests, and those visitors read more than 22,000,000 pages each month. On an average day, forum members make between 1,500 and 2,000 posts. At any one time, there are between 700 and 900 people online viewing the forum.
Bogleheads.org includes among its membership a number of authors of mainstream investment books. Many of these authors will gladly answer participants’ questions regarding their works.
The Bogleheads® wiki has become a virtual library of helpful information on just about any subject related to investing and the Bogleheads. It is a collaborative enterprise by members of the Bogleheads community. The wiki contains more than 1,000 articles.
Our goal is to create a growing knowledge base of financial subjects that furthers the education and empowerment of retail investors.
Financial Page is dedicated to providing bogleheads.org. and its members access to the blogging medium. We also attempt to consolidate information about such activities as local chapters, podcasts, and contests for our readers.
The team that operates our sites and keeps them running are our site administrators, Alex Frakt, Larry Auton, and LadyGeek. Our interview with LadyGeek explains what this entails.
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Our guides, interviews and contests
Our published books, our blog interviews, and the two annual contest entertainments.
Financial Page occasionally interviews forum members on various topics. Here is a handy reference for our interviews.
The Bogleheads have collaborated to write two investment texts exemplifying our investing philosophy. In addition, Taylor Larimore has written a third text explaining the Three-Fund Portfolio.
Bogleheads participate in two annual contests, both designed as entertainments. The contests are The Boglehead Contest, and the Boglehead Hedge Fund Contest.