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by Paul Romano
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ETFs vs. Mutual Funds ("Bogleheads Mentioned in the NYT")
Replies: 59
Views: 8096

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds ("Bogleheads Mentioned in the NYT")

"Falling Fees Give Investors More Choices. Just Be Careful Using Them." "The Bogleheads, a group of admirers of John C. Bogle — the founder of the Vanguard Group and the godfather of low-cost investing — often recommend a simple, three-fund portfolio that tracks the total United States stock market,...
by Paul Romano
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New York Times--A Price War Has Driven Fund Fees to Zero. They May Be Set to Drop Further.
Replies: 10
Views: 2787

New York Times--A Price War Has Driven Fund Fees to Zero. They May Be Set to Drop Further.

"A Price War Has Driven Fund Fees to Zero. They May Be Set to Drop Further." New York Times April 5, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/business/price-war-fund-fees-zero-negative.html?login=email&auth=login-email "Investment fees have dropped so low that you may have assumed they have gone as f...
by Paul Romano
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Barron's--Vanguard Just Made Its S&P 500 Fund Even Cheaper
Replies: 21
Views: 2707

Re: Barron's--Vanguard Just Made Its S&P 500 Fund Even Cheaper

The Vanguard website states that the S&P ETF has close to $100 billion invested. A reduction of .01 bps means that Vanguard will be returning an additional $10 million. A nice return to shareholders. Another $330 billion in Mutual Fund shares. That's an extra $33 million in revenue at 1 bps for Vang...
by Paul Romano
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Barron's--Vanguard Just Made Its S&P 500 Fund Even Cheaper
Replies: 21
Views: 2707

Re: Barron's--Vanguard Just Made Its S&P 500 Fund Even Cheaper

1 bps reduction might not sound like a lot but it does represent a 25% reduction in costs which does sound like a lot.

I wonder if the Admiral shares will match the ETF in cost at .03bps.

If not- I think that Vanguard is trying to steer their clients towards ETFs versus Mutual Funds.
by Paul Romano
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Barron's--Vanguard Just Made Its S&P 500 Fund Even Cheaper
Replies: 21
Views: 2707

Barron's--Vanguard Just Made Its S&P 500 Fund Even Cheaper

Vanguard Just Made Its S&P 500 Fund Even Cheaper Barron's "Vanguard Group will not be outdone. A fintech start-up offered zero-fee ETFs first, but that’s quickly becoming old news. The latest annual reports by Vanguard, the $5 trillion money manager, show that its Vanguard S&P 500 exchange-traded fu...
by Paul Romano
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Ups the Ante in an ETF Race to Zero - Fees are coming down on seven ETFs
Replies: 97
Views: 9088

Re: Vanguard Ups the Ante in an ETF Race to Zero Fees are coming down on seven ETFs, with combined assets of more t

Are more cuts on the way. Barron's is reporting the following: "Vanguard, which pioneered low-fee index mutual funds, has long been a major driver of reduced fees on investment products. It may do more snipping soon: Regulatory filings are due over the next week for eight other of the company’s ETFs...
by Paul Romano
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Ups the Ante in an ETF Race to Zero - Fees are coming down on seven ETFs
Replies: 97
Views: 9088

Re: Vanguard Ups the Ante in an ETF Race to Zero Fees are coming down on seven ETFs, with combined assets of more t

Barron's writes: "Vanguard Makes Tiny ETF Fee Cuts Because There’s Not Much Left to Cut" Interesting that ETF expense ratios are lower for some funds than Admiral shares. Strong reason to purchase ETF versus Admiral. Seems like Vanguard is pushing holders to ETFs based on expense ratio pricing. Why?...
by Paul Romano
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Ups the Ante in an ETF Race to Zero - Fees are coming down on seven ETFs
Replies: 97
Views: 9088

Vanguard Ups the Ante in an ETF Race to Zero - Fees are coming down on seven ETFs

WSJ "Vanguard Ups the Ante in an ETF Race to Zero Fees are coming down on seven ETFs, with combined assets of more than $134 billion." "Vanguard Group is cutting management fees on seven exchange-traded funds, the latest money manager to trim fees on a host of investment products. The ETFs, with com...
by Paul Romano
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How a 12-year Vanguard win streak makes it the ‘Amazon of wealth management’
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

How a 12-year Vanguard win streak makes it the ‘Amazon of wealth management’

How a 12-year Vanguard win streak makes it the ‘Amazon of wealth management’ https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-a-12-year-vanguard-win-streak-makes-it-the-amazon-of-wealth-management-2019-02-19 "Economist Burton Malkeil has called the index fund “the most important financial innovation that has b...
by Paul Romano
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: " Vanguard doesn’t bare its finances. Should investors care?"
Replies: 25
Views: 2341

" Vanguard doesn’t bare its finances. Should investors care?"

Philadelphia Inquirer article: "Vanguard doesn’t bare its finances. Should investors care?" Is this something that Vanguard investors and Bogleheads should concern themselves with? https://www.philly.com/columnists/vanguard-money-market-financial-crisis-investor-loss-20190218.html "The head of one o...
by Paul Romano
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 7M Americans 3 months behind on their car payments.
Replies: 9
Views: 2311

A record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments, a red flag for the economy

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] "A record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments, a red flag for the economy" Is this an indicator as to where the economy is heading? https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/business/2019/02/12/record-million-americans-ar...
by Paul Romano
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Total World Stock (VTWAX) and All-World ex-US Small Cap Admiral Shares (VFSAX) now available (February 7)
Replies: 181
Views: 19715

Re: Vanguard Total World Stock (VTWAX) and All-World ex-US Small Cap Admiral Shares (VFSAX) now available (February 7)

Jhfenton wrote: According to the November filing, the expense ratio for Total World Admiral will be 0.10%, the same as the ETF, and the expense ratio for ex-US Small Cap will be 0.16%, compared to 0.13% for VSS in last year's prospectus and 0.12% in the current annual report. I thought that Vanguar...
by Paul Romano
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Guess Who’s Defending Active Bond Funds? Vanguard
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Bloomberg--"Defending Active Bond Funds? Vanguard."

Bloomberg "Guess Who’s Defending Active Bond Funds? Vanguard. The global head of fixed income at the firm known for the indexing revolution says debt pickers can survive, but only if fees keep falling." Quick — what’s the first word you associate with VaQuick — what’s the first word you associate wi...
by Paul Romano
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Vanguard to stop accepting purchases in Leveraged or Inverse mutual funds]
Replies: 145
Views: 8918

" Vanguard to stop trading of leveraged, inverse investments"

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] "Vanguard to stop trading of leveraged, inverse investments" MARKET NEWSJANUARY 8, 2019 / 4:13 PM / Jan 8 (Reuters) - Asset manager Vanguard Group said its clients would no longer be able to purchase leveraged or inverse mutual funds, exchange-...
by Paul Romano
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Philadelphia Inquirer article--"What to expect from mutual funds giant Vanguard in 2019"
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: Philadelphia Inquirer article--"What to expect from mutual funds giant Vanguard in 2019"

There are some informative posts on the Bond dividend issue described in the article for anyone looking for additional information https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=267284&newpost=4292831&view=unread#unread EyeDee wrote: Missing 12/21/2018 Bond Dividends Delayed Quote Post by Eye...
by Paul Romano
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Missing 12/21/2018 Bond Dividends Delayed
Replies: 43
Views: 4556

Re: Missing 12/21/2018 Bond Dividends Delayed

I found this in an article online today. It is from the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Bogleheads are mentioned. "Vanguard emailed some customers just before Christmas, blaming a “technical error” related to dividend distributions. A number of bond funds paid out small capital gains on Dec. 21 and shoul...
by Paul Romano
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: E-mail from "VANGUARD MONEY MARKET RESERVES INC." - Phishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 1700

Re: E-mail from "VANGUARD MONEY MARKET RESERVES INC." - Phishing?

Interesting commentary on two points in particular. After reading these posts I checked my e-mails and found that I received the e-mail in question on December 19, 2018. It is for my Federal Money Market settlement account. On the first point I strongly agree with ResearchMed that Vanguard and other...
by Paul Romano
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New interview with Jack Bogle-Highly recommended
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

New interview with Jack Bogle-Highly recommended

"John Bogle: RIAs Are the Future; Trading Is Investors’ Enemy" https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2018/11/27/john-bogle-rias-are-the-future-trading-is-investor/?slreturn=20181028115340 Sounds like Jack is doing well and just had a pacemaker two weeks ago. A few excerpts from the interview. I recommend rea...
by Paul Romano
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: GE Preferred Stock Looms Large for Vanguard and Pimco
Replies: 1
Views: 422

GE Preferred Stock Looms Large for Vanguard and Pimco

Bloomberg Article "GE Preferred Stock Looms Large for Vanguard and Pimco The asset managers big stakes in their short-term bond funds, of all places." It will be interesting to see what Vanguard Short Term IG closes at today. I cannot determine how much the fund holds in GE. https://www.bloomberg.co...
by Paul Romano
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard closure last week
Replies: 21
Views: 4826

Re: Vanguard closure last week

The Philadelphia Inquirer had an article that featured the Bogleheads reaction to the outage. "Vanguard’s website goes dark over the weekend, prompting the Bogleheads to rage online" http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/bogleheads-vanguard-website-john-bogle-tim-buckley-fidelity-20181105.html Belo...
by Paul Romano
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard website "unavailable during weekend of Nov 3"
Replies: 203
Views: 18917

Re: Vanguard website "unavailable during weekend of Nov 3"

by Broken Man 1999 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:33 am I just logged in. Balances of Vanguard accounts displayed. But I already knew what they were. Still nice to see everything was still there. I just logged on and am not seeing any balances. Message that they are currently unavailable. Also received a me...
by Paul Romano
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard website "unavailable during weekend of Nov 3"
Replies: 203
Views: 18917

Re: Vanguard website "unavailable during weekend of Nov 3"

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:22 am I only see the message when logged in. If they are going to disable logins, why not display the message on their publicly viewable pages? For example... "Client access will not be available from from 12:01 AM November 3 through 11:59 PM November 4th East...
by Paul Romano
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard website "unavailable during weekend of Nov 3"
Replies: 203
Views: 18917

Re: Vanguard website "unavailable during weekend of Nov 3"

I find the Vanguard message about the upcoming web outage vague and concerning. When will the website be unavailable? What hours does the weekend of November 3, cover. Does it start Friday at 5 PM. Typically this type of messaging would state the planned hours that the website will not be available....
by Paul Romano
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard website problems [Transactions won't go through, 500 error...]
Replies: 101
Views: 5241

Re: Vanguard website today

I tried purchasing ETFs using the app and could not.

Given an error message telling me to call to place trade.

My balances are also reflecting yesterday's prices.

Not a good thing- especially with the market down over 300 points.
by Paul Romano
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I just viewed my first Vanguard television commercial on CNN
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

I just viewed my first Vanguard television commercial on CNN

Watching CNN and I just viewed the first television commercial I have ever seen ran by Vanguard. I'm use to seeing commercials by Fidelity, Schwab and E*Trade New direction by Vanguard running tv commercials? It was a very vague commercial. It begins saying that Vanguard investors are all about numb...
by Paul Romano
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: WSJ 9/12/18- Fidelity Doubles Down on Free Fund Strategy
Replies: 34
Views: 3791

Re: WSJ 9/12/18- Fidelity Doubles Down on Free Fund Strategy

Bloomberg writes the following: Fidelity Investments Chief Executive Officer Abigail Johnson said the firm’s decision to launch a series of no-fee mutual funds had a simple rationale: bring in new customers. “The objective was to lower the friction and get more people to try Fidelity,” Johnson said ...
by Paul Romano
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Credit freezes and un-freezes are now free]
Replies: 58
Views: 2776

New York Times--NYTimes: Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free. Here’s Why You Should Go for It.

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] New York Times 9/16/18 Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free. Here’s Why You Should Go for It. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/your-money/credit-freeze-free.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad "Consumers will soon be able to freeze t...
by Paul Romano
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: WSJ 9/12/18- Fidelity Doubles Down on Free Fund Strategy
Replies: 34
Views: 3791

Re: WSJ 9/12/18- Fidelity Doubles Down on Free Fund Strategy

Link to Fidelity press release: Fidelity® Continues to Lead the Industry with Launch of Two Additional Zero Expense Ratio Mutual Funds First Two Fidelity ZERO Funds Grow to More than $1 Billion 09/12/2018 https://www.fidelity.com/about-fidelity/individual-investing/fidelity-continues-to-lead-the-ind...
by Paul Romano
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: WSJ 9/12/18- Fidelity Doubles Down on Free Fund Strategy
Replies: 34
Views: 3791

WSJ 9/12/18- Fidelity Doubles Down on Free Fund Strategy

Fidelity Doubles Down on Free Fund Strategy WSJ 9/12/18 https://www.fidelity.com/about-fidelity/individual-investing/fidelity-continues-to-lead-the-industry-with-launch "Fidelity Investments is preparing to double its number of free index funds, raising the stakes in its push to lure new clients fro...
by Paul Romano
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Barron's--Vanguard Is Losing Battles on Two Fronts in Fee Wars
Replies: 53
Views: 4928

Barron's--Vanguard Is Losing Battles on Two Fronts in Fee Wars

Vanguard Is Losing Battles on Two Fronts in Fee Wars Barron's https://www.barrons.com/articles/vanguard-is-losing-battles-on-two-fronts-in-fee-wars-1536663601 Vanguard is losing its crown as the king of low-cost index investing. Fidelity recently launched two index mutual funds with zero expense rat...
by Paul Romano
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: September 6,2018-Vanguard Introduces Low-Cost Total World Bond ETF
Replies: 48
Views: 6148

September 6,2018-Vanguard Introduces Low-Cost Total World Bond ETF

Vanguard Introduces Low-Cost Total World Bond ETF 06 Sep 2018 Vanguard Introduces Low-Cost Total World Bond ETF VALLEY FORGE, PA (September 6, 2018) – Vanguard today launched Vanguard Total World Bond ETF (BNDW), the industry’s first U.S.-domiciled index ETF offering investors access to the global i...
by Paul Romano
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [New Vanguard website layout starting Saturday, August 11]
Replies: 133
Views: 10628

Re: [New Vanguard website layout starting Saturday, August 11]

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:53 pm MFInvestor wrote: ↑Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:19 pm It is difficult to comprehend how a company can initiate these changes over a weekend when they are closed. Software changes are always done on weekends or after business hours. If anything goes wrong, the impac...
by Paul Romano
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [New Vanguard website layout starting Saturday, August 11]
Replies: 133
Views: 10628

Re: [New Vanguard website layout starting Saturday, August 11]

daveydoo wrote: ↑Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:54 pm am wrote: ↑Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:42 pm ...There is a notable absence of expense ratios... Not to sound paranoid but I think you're right. This is what I see, too, although I probably would not have noticed it (!). It was always sort of my "to-do" list when I...
by Paul Romano
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [New Vanguard website layout starting Saturday, August 11]
Replies: 133
Views: 10628

Re: [New Vanguard website layout starting Saturday, August 11]

The expense ratios are no longer listed on the Balance and Holdings page. They have been moved and can be found by clicking on the Performance link on the Balance and Holding page. I own several non Vanguard ETFs. The expense ratios for the non Vanguard ETFs are now missing. They are blank. Under th...
by Paul Romano
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [New Vanguard website layout starting Saturday, August 11]
Replies: 133
Views: 10628

Re: Anyone noticing Vanguard website changes today Saturday August 11

Thanks Lady Geek for merging duplicate thread. Somehow I submitted 2x in error.

Also missing with the new format is the expense ratio. Information I found useful.

I did not receive any notification regarding the changes.
by Paul Romano
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [New Vanguard website layout starting Saturday, August 11]
Replies: 133
Views: 10628

Anyone noticing Vanguard website changes today Saturday August 11

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] I'm noticing changes for the first time when logging on today. Under Accounts and Balances my Vanguard Mutual Funds are no longer seperate from my stock and ETF holdings. They are all now mixed together. I liked the old view better. Seperate br...
by Paul Romano
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Press Release--Vanguard Continues To Expand Active Fixed Income Offerings With Proposed Global Credit Bond Fund
Replies: 19
Views: 2532

Press Release--Vanguard Continues To Expand Active Fixed Income Offerings With Proposed Global Credit Bond Fund

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vanguard-continues-to-expand-active-fixed-income-offerings-with-proposed-global-credit-bond-fund-300694764.html Vanguard Continues To Expand Active Fixed Income Offerings With Proposed Global Credit Bond Fund "VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ...
by Paul Romano
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Prime Fund Yield reached 1.99% today
Replies: 18
Views: 4038

Re: Vanguard Prime Fund Yield reached 1.99% today

Checked on Vanguard Prime this morning and the SEC yield is now at 2.00% The Compound yield is 2.02%. by gd » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:06 am Paul Romano wrote: ↑Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:59 pm Next stop 3% in xx/xx/201x Hm. Meaning interest rates will climb 50% within 1.5 years. Things probably work differently ...
by Paul Romano
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Prime Fund Yield reached 1.99% today
Replies: 18
Views: 4038

Vanguard Prime Fund Yield reached 1.99% today

Vanguard Prime Fund Yield reached 1.99% today The Compound Yield is 2.01% Quite an increase in yield from the 0.05% for 2015 and 0.01% in 2014. That's a current increase of 40x 2015 and 200x 2014. A $100,000 investment in Prime is now returning $2,000 annually versus $50 in 2015 and $10 in 2014. Nex...
by Paul Romano
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: General Electric booted from Dow Jones Industrial Average
Replies: 53
Views: 7264

General Electric booted from Dow Jones Industrial Average

General Electric booted from Dow Jones Industrial Average https://www.marketwatch.com/story/general-electric-booted-from-dow-jones-industrial-average-2018-06-19 General Electric Co. GE, -1.39% is being removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.15% and will be replaced by Walgreens Boots...
by Paul Romano
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: WSJ-- Next Stop for Mutual-Fund Fees: Zero
Replies: 40
Views: 4739

WSJ-- Next Stop for Mutual-Fund Fees: Zero

WSJ- June 10 "Next Stop for Mutual-Fund Fees: Zero That could mean tens of thousands in extra savings for investors in retirement." https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-stop-for-mutual-fund-fees-zero-1528652532[url][/url] How much is a mutual-fund adviser’s advice really worth? How about nothing? Since...
by Paul Romano
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Barron's article: "No Volatility Here: Cash Makes a Comeback"
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Barron's article: "No Volatility Here: Cash Makes a Comeback"

"No Volatility Here: Cash Makes a Comeback" Barron's https://www.barrons.com/articles/no-volatility-here-cash-makes-a-comeback-1524864021 A few excerpts from the article: Rising interest rates are punishing bonds and causing stocks to teeter. But cash investments—a misnomer until recently—haven’t lo...
by Paul Romano
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Falling ETF and mutual-fund fees saved investors $4 billion last year
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Falling ETF and mutual-fund fees saved investors $4 billion last year

"Falling ETF and mutual-fund fees saved investors $4 billion last year" MarketWatch https://www.marketwatch.com/story/falling-etf-and-mutual-fund-fees-saved-investors-4-billion-last-year-2018-04-26 Thank you Jack Bogle and Vanguard. A few snippets from the article "The race to zero” is saving invest...
by Paul Romano
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Firstrade Makes a Splash With 700 Commission-Free ETFs (Including Vanguard!)
Replies: 12
Views: 2235

Firstrade Makes a Splash With 700 Commission-Free ETFs (Including Vanguard!)

Firstrade Makes a Splash With 700 Commission-Free ETFs (Including Vanguard!) April 15, 2018, 04:15:00 PM EDT By Jordan Wathen, Motley Fool https://www.nasdaq.com/article/firstrade-makes-a-splash-with-700-commission-free-etfs-including-vanguard-cm948090 " Firstrade Securities was one of the earliest ...
by Paul Romano
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle: Warren Buffett gave me a surprise shoutout at Berkshire meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 2255

Bogle: Warren Buffett gave me a surprise shoutout at Berkshire meeting

"Bogle: Warren Buffett gave me a surprise shoutout at Berkshire meeting" Nice read. A few excerpts though I suggest you use the link to read the entire piece. http://www.omaha.com/money/buffett/bogle-warren-buffett-gave-me-a-surprise-shoutout-at-berkshire/article_18003303-afd9-50a1-a4e8-a7a84bffe95b...
by Paul Romano
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ETFs’ Hidden Source of Return—Securities Lending
Replies: 2
Views: 704

ETFs’ Hidden Source of Return—Securities Lending

Interesting Barron's column today: ETFs’ Hidden Source of Return—Securities Lending https://www.barrons.com/articles/etfs-hidden-source-of-returnsecurities-lending-1523054918 A few excerpts from the article: Consider two ETFs tracking the same benchmark—the $1.3 billion Vanguard Russell 2000 (ticker...
by Paul Romano
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Vanguard sends out erroneous "not enough money in settlement fund" notice]
Replies: 94
Views: 7921

Re: Concerns with Vanguard

This is alarming. I just logged into my account for the first time today and my Federal Money Market is showing a balance of zero instead of $200,000. The cumulative value of all of my accounts is also off by $200,000. When I go to the Balances and Holdings page the $200,000 is listed. I then notice...
by Paul Romano
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Vanguard sends out erroneous "not enough money in settlement fund" notice]
Replies: 94
Views: 7921

Re: Vanguard "system issue" 3/27/18 [erroneous "not enough money in settlement fund" notice]

This is alarming. I just logged into my account for the first time today and my Federal Money Market is showing a balance of zero instead of $200,000. The cumulative value of all of my accounts is also off by $200,000. When I go to the Balances and Holdings page the $200,000 is listed. I then notice...
by Paul Romano
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Half of investors will own an ETF by 2020: BlackRock
Replies: 0
Views: 541

Half of investors will own an ETF by 2020: BlackRock

Half of investors will own an ETF by 2020: BlackRock https://www.marketwatch.com/story/half-of-investors-will-own-an-etf-by-2020-blackrock-2018-03-13 Exchange-traded funds, long one of the fastest-growing segments of Wall Street, could become the dominant investing vehicle in just a few years — not ...