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News

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Populism, nationalism, and risks to the global economy (21 April 2017)

Peter Westaway, Ph.D., and Vanguard's chief economist for Europe, and Jonathan Lemco, Ph.D., senior investment strategist with Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, discuss Brexit and the global order.

Politics: A time for change? (21 April 2017)

Peter Westaway, Ph.D., and Vanguard's chief economist for Europe, and Jonathan Lemco, Ph.D., senior investment strategist with Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, discuss recent political and world...

Yield surge: Remember the real role of bonds (17 April 2017)

If you're feeling unsettled by the sudden jump in yields, it might be helpful to remember why you invest in bonds.

Vanguard's free RMD Service: Sign up before you turn 70½ (17 April 2017)

Sign up for Vanguard's free required minimum distribution (RMD) service, and never forget to take an RMD.

Webcast replay: What role should bonds play in your portfolio? (13 April 2017)

In this replay of a recent webcast, Bryan Lewis of Vanguard Personal Advisor Services, and Kevin DiCiurcio of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, discuss interest rate fluctuations, investing durin...

Bogleheads® author blogs

Jim Dahle (a.k.a. EmergDoc, for medical professionals)

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Top 5 Reasons to Retire Early (22 April 2017)

Direct Indexing With Wealthfront (21 April 2017)

5 Key Coverages for Property Insurance (19 April 2017)

Lessons Learned From Doing My 2016 Taxes (17 April 2017)

What You Need To Know About Whole Life Insurance (14 April 2017)


Laura Dogu

Laura Dogu is a contributor to The Bogleheads® View blog on Forbes.com.

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Saving Billions By Indexing State Pension Funds (15 March 2016)

Bogleheads are astutely aware of the saying “Cost matters.” In fact, our friend, mentor and namesake, John C. (Jack) Bogle, founder of , created what he called the CMH (the cost matters hypothe...

Year-end Financial Checklist (30 November 2015)

As we approach the end of 2015, here’s a check list of some of the things we need to make sure we’ve taken care of before it’s too late.  Max out contributions to your plans 401k 403b 457 Tr...

Dealing With A Lousy 401K Plan (05 July 2015)

On the Bogleheads.org forum, we’re constantly faced with questions from investors who want to start , but are concerned about the list of mediocre high-cost funds available to them. They want to...

Don’t Let the Market Set Your Asset Allocation (07 April 2015)

After the good stock market returns of the past six years, where the stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 has more than tripled, many investors may well find that their portfolios now con...

Happy Holidays from the Bogleheads (20 December 2014)

On behalf of the entire Bogleheads Community, I’d like to wish each and every one of our readers all the very best in this holiday season.  For now, I’ll leave you with some steps you...

Financial Page

The unofficial Bogleheads blog, maintained by forum member Barry Barnitz.

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FTSE index tickers (19 April 2017)

Vanguard international index funds track FTSE indexes. These indexes are described in the wiki.  In response to a request for index tickers, we have added an external link in these pages to a spre...

2017 Bogleheads® Conference registration (03 April 2017)

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 Bogleheads® Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with check-in starting at 2PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The meeting will end aroun...

Vanguard stock index fund turnover in 2016 (03 April 2017)

  Vanguard’s suite of U.S. stock index funds are benchmarked to CRSP indexes. In addition, Vanguard offers sets of U.S. exchange-traded funds benchmarked to Russell and S&P indexe...

Vanguard mid cap index fund tracking error (01 April 2017)

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 trans...

Vanguard small cap index fund tracking error (31 March 2017)

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 trans...

Mel Lindauer

Mel Lindauer is a contributor to The Bogleheads® View blog on Forbes.com. The Bogleheads® View RSS feed is listed above.

Mike Piper

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Investing Blog Roundup: Do Stocks Outperform Treasury Bills? (21 April 2017)

Because of the fact that a handful of stocks earn very high returns, most stocks earn returns that are below the average return of the overall stock market. This is not news. (For instance, I wrot...

How Do Variable Annuities Work? (17 April 2017)

This article is the first in a three-part series. The second article will discuss how variable annuities are taxed, and the third article will discuss when variable annuities are/aren’t help...

Investing Blog Roundup: What to Do About an Overvalued Market (14 April 2017)

A concern I’m hearing more and more often is whether the stock market is “overvalued” and, if so, what to do about it. This week, Bob French provides a helpful discussion of the...

Are Expected Interest Rate Changes “Priced In” to Bond Prices? (10 April 2017)

A reader writes in, asking: “Do bond prices work like stock prices in that interest rate expectations are “priced in” in the same way that expectations for the company are “...

Investing Blog Roundup: Selecting an Asset Allocation (07 April 2017)

After choosing to save and invest in the first place, the next most important investment decision is the asset allocation you choose for your portfolio. This week, Darrow Kirkpatrick and Jim Dahle...

Allan Roth

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Examining the death of the 60/40 stock/bond mix (23 November 2015)

A friend sent me the following article from the USA Today insert of his local paper. The article proclaimed “The 60/40 stock-and-bond portfolio mix is dead in 2016” and went on to explain that...

An easy and fun way to protect your nest egg (16 November 2015)

Ever hear something like this and scratch your head wondering what it means? Our exclusive quantitative modeling system using proprietary algorithms will optimize your portfolio for minimum volatil...

Know your odds before you invest (09 November 2015)

Perhaps you’ve heard that low-cost passive index mutual funds tend to perform better than funds in which managers actively pick stocks. By my calculations, however, over any given year, roughly 4...

Examaining the claims from stock market newsletters (04 November 2015)

Have you ever received an email or letter reading something like this? Are you tired of working for that boss you hate? You’ll never get rich working for a big company, so here’s the proven way...

How to get up to $500 for an hour of your time (29 October 2015)

I’m typically not one to jump on promo offers, as they usually take a ton of time and have too many strings attached. Every now and then, however, I see a great offer that holds up to scrutiny. T...

Bill Schultheis

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Remove the Clutter (15 March 2017)

“After living this routine for many years, I realized on a cold, desolate mountain, somewhere in the middle of nowhere, I was addicted to the clutter of everyday life, and it finally dawned on me...

Debunking the Aura of Hedge Funds (15 February 2017)

For some reason, investors are drawn to complicated investing strategies, and over the past twenty years, Hedge funds have been at the top of the “complicated” list. Hedge funds have traditiona...

Financial Stewards (20 January 2017)

Our ideas and beliefs about money are often derived from our family members. How they manage their finances, ways they save money, and where they choose to spend money can have lasting impressions....

Let’s Talk About Money (21 December 2016)

Talking about money can be a difficult subject and even more so, with your partner. It can be a major hurdle to overcome without an easy flow of communication. In his latest column, Bill outlines t...

Money Pie (23 November 2016)

“Investors who spend time selling stocks and mutual funds that go up in price are missing out on the largest part of the money pie because they don’t give their investments a chance to sit ther...

Larry Swedroe

The Finance Buff

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Import Quicken Downloads To Microsoft Money On Windows 10 (11 April 2017)

Microsoft Money still works on Windows 10. You can make it import transactions in Quicken Web Connect format directly from the browser.

Replace Lost Or Stolen Savings Bonds: A Real Life Experience (04 April 2017)

A real life experience of how to get lost or stolen savings bonds replaced.

Roth IRA Conversion Does Not Really Convert Your IRA (28 March 2017)

A graphical illustration of what happens when you do a Roth IRA conversion.

2016 2017 2018 HSA Contribution Limits (21 March 2017)

2016 2017 and 2018 calendar year HSA contribution limit and HDHP qualification for individual coverage and family coverage. Small changes due to mild inflation.

One-Time Transfer From IRA To HSA: Forget About It (14 March 2017)

The qualified HSA funding distribution is practically useless.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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Weekly Top 5 Papers – April 10th 2017 (10 April 2017)

1. The Taking Economy: Uber, Information, and Power by Ryan Calo (University of Washington – School of Law) and Alex Rosenblat (Data & Society Research Institute) 2. False-Positive Citatio...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – April 3rd 2017 (03 April 2017)

1. A De Gustibus Approach to Ranking Law Schools by Christopher Ryan (Vanderbilt University, Peabody College – Higher Education Law & Policy) and Brian Frye (University of Kentucky – Col...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – March 27th 2017 (27 March 2017)

1. Encryption Workarounds by Orin Kerr (The George Washington University Law School) and Bruce Schneier (Harvard University – Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society) 2. Statement...

Topic Rankings – Real Research Right Now (23 March 2017)

2017 Topics: Donald Trump Obamacare If you’ve seen the SSRN homepage in the last decade you probably noticed our mantra – Tomorrow’s Research Today (and if you haven’t se...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – March 20th 2017 (20 March 2017)

1. A De Gustibus Approach to Ranking Law Schools by Christopher Ryan (Vanderbilt University, Peabody College – Higher Education Law & Policy) and Brian Frye (University of Kentucky &#8...

Wade Pfau

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How Index Investing Became What It Is Today (19 April 2017)

What Is the Stock Market and How Does It Work? (17 April 2017)

4 Ways to Manage Sequence of Returns Risk in Retirement (17 April 2017)

Indexes 101, Part 2: Why So Many Indexes? (11 April 2017)

Why Does Everyone Experience Such Different Retirement Income Outcomes? (10 April 2017)


See also

External links

  • Financial Page, maintained by forum member Barry Barnitz. This blog expresses viewpoints about investing from members of the Bogleheads forum.