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Advisor changes for Explorer Fund (20 March 2017)

Vanguard Explorer™ Fund will have five investment advisors under its new advisory arrangement. ClearBridge Investments, LLC, is added and two other firms are removed

Top investing news from Vanguard (20 March 2017)

A quick summary of our top news articles and blog posts.

Tips for the trade: Understanding market, stop-loss, and limit orders (13 March 2017)

Buying or selling investments such as stocks, bonds, and ETFs has a variety of ordering processes. We explain these processes here.

Slower growth looks to be a new reality for the global economy (10 March 2017)

Here is what Vanguard's 2017 outlook is projecting, based on results from the Vanguard Capital Markets Model.

Find out if your fund is declaring a quarterly dividend in March (09 March 2017)

Many Vanguard® mutual funds and ETFs will distribute quarterly income dividends in March 2017.

Bogleheads® author blogs

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

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My Path To Financial Independence (25 March 2017)

Designing Your Glide Path (24 March 2017)

How To Reduce Your Practice Retirement Plan Cost (22 March 2017)

The New WCI Asset Allocation (20 March 2017)

The Bare Minimum (17 March 2017)

Laura Dogu

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

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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 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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Investing in the World – Part 3 (25 March 2017)

This article is the third part of a study looking at global and domestic investing from the perspective of local investors. In Part 1 and Part 2, we took the position of a local investor in one of...

Investing in the World – Part 2 (25 March 2017)

Many North American investors tend to look carefully at historical returns in the US and in Canada, and draw various conclusions. Occasionally, some references are made to Japan and the UK, and few...

Under the hood – Vanguard US stock index funds (23 March 2017)

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 con...

Vanguard Bond ETFs: a growth story (20 March 2017)

Vanguard introduced exchange-traded funds to bond investors in 2007 when they added an ETF share class to four bond index funds. In 2008 they added an extended maturity treasury fund consisting of...

Investing in the World – Part 1 (18 March 2017)

True Bogleheads know the power of diversification. And yet, many such investors (including John Bogle himself!) are reluctant to diversify beyond domestic investments. Japanese investors could have...

Mel Lindauer

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

Mike Piper

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Investing Blog Roundup: Retirement Income Planning (24 March 2017)

The goal of investing during the accumulation stage is simple: get your portfolio to grow as fast as possible, without exceeding your risk tolerance along the way. And there’s now pretty str...

iShares Core Allocation ETFs vs. Vanguard’s LifeStrategy Funds (20 March 2017)

A reader writes in, asking: “I noticed that iShares seems to have a platform of 4 ‘core allocation’ funds, e.g. AOM, AOK, AOR, AOA. I’m curious if you feel these are comp...

Investing Blog Roundup: Individual Investors — Not So Dumb After All? (17 March 2017)

For many years, people in the financial industry have referred to DALBAR’s “Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior” studies to show that investors dramatically underperform th...

What Types of Pensions Trigger Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)? (13 March 2017)

A reader writes in, asking: “I work in a job where I do not pay social security taxes. I heard second hand through a coworker that our HR department says we’ll be affected by social se...

Investing Blog Roundup: Looking for an Edge (10 March 2017)

One thing I’ve observed over the 9 years I’ve spent writing this blog is that it’s super rare for financial advisors to really embrace simple, passive investing. Overwhelmingly th...

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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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.

Lessons After A Burglary: Physical Security (07 March 2017)

Take steps to discourage burglaries and reduce the damage in case you get one.

Delayed Gratification And Enough (28 February 2017)

Employment income to net worth ratio explains whether a person decides to retire or keep working.

ACA Self-Employed Health Insurance In H&R Block Software (21 February 2017)

H&R Block software makes it easy to calculate the split between the tax credit and the tax deduction when you are self-insured and you get your insurance from the ACA marketplace.

Academic blogs

Social Science Research Network

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

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 seen the new version check it out; w...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – March 13th 2017 (13 March 2017)

1. Taking Stock: Estimating Vulnerability Rediscovery by Trey Herr (Harvard Kennedy School) and Bruce Schneier (Harvard University – Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society) 2. The...

Weekly Top 5 Papers – March 6th 2017 (06 March 2017)

1. Cutting the Losses: Reassessing the Costs of Import Competition to Workers and Communities by Jonathan Rothwell (Gallup) 2. A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory by Matthew O. Ja...

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

1. Betting Against Correlation: Testing Theories of the Low-Risk Effect by Clifford Asness (AQR Capital Management, LLC) and Andrea Frazzini (AQR Capital Management, LLC) and Niels Joachim Gormse...

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

1. Socrates’ Defense by Cathal Woods (Virginia Wesleyan College) and Ryan Pack (Virginia Wesleyan College) 2. Betting Against Correlation: Testing Theories of the Low-Risk Effect by Clifford...

Wade Pfau

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Is the ‘Trump Rally’ As Great As Everyone Says? (24 March 2017)

What Is Style Drift and Can It Be Avoided? (21 March 2017)

Building A Retirement Income TIPS Ladder (20 March 2017)

What Would A 30-Year Bond Ladder Cost A Retiree Today? (20 March 2017)

How the Fed Impacts Your Investments (15 March 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.