Retirement plan participants often find themselves with a choice when they review their DC plan menus. Like a custom suit, sometimes a custom-made target-date or white-label fund is a prudent alternative to an off-the-shelf option.
Vanguard Chief Economist Joe Davis sees inflation heading higher, but not too high. Given the moderate outlook for growth and inflation longer-term, the Fed is unlikely to begin raise rates aggressively.
The Yale endowment model may be a victim of its own success. Opportunities in the alternative space are drying up. The second in a three-part series on the investing landscape for educational endowments.
Vanguard Chief Economist Joe Davis looks at the paradox of stagnating productivity and technological innovation.
Since 1996, the number of U.S. public companies has been cut in half. But Head of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group Jim Rowley explains research data from a graph showing little, if any, impact the decline has on investors.
Factor-based strategies are often different, even when focused on the same factor. Here are four key questions to ask when evaluating factor products.
The positive influence of plan design variables has helped improve participant outcomes.
Many educational institutions try to duplicate the legendary Yale endowment model in their own investing. Why have Yale’s epic returns proved elusive? The first in a three-part series on the investing landscape for educational endowments.
Investors often try to escape market volatility with tactics that can backfire. A Vanguard target-date retirement fund (TDF) is designed to help investors ride out volatile markets instead of taking potential costly risks.
John Hollyer, global head of Vanguard Fixed Income Group, discusses the recent rise in bond yields and what that’s meant for Vanguard’s bond funds. Mr. Hollyer says investors should center their long-term return expectations on the yields they are getting today.