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One comment you often hear these days is how lucky bond market investors have been.   Interest rates have been falling for decades, and this has led to...

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Last year was unusual: U.S. equities and 10-year Treasuries both finished down, as heightened economic and geopolitical uncertainty and expectations for higher short-term rates drove markets. We...

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With the exception of a few, hardy centenarian traders, nobody has ever witnessed a December like the one that just ended. A difficult year ended with a...

What a major cyber-attack could mean for markets

The geopolitical risks that tend to have the greatest market impact? We find it’s the ones that investors aren’t focused on. One risk that falls into that...

3 portfolio ideas for 2019

Late-2018 volatility looks likely to persist for both stock and bond markets, reflecting greater risk as 2019 gets underway. We expect a slowdown in global growth and corporate...

A first-quarter investor watch list

What will the Federal Reserve do this year? The central bank’s first monetary policy meeting on Jan. 29-30 may provide some clues. The focus: Will the Fed...

Factor cyclicality: Buckle up; it could be quite a ride!

The performance variability of U.S. equity factor-driven funds can be a roller-coaster ride for investors.

In a shifting advice landscape, put your clients first

The automation of advice is disrupting traditional advice models, learn how advisors can better succeed in a changing advice landscape.

Still a long and bumpy road to travel on the way to a U.S.-China...

Vanguard’s Qian Wang says the chance of a trade war between China and the U.S. has increased but there is still hope for a deal

Find your niche and become a specialized market leader

Vanguard RIA Head Michael Lovett explains how focusing on a specific type of client can set you apart from your competition.

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