Vanguard believes that the Fed may have lost a window of opportunity for an "insurance" cut as a way to get ahead of what markets had already priced in.
In this Q&A, Roger Aliaga-Díaz, Vanguard chief economist, Americas, discusses the potential short- and long-term market impacts of specific policy debates that could play out in the weeks ahead.
It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride the past few weeks in the global markets, but that recent volatility should not be unexpected. To support you in your conversations with anxious clients, here are two charts that can help you.
Understanding the current—and potentially future—state of the global economy helps investors put market movements into context. To promote that understanding, researchers from Vanguard Investment Strategy Group examine the economic trends that affect the investing environment in this new series. Below are their latest insights into Global Macro Matters.
As the global economy enters its tenth year of expansion following the global financial crisis, concerns are growing that a recession may be imminent. Although several factors will raise the risk of recession in 2019, a slowdown in growth—led by the United States and China—is the most likely outcome. In short, economic growth should shift down but not out.
Vanguard Senior Economist Andrew Patterson gives an update on trade tensions, the labor market, interest rates, stock valuations, and expected returns.
A Vanguard overview of how to implement behavioral coaching, including four timeless investing truths you can use to support client discussions.
In Vanguard municipal perspectives for the second quarter of 2018, Chris Alwine, head of Vanguard Municipal Group, and Edward J. Saracino, senior product manager, explain why our portfolio managers are reducing risk in our municipal funds.
Volatility isn't the villain some investors think it is. This article explains why and offers tips for helping clients stay focused on their long-term goals.
If history has shown us anything, it’s that the stock market is destined to go through another sustained down period. Are you and your clients prepared for a potentially more challenging investment environment ahead?
Interest rates have been rising, and most analysts believe the Federal Reserve will hike rates another two or three times this year. How might this affect bond funds and ETFs?
If you wanted to write a stock market horror story, the plot might look something like this: As baby boomers retire, they will begin selling stocks. The millennial generation, burdened by student loans and traumatized by the dot-com bubble and global financial crisis, will avoid investing in stocks. The result: “Stockmageddon”!