Q2 Stock, Bond Forecasts Prove Increasingly Difficult

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From David Fabian: Forecasting the direction of the markets on a quarter by quarter basis is no easy feat. There are simply too many unknowns to determine exactly what will happen and how investors will react to future events on both a micro and macro level.
NYSE:VTI March 31, 2017 6:39am

These Three Vanguard Mutual Funds Would Make Great ETFs

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From David Fabian: Vanguard ETFs have become a juggernaut in the world of passive investment management. They are widely used across retail, institutional, and retirement plans as an effective way to get low-cost, liquid, tax efficient, and dependable exposure to both stocks and bonds.
NYSE:VTI March 3, 2017 12:45pm

The Third Largest ETF On Earth Holds A Whopping 3,636 Stocks

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Today's ETF chart of the day focuses on one of the largest ETFs in the world, which still probably doesn't quite get the attention it may deserve, considering its massive size.
NYSE:VTI January 23, 2017 12:30pm

Should Investors Be Loyal To A Single Fund Company?

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From David Fabian: Investors like to stick with what they know and that is often demonstrated in the use of a single fund company for all their wealth.  I see it quite frequently when I review portfolios for prospective clients.
NYSE:VTI December 2, 2016 6:33am

BlackRock: Get Ready for More Fiscal Easing

Money printingPolicymakers are changing their tone on fiscal policy. BlackRock analyst Jean Boivin assesses the potential for more fiscal support in key economies, as well as the impact on global growth and asset prices.
NYSE:VTI September 30, 2016 9:22am

The Best ETFs for People Who Know Nothing About Investing

From David Fabian: There is a stigma associated with investing that it is complicated and fraught with risks.  Those who have never been taught how stocks and bonds work can be intimated by the process of putting their money in the market for fear of making a mistake.
NYSE:VTI August 30, 2016 2:39pm

Stocks And Bonds Both Testing Key Areas

bearbull1Chris Ciovacco:  While the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) was able to push to a new high during Monday’s trading session, the broad NYSE Composite Stock Index (NYSEARCA:VTI) was still looking for a close above an area that acted as resistance in the past.
NYSE:AGG July 12, 2016 1:03pm

The Only Reason To Buy A Mutual Fund [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund]

mutualfundDavid Fabian: The debate between ETFs and mutual funds has become more polarizing in recent years as investors continue to be dazzled by the tremendous advantages ETFs have over their competition. Mutual funds have been tarnished by their high fees,
NYSE:AGG June 3, 2015 3:59pm

Four ETFs You Can Hold Forever [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, Vanguard Total International Stock ETF]

ETFsDavid Fabian: The trend of money flowing towards robo-advisers and passive asset allocators is one that is likely to continue in the current market environment. Amid the more recent back drop of low volatility capital appreciation in stocks and bonds,
NASDAQ:VXUS February 19, 2015 6:06pm

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Pay Does Great and Competitor Stumbles

apple inc.Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) beat the market this week. In the five trading days ending on Wednesday,, Oct. 29, AAPL rose 4.21 percent, compared to 3.10 percent for the Dow and 3.79 percent for NASDAQ.
NASDAQ:QQQ October 30, 2014 3:36pm

How To Invest $1 Million Dollars Today? [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, iShares Trust]

cashTyler Laundon: A colleague of mine posed an interesting question last week.
NYSE:DIA October 2, 2014 12:25pm

Are U.S. Stocks More Attractive Than Emerging Markets? [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF]

investChris Ciovacco:  Once you invest outside the United States, the impact of currency fluctuations becomes more pronounced. All things being equal, emerging market economies would prefer to see a weak U.S. Dollar.
NYSE:VTI August 22, 2014 1:24pm

Gloom And Doom Or A Technological Boom? [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: The debate concerning the prosperity of future generations is never ending, especially in the context of investing. In the real world, prosperous periods have often taken an unexpected turn for the worse. For example, heading into 1914,
NYSE:DIA August 11, 2014 10:14am

Stocks: Risk Management Back In Vogue [iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF]

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco:  We noted on July 26 and again on July 29 that recent data may force the Fed to raise rates sooner than the market expects. Note the first item in the The Wall Street Journal’s list of what may have sparked Thursday’s selloff:
NYSE:DIA August 1, 2014 2:47pm

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