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Growth scares: What may spook the markets in 2016?

Vanguard Global Chief Economist Joe Davis, Senior Economist Roger Aliaga-Díaz, and Global Head of Vanguard Quantitative Equity Group John Ameriks share their perspective.

Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan cuts costs

Spoiler alert: Saving for college is now even more affordable.

What does the rising federal funds rate mean for investment portfolios?

Analysis from Vanguard Investment Strategy Group shows why a portfolio change based only on the expected path of the federal funds rate is not likely to lead to better long-term results.

Fund managers filter "noise" from news

The most recent Vanguard fund reports, which cover the six months ended February 29, 2016, provide guidance on what to pay attention to in this day of information overload.

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Vanguard average expense ratio: 0.19%. Industry average expense ratio: 1.03%. Sources: Vanguard and Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company, as of December 31, 2015.

For the 10-year period ended March 31, 2016, 10 of 10 Vanguard money market funds, 46 of 54 Vanguard bond funds, 18 of 18 Vanguard balanced funds, and 112 of 122 Vanguard stock funds—for a total of 186 of 204 Vanguard funds—outperformed their Lipper peer-group averages. Results will vary for other time periods. Only funds with a minimum 10-year history were included in the comparison. Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company. The competitive performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. View fund performance

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