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There were seemingly two sides to every story this week. On the heels of quantitative easing in Europe, Greece voted for an anti-austerity party. New home sales surged in December, but durable goods orders were weak. Caterpillar's and Microsoft's earnings disappointed, while Apple had a record-breaking three months to close out calendar year 2014. And though winter storm Juno was a bust in New York, it dropped two feet of snow on Boston. Read More »
The introduction of a new, low-cost municipal bond index fund, like the recent filing for Tax-Exempt Bond Index, is a great time to crow that yields are always higher when costs are lower. And most of the time they are. But there's higher yields, and then there's Vanguard's calculations of those yields—or rather, Vanguard's calculation of the taxable-equivalent yields that its tax-exempt bond funds offer. Read More »
Whether it was the North Korean hack of Sony Pictures, the rebuilding of bridges with Cuba, or Russia's plunging ruble and rising rhetoric, not to mention large losses in the oil markets, red was the color of the month. Early on, it appeared that despite a stellar 2014, the U.S. stock market might actually end the year on a negative note. After Fed Chair Janet Yellen came to the rescue with a commitment to keep interest rates low well into 2015, though, we saw some of the strongest buying Wall Street has had in years, and the market lost a fraction for the month.
With a changeable world and a changeable market, having a long view is important, so I'll give you my Outlook for 2015 in this month's issue. But unlike most of the prognosticators out there, I'll also remind you what I said in the same space one year ago—even where I got it wrong—in my annual Report Card. Plus, I've got a recap on the major events of 2014 for Vanguard and for the world to help you put the year in perspective. As for this year, I'll bet some of you are wondering what the 2015 Hot Hands fund is. If you missed the announcement earlier today, I've get a reminder in the issue. But whether you're following this momentum strategy or not, don't forget to save for the long term. I’m funding my IRA for 2015 today, and you should, too. Read More »
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