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The power of perspective: 2021 Vanguard Index Chart

Staying the course isn’t always easy for investors, but looking at how markets perform over time places the current market in context.

Vanguard research explores Australian attitudes to investing

Research on Australian attitudes and approaches to investing, shows that while half think about their financial future and lifestyle almost daily, 70% don’t have a financial plan. The report explores Australians’ financial education, investments approach and future outlook.

Value versus growth stocks: The coming reversal of fortunes

In a reversal from the past ten years, Vanguard expects value to outperform growth over the next ten-year period by as much as 5% to 7% per year, and perhaps by even more over the next five years.

An enduring solution for low yields

Investor portfolios built on a dividend-focused strategy will need to be 100% allocated to equities and greatly elevate their portfolio risk, to meet most income needs in the current low yield environment.

Can active equity managers be cloned using factors?

The continued development of strategies to harvest factor returns in a low-cost manner has effectively raised the bar for many managers.

Stay the course: 2020 Vanguard Index Chart

While short-term market conditions tend to grab headlines, it’s the long-term story that really counts. As Vanguard's Index Chart shows, while markets fluctuate on a daily basis, asset values have steadily increased over the last 30 years.

Asset Allocation Report June quarter 2020

Following the sharp fall in markets at the start of the year, Q2 saw strong rallies across global equity markets as investors shed their bear skins for bull horns.

Vanguard economic and market outlook for 2020

Friction from the trade war, the Brexit saga and broader political uncertainty have translated to further muted expectations for global growth.

Vanguard’s roadmap to financial security

A framework for decision-making in retirement involves determining retirement goals, understanding the risks, assessing available financial resources, and developing a plan to achieve goals and mitigate risks.

Stay the course - 2019 Vanguard Index Chart

While you can’t control investment markets, there are things you can control when it comes to investing, such as focusing on the long term, diversifying your portfolio, and not paying more than you need to invest.

From assets to income: A goals-based approach to retirement

Developing and overseeing a retirement-spending strategy can be a complex undertaking. As both life expectancies and the number of retirees who will need to rely on their superannuation portfolios increase, so too will the challenges facing retirees.

Known unknowns: Uncertainty, volatility and the odds of recession

Even as the financial markets have rallied in early 2019, recession concerns have dominated investor discussions. We continue to believe that the US economy will avoid recession this year, consistent with our annual outlook, Vanguard Economic and Market Outlook for 2019: Down but Not Out.

How Australia Saves 2019

The Australian superannuation system is a vital component of the nation’s retirement income policy framework.

Vanguard ETF Quarterly Report

For Australian investors, the last quarter of 2018 undid most of the spectacular growth seen in Australian and international shares over the year

Asset Allocation Report June 2018

  • 12 September 2018

The June 2018 Vanguard Asset Allocation Report draws on a global reach and investment expertise to provide meaningful insights into what economic and market trends mean for your investment portfolios.

Truths about indexing

  • 2 August 2018

Indexed investments have grown substantially during the past several decades, leading to dramatic changes in the asset management industry and the way people invest, as well as to significant cost savings.

Vanguard’s guide to core-satellite investing

  • 18 April 2018

In essence, core-satellite is a commonsense investment approach which combines the benefits of index funds (lower cost, broader diversification, tax efficiency and lower volatility) with actively managed funds or other direct investments offering potential for outperformance.

Vanguard economic and market outlook for 2018

  • 19 December 2017

Consensus expectations have finally centered on a long-term outlook characterised by tepid growth and inflation, but there is risk that a cyclical rebound in economic fundamentals could cause a market repricing, ultimately mistaking ‘the trend for the cycle’.

A framework for active-passive allocations

  • 25 October 2017

How should an investor allocate across active and passive investments? It’s a challenging decision with many components. In the absence of a structured decision-making process, investors are left making arbitrary decisions based on implicit assumptions.

Retirement transitions in four countries

  • 31 August 2017

In this study, Vanguard sought to understand the way in which households transition into retirement by comparing the planning process for pre-retirees and recent retirees in four countries – the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia – all in various stages of a shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) workplace retirement systems.

How Australia saves

  • 21 June 2017

This report is the product of a collaboration with Sunsuper, one of Australia’s largest multi-industry superannuation funds with over one million member accounts and $36.3 billion in member benefits under administration at 30 June 2016.

2017 economic and market outlook: Stabilisation, not stagnation

  • 15 December 2016

By late 2016, market sentiment had quickly shifted from an overly pessimistic outlook of cyclically weak stagnation toward an overly optimistic expectation of a growth acceleration. Both views are incorrect.

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10 reasons wealthy homeowners shouldn't receive welfare

The RBA Governor says rising house prices are due to "the design of our taxation and social security systems". The OECD says "the prolonged boom in house prices has inflated the wealth of many pensioners without impacting their pension eligibility." What's your view?

House prices surge but falls are common and coming

We tend to forget that house prices often fall. Direct lending controls are more effective than rate rises because macroprudential limits affect the volume of money for housing leaving business rates untouched.

Survey responses on pension eligibility for wealthy homeowners

The survey drew a fantastic 2,000 responses with over 1,000 comments and polar opposite views on what is good policy. Do most people believe the home should be in the age pension asset test, and what do they say?

100 Aussies: five charts on who earns, pays and owns

Any policy decision needs to recognise who is affected by a change. It pays to check the data on who pays taxes, who owns assets and who earns the income to ensure an equitable and efficient outcome.

Three good comments from the pension asset test article

With articles on the pensions assets test read about 40,000 times, 3,500 survey responses and thousands of comments, there was a lot of great reader participation. A few comments added extra insights.

The sorry saga of housing affordability and ownership

It is hard to think of any area of widespread public concern where the same policies have been pursued for so long, in the face of such incontrovertible evidence that they have failed to achieve their objectives.

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