Day: March 7, 2020

Innovation, with a Decade’s Hindsight

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There’s no denying that the 2010s saw some fascinating developments in Big Data.

Predictions are hard – it’s not always easy to say what will happen in the next week, let alone the next year or next decade, writes Ravi Mayuram, SVP of Engineering and CTO, Couchbase.

Hindsight in 2020
Ravi Mayuram

And looking ahead, it’s difficult to grasp just how few people knew what the next ten years would bring in 2010. After all, if you had bet $100 in 2010 that Donald Trump would be President of the U.S.; the U.K. would be preparing to exit the European

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3 mistakes to avoid during a market downturn

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Failing to have a plan

Investing without a plan is an error that invites other errors, such as chasing performance, market-timing, or reacting to market “noise.” Such temptations multiply during downturns, as investors looking to protect their portfolios seek quick fixes.

Developing an investment plan doesn’t need to be hard. You can start by answering a few key questions. If you’re not inclined to make your own plan, a financial advisor can help.

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Fixating on “losses”

Let’s say you have a plan, and your portfolio is balanced across asset classes and diversified within them, but your portfolio’s value

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Making the best of a market downturn

Be prepared 

To begin with, every investor should:

  1. Create or revisit investment goals, making sure they’re appropriate;
  2. Develop a suitable asset allocation using broadly diversified funds;
  3. Control cost; and
  4. Maintain perspective and long-term discipline.

The first 3 steps are integral to developing a good investment plan. The fourth step is required to enjoy the potential long-term benefits of that plan. Vanguard’s Principles for Investing Success provide a detailed primer on all 4 steps. For our research on these and other issues, see Vanguard’s framework for constructing globally diversified portfolios.

Rebalance 

We also believe you should periodically adjust your holdings

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A message from Vanguard’s CEO on the coronavirus

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Hi, I’m Tim Buckley, Vanguard’s CEO.

These are challenging times as the world prepares for, and responds to, the coronavirus outbreak.

Like you, we’ve watched the rising numbers of those infected by the virus with concern and wish a swift and full recovery for those who are ill. We applaud the worldwide efforts to prevent further infections and tragic deaths.

There is still much we don’t know about this epidemic. The health risk is real and the short-term business impact has been significant. The economic consequences, however, are unlikely to be long term. We’re seeing the markets plummet one

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Estimated supplemental fund distributions | Vanguard

Estimated supplemental distributions for Vanguard funds

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The estimated per-share distribution rates and scheduled dates are shown in the PDF. All estimates are subject to change.

Besides the funds listed in the PDF, several funds will make their regular quarterly dividend payments in March—these dividends will be declared on March 6, March 19, March 24, March 26, and March 30. For final distribution rates, check the fund’s profile in the Vanguard mutual funds area. In early April, the funds’ distribution pages will be updated to include March distributions for all funds.

The PDF includes a full list of

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