John Bogle’s Contributions to AAII

In addition to launching Vanguard and driving down fund fee costs, John Bogle was very active in trying to educate investors on how to better manage his portfolios. Bogle shared his insights directly with AAII members through both articles and videos, including his acceptance of the 2015 Cloonan Award for Excellence in Investor Education. Here…

 

AAII Members Share Their Memories of John Bogle

Last week, in addition to sharing a few of my personal thoughts about John Bogle, I asked those of you who either met or were otherwise influenced by Bogle to share your remembrances. We received many responses with praises and personal experiences. (Thank you. If you have remembrances of Bogle you’d like to share, let us know.)…

 

John Bogle on “Enhanced” Index Funds – Can They Beat the Market?

Bond Basics for Individuals: A Guide to Buying and Selling While people speak of the bond market as if it were one market, in reality, there is not one central place or exchange where bonds are bought and sold. This market is so vast that its size is difficult to imagine. Overwhelmingly, this is an…

 

“Enhanced” Index Funds: Can They Beat the Market?

John “Jack” Bogle, founder and former chairman of the Vanguard Group and father of the index mutual fund, passed away this week at the age of 89. Here is an article he contributed to the AAII Journal in 2007, which has been edited to reflect new data. Since the inception of the first index mutual fund…

 

A Few Personal Thoughts in Remembrance of John Bogle

As you have likely heard, Vanguard founder John (“Jack”) Bogle passed away yesterday. He was 89. Bogle not only founded the mutual fund giant Vanguard, but his influence on the world of investing will be felt for generations to come. This week, I’m going to share some of my thoughts and memories of him. If…

 

The Index Fund Approach: Tracking the Market

The goal of many individual investors is to beat the market. A large number, however, don’t—particularly when the costs of trying to do so are considered. One alternative is to apply the old adage, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” The index fund concept allows investors to do just that. A portfolio of stocks…

 

10 Questions to Ask About a Fund Manager

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   How to Measure the Skills of Your Fund Manager Investors can take advantage of an observed characteristic that predicts higher fund performance. As long as the fund keeps its strategy unaltered, and as long as the observed characteristic predicts good performance, investors will benefit…