Monthly Archives: April 2017

US public companies (1976 – 2016)

The following chart and table reflect the  reduction in the number of public companies included in the total US stock market over the forty year period between 1976 and 2016. The most commonly cited factors in reducing the number of

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FTSE index tickers

Vanguard international index funds track FTSE indexes. These indexes are described in the wiki.  In response to a request for index tickers, we have added an external link in these pages to a spreadsheet providing ticker information. We expand this

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2017 Bogleheads® Conference registration

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 Bogleheads® Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with check-in starting at 2PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The meeting will end around 1:30PM on Friday, October 20, 2017. Our special guest

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Vanguard stock index fund turnover in 2016

  Vanguard’s suite of U.S. stock index funds are benchmarked to CRSP indexes. In addition, Vanguard offers sets of U.S. exchange-traded funds benchmarked to Russell and S&P indexes. In 2015 the CRSP index funds had lower turnover rates  in most style categories when compared to the Russell and S&P funds. This continues a trend established […]

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Vanguard mid cap index fund tracking error

Tracking error is the ultimate measure of judging an index fund manager’s performance. Since an index manager does not engage in security selection with an index fund, it is the manager’s transactional skill which distinguishes performance. How well the manager

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