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Vanguard's 2012 Outlook
Old 02-06-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Vanguard's 2012 Outlook

Vanguard's 2012 outlook makes interesting reading, but boring conclusions

Our VCMM simulations indicate that balanced-portfolio returns over the next decade are likely to be below long-run historical averages in nominal terms, but are much more likely to approach those averages when adjusted for future inflation. In short, the distribution of real returns on a balanced portfolio looks more normal than abnormal.
We believe that a balanced and diversifed low-cost portfolio can remain an extremely high-value proposition in the decade ahead.
Here's the link to the document.

I found it to be quite comprehensive though I wish they'd talk in plain English. I think the format would enforce good discipline if you were tempted to make your own long term projections.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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So, if the indexes do good, VG does good...otherwise?
Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by FinanceDude View Post
So, if the indexes do good, VG does good...otherwise?
Isn't that always the case? If what you invest in does good then .......
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:04 AM   #4
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I would like to read their outlook document from 10 years ago.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
I would like to read their outlook document from 10 years ago.

Oh yes that would be a good read.....i think that vangard will always push for a balanced port. And i agree, but for different reasons i think that the balanced port. works because of the buzz about it. What is popular will go up.
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