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From: Dan Wiener [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Saturday, April 8, 2017 3:00 PM To: Subject: ATTN: All Vanguard Investors – Do This By MIDNIGHT Tonight
Incredibly, One Simple ‘Approach’ Can Make Vanguard Pay You DOUBLE YOUR MONEY… In Any Market!
Fellow Mutual Fund Investor,
If you’re interested in doubling your profits on every dollar invested with Vanguard, you’ll want to read this message from beginning to end. And do it right now.
You may think that getting Vanguard to pay you double is a Herculean feat. How on earth can you begin making $2 for every $1 earned by the average Vanguard investor?
Vanguard offers more than 170 mutual funds, which can make choosing the right one a daunting task. And, let’s face it; Vanguard’s funds come in all varieties. Some are very good funds, others average—and some could stand a lot of improvement. That’s why, in just a moment, I want to talk to you about my top Vanguard funds—the ones you can build your entire portfolio around.
If your profile is like that of the “average Vanguard investor,” I have evidence that making one simple change to your Vanguard portfolio can catapult your profits — no matter what happens over the next few months.
This picture says it best…
Dash Ahead during the Boom… and Stay Ahead of the Rest During a Bust
All told, we banked an extraordinary $1,126,753 MORE than the average Vanguard Investor since 1991.
Over the last 26 years, the average Vanguard investor did OK by turning $100,000 into $629,492 (see blue line)…
My readers, on the other hand (see red line), saw exceptional performance. They managed to turn the same $100,000 — into a massive $1,700,000 treasure chest! Over a $1 MILLION differential… accumulated over the 26 years that I’ve been writing The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors.
See the green arrows? They represent extra “profit wedges” enjoyed by those who followed my Growth Model Portfolio. These wedges are most pronounced during buoyant stock markets like the one we’re experiencing now. But notice how you stay way ahead of the crowd even during downturns. In fact, the cumulative profit differential now stands at a whopping $1,126,753.
(In case you’re wondering, that’s an eye-popping $43,337 PER YEAR!)
Wouldn’t your retirement dreams look brighter with an extra million dollars in your account right now?
So, What’s the “Approach” that can have Vanguard Paying You DOUBLE?
Meet Dan Wiener
“America’s leading expert on investing in Vanguard funds”
Daniel P. Wiener is editor of The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors, a monthly newsletter that keeps abreast of recent developments at Vanguard, and the annual FFSA Independent Guide to the Vanguard Funds.
Through his newsletter and guide book, Dan helps tens of thousands of Vanguard investors choose wisely among more than 100 Vanguard mutual funds. The Independent Adviser is a 5-time winner of the Newsletter Publishers Foundation’s Editorial Excellence Award.
Mr. Wiener is also founder and chairman of the Fund Family Shareholder Association and chairman and CEO of Adviser Investment Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm. He previously spent almost a decade writing about personal finance for US News & World Report and Fortune magazines. Mr. Wiener has also written for The New York Times and other national publications.
Like millions of Americans, I love the Vanguard Group’s family of low-fee funds and ETFs.
I’d say that even if I was a normal investment advisor. Which I’m not…
I don’t just give advice — I put my money exactly where my mouth is. I have a HIGHLY PERSONAL reason for demanding the utmost in performance since the bulk of my family’s liquid assets are invested at Vanguard.
That should give you added trust.
I need to warn you, though. Vanguard’s popularity comes with an extremely dangerous downside.
Vanguard is GIGANTIC. With an estimated 14,000 employees… 170+ mutual funds and ETFs… 7,300 institutional clients… and more than $3.5 trillion in assets worldwide…
It’s way too easy for little guys — those with, say, $500,000 or less invested — to get overlooked or simply ignored.
Fact is, things are always changing beneath the calm surface at Vanguard. New funds and ETFs are opening and closing all the time, managers play musical chairs, and portfolios are in flux every day of the week.
Vanguard doesn’t want you to see this turmoil.
You may be shocked to hear me say this. But I honestly believe up to 95% of Vanguard’s offerings are disappointingly average (at best)… ho hum… even downright inferior.
But as a completely independent adviser, who also happens to have my own money on the line…
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I’m free to be a thorn in Vanguard’s side. To call foul each time I see the little guy getting screwed.
Lately, it’s been happening a lot…
Vanguard’s showing poor judgment on a number of crucial fronts.
Funny thing, though. I’ll bet you haven’t heard even a whisper about any of these things.
Nope, not on their website… not in their newsletters… and nowhere in the small print.
It’s up to me to blow these stories wide open.
Let me share just one example with you.
A Merger of Equals? Don’t be Fooled…
Back on February 21, 2014, Vanguard finally shuttered one of their all-time worst growth funds, Growth Equity, and moved its assets and its managers over to U.S. Growth.
As far as I can see, there is nothing positive about this news — except for the fact that Vanguard gets to erase Growth Equity’s horrific track record from its books.
How bad has it been? Take a look at the chart below. Adopted by Vanguard in June 2000, the fund was on a roll, as its “I’ve never seen a growth stock I didn’t like” managers at Turner Investments took shareholders on a wicked ride that took the fund down 68.7% during the tech implosion.
Shareholders never fully recovered. Then when the financial crisis hit, the fund went even LOWER — plummeting to a new all-time-low of -69.2% by February 2009.
OK, so killing Growth Equity will temporarily relieve its remaining shareholders of their collective misery.
But it’s a huge black mark on Vanguard’s record of picking strong managers.
I’ll never forget it. And neither should you. “Forewarned is forearmed,” as I say.
As for the newly merged U.S. Growth fund, I’m skeptical. Looks like we’re being handed a watered-down, over-managed monster.
Incredibly, my research proves this new ‘mega-fund’ will have 9 portfolio managers at the helm — with FIVE completely different investment viewpoints. And this motley committee won’t actually meet to discuss the fund and its portfolio, but will simply keep doing things the way they always have.
Snafus, Secrets, Silences and Monumental Screw-Ups
My point is Vanguard won’t tell you what to make of any of these crucial developments.
Not on their website… in their newsletters… or any of their inadequate disclosures. Sure, they’ll tell you what happened — but not what to do about it, except maybe to “stay the course,” which works for them, but may not work for you.
I’ve gotten to know Vanguard’s public relations strategy very well over the years. Investment strategies are changed and fund managers come and go — sometimes voluntarily, sometimes not — with little fanfare and practically no explanation, other than attempts to reassure shareholders that everything will be ok. I’ve never heard Vanguard actually criticize anything they or their managers do.
But then they start impacting a fund’s direction — or growth prospects.
That’s when a ‘hope-and-pray’ method falls on its face. Know what? It could happen anytime.
Active is the Way to Go
It’s high time you give up being a PASSIVE Vanguard investor… and joined the thousands of ACTIVE, ENGAGED Vanguard investors crowding my membership rolls as part of The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors.
Luckily, there are still plenty of bright spots over at Vanguard. As I’ve already hinted, teaming up with the brightest, most impressive fund managers is priority #1.
NOTE: Many of my favorite funds have great returns and are very tax-efficient. In my newsletter, I periodically do a comparison of tax efficiency and after-tax returns among all Vanguard funds.
“Management has two obligations to shareholders… to create value by improving return on capital, and to distribute value by paying a dividend or buying back stock.”
Active management of a small cluster of large-cap dividend payers is a smart strategy.
No wonder I have utmost confidence that Kilbride and his analysts will outperform over the long haul. I’m always on the lookout for…
A SINGLE manager with a STRONG TRACK RECORD
a TIGHT portfolio
a SOLID strategy of investing in companies with exceptionally strong balance sheets
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Remember, it's superior active managers who make money for us. Unfortunately, Vanguard seems to be working really, really hard to keep you from understanding that it's individual managers who run their active funds rather than some anonymous human being.
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My readers and I have weathered many markets together over the 26 years that I've been writing America’s premier Vanguard newsletter. My Model Portfolios have held their own quite nicely—because we’ve made smart decisions whether markets got fearful or frothy. The active managers we've invested with, and the smart diversification among them, have helped us generate returns that are almost 1.9% per annum ahead of 500 Index since inception.
One of our Model Portfolios in particular has paid out an EXTRA $43,337 IN EXTRA EARNINGS ON AVERAGE — PER YEAR, FOR THE LAST 26 YEARS!
You can take that to the bank.
Today, I’ll make it as easy as 1-2-3:
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Each month, you take a few minutes to review the 12-16 page newsletter I send directly to your inbox. Then simply “tweak” your Vanguard portfolio, if necessary, as recommended for maximum returns.
Will you do that for me? I hope so — for the sake of your achieving your retirement dreams.
“No One Cares More about My Money Than ME!”
I’m not your normal armchair investment analyst. I’m passionate about what I do. And I know better than anyone else how to use Vanguard’s vast arsenal to generate phenomenal profits. Far in excess of what you can expect to earn by yourself.
Meet Jeff DeMaso
“You also get a top-notch scholar and researcher in your corner”
Jeffrey DeMaso is Co-Editor and Director of Research for the multi-award winning Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors private advisory service. Together with Dan Wiener, Jeff spends hours each and every week researching all of the latest activities and news developments within the Vanguard family of mutual funds.
If it impacts your portfolio, count on Jeff to raise a red flag. His market views and opinions have appeared in such publications as USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, InvestmentNews, and Kiplinger, to name a few.
Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in economics in 2006, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. He also leads the analyst team as Director of Research for Adviser Investments, LLC.
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