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  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Vanguard Growth Index Fund Has Done so Well in 2016

    The Vanguard Growth Index Fund Investor Shares has risen by 4.7% YTD in 2016, placing it as the third-best performer among the 12 funds in our review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Equities Are Out of Favor, Bonds Are In: Fund Flow Data

    From December 2014 to June 2016, funds for US equities have seen outflows of $176 billion. Bond funds have seen inflows worth the same quantum.

    By David Ashworth
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    Consumer

    Is the Upward Revision in US GDP Good Enough for a Rate Hike?

    The upward revisions in US GDP bode well, especially since 1Q16 GDP has been revised upwards two times in a row. This made policymakers happy.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Business Fixed Investments Overshadow Shiny Consumer Spending in 1Q16?

    Growth in PCE was quicker in 1Q16 than it was in 1Q15. It slowed from the 2.4% pace set in 4Q15. But the 1.9% in 1Q16 was good enough to grow the economy.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    VIGRX’s Portfolio Moves Leading Up to 1Q16

    As of the end of March 2016, VIGRX was invested in 336 stocks, 15 fewer than a quarter ago. It was managing assets worth $50.0 billion as of March’s end.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    The Vanguard Growth Index Fund: How Is It Different?

    The Vanguard Growth Index Fund – Investor Shares (VIGRX) is the largest fund in this review by asset size.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Fed Prepares to Tighten while the Rest of the World Eases

    The US Federal Reserve is the only major central bank in the world on the verge of tightening its monetary policy. The rest of the world is continuing to ease.

    By David Ashworth
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