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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.