Dan Wiener
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Editor, The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors

Dan Wiener is editor of The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors, a monthly advisory letter that has provided in-depth reporting on and guidance for investing in the Vanguard fund family since 1991 and is a five-time winner of the Newsletter Publishers Foundation’s editorial excellence award. Dan also edits the newsletter’s annual companion publication, the Independent Guide to the Vanguard Funds, which features individual profiles with detailed statistics, analysis and recommendations for each of Vanguard’s mutual funds, ETFs and annuities.

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Recent Articles

Vanguard Adds More Managers to Selected Value…Why?

Apr. 8, 2014, 10:45 am EDT – Selected Value isn't a bad fund, but Vanguard's recent addition of Pzena Investment Management isn't likely to help performance much. More 

Dow Drops 179 Points. So What?!

Jan. 14, 2014, 8:00 am EDT – Don't let the headlines fool you. Monday's drop is not something investors should be worried about. More 

Mutual Fund Active Management is Back – Sorta

Jan. 7, 2014, 1:53 pm EDT – Inflows are up for both passive and active management mutual funds, and down for the laggards of 2013. More 

Will 2014 Bring Higher Volatility?

Jan. 2, 2014, 12:47 pm EDT – For all the taper tantrum and government shutdown drama, market volatility took a chill pill in 2013. But that's unlikely to continue in 2014. More 

Funds Down? Don’t Worry, It’s Distribution Season

Dec. 20, 2013, 7:00 am EDT – Honey, they shrunk the fund -- or did they? If you're seeing a dip in your Vanguard mutual funds this week, there's a perfectly sound reason. More 

Vanguard Fund Managers Dropping Like Flies

Dec. 16, 2013, 12:31 pm EDT – Is Vanguard in revolt? I don’t believe so. Let’s call this evolution, rather than revolution. More 

Lower Unemployment, Faster Taper?

Dec. 6, 2013, 1:24 pm EDT – Lower unemployment seems like no-brainer good news -- but Wall Street's initial read was that it might prompt a faster taper. More 

Consumer Spending, Other Economic Data Show Mixed Results

Dec. 5, 2013, 4:57 pm EDT – Economic data is sending mixed signals, from consumer spending that's not comparable to last year to flat home sales with positive revisions. More 

Lower Your Expectations as Mutual Fund Performance Soars

Nov. 13, 2013, 11:32 am EDT – With October now past, five-year returns for mutual funds no longer include the losses of October 2008. Don't be fooled by misleading numbers. More 

Capital Gains Tax Could Put a Dent in Your Vanguard Returns

Nov. 12, 2013, 12:36 pm EDT – With several funds reporting capital gains this quarter, Vanguard investors will see the effect in their taxes. More