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

What’s Right or Wrong With the Economy?

Mar. 9, 2015, 10:00 pm EDT – Many market indices have set new records, and the Nasdaq finally crossed 5000 again last week. More 

Janet Yellen – Last Week’s Economic News Highlight

Mar. 3, 2015, 2:00 pm EDT – The highlight of last week belonged to Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, who continues to try to protect the Fed's flexibility when it comes to the timing of a change in policy. More 

Where Do U.S. Stocks and Bonds Stand?

Feb. 24, 2015, 6:30 am EDT – Despite the Fed's waffling, bonds could still get a reprieve from the impact of regular rate hikes, and stocks will benefit from the fact that the interest rate environment remains very, very "constructive," meaning stocks are a good buy. More 

Is the U.S. Consumer Dead?

Feb. 13, 2015, 1:30 pm EDT – U.S. consumers all seem to be spending their extra money on big-ticket items. More 

Should You Invest at a Market Top?

Feb. 13, 2015, 1:15 pm EDT – When stocks hit new highs, only one of two events can follow: Stocks can either go on to make a new high, or they can decline to some lower level. More 

Buy at the Worst, Sell at the Best

Feb. 2, 2015, 2:00 pm EDT – After a decade fraught with manager turnover and miscues, it appears that, in at least one respect, Vanguard Capital Value Fund (MUTF:VCVLX) is on a steady course. More 

5 Vanguard Funds No One Needs to Own

Jan. 22, 2015, 12:55 pm EDT – Some Vanguard funds are nurtured by expert managers and grow to be profit-building stars, but others can doom your portfolio to mediocrity -- or worse, major losses. More 

Know What the Latest Strong Labor Report Means

Jan. 20, 2015, 10:45 am EDT – Despite all this volatility, both the Dow and S&P 500 are less than 5% below their all-time highs. More 

The Pros and Cons of Lower Oil Prices

Jan. 13, 2015, 6:00 am EDT – Lower oil prices mean lower profits for oil companies and exploration and production (or E&P) companies. However, lower oil prices could also mean higher profits for a host of companies. More 

Max Out Your Retirement Contributions Now

Jan. 6, 2015, 6:30 am EDT – Regardless of your age or income level, you should strongly consider making your 2015 contributions now, rather than later. And if you still haven’t done all you can for 2014, do that first. More