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

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 

What is the News Revealing About the U.S. Economy?

Dec. 29, 2014, 12:30 pm EDT – The big news was the GDP revision showing that, in the final analysis, the U.S. economy grew at a 5% annualized rate in the third quarter, which is the fastest quarter on record in 11 years More 

Here’s How Vanguard Funds Performed in 2014

Dec. 23, 2014, 12:25 pm EDT – For all the 31 new highs set this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is only up 7.6% through November, while the S&P 500 is up 11.9%. Optimistic? Yes. Wildly so? No. More 

What to Expect From the Vanguard Ultra-Short-Term Bond Fund

Dec. 22, 2014, 1:45 pm EDT – The appeal of Vanguard's ultra-short bond fund will probably be for those investors taking income distributions out of their holdings rather than reinvesting. Price moves will be small and yields should rise at a decent rate as interest rates rise. More 

At Least the U.S. Market Has Something to Be Thankful For

Nov. 24, 2014, 10:45 am EDT – The stock market continues to hit to new highs in the U.S., but investors are still seeing mixed signals from Europe and the emerging markets. More 

Which Vanguard Funds Hold Alibaba?

Nov. 18, 2014, 10:25 am EDT – These Vanguard funds bought Alibaba (BABA) shares in September when Alibaba had one of the biggest initial public offerings of the decade. More 

Is Someone Scamming Vanguard Investors?

Nov. 11, 2014, 3:55 pm EDT – The past year has been full of high-profile hacks at Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan and now the U.S. Postal Service. But is someone using snail mail to phish for Vanguard investor information? More 

Here’s What to Make of the Latest Market News

Nov. 11, 2014, 6:00 am EDT – Stay on top of the latest on the Bank of Japan, U.S. politics and unemployment, Saudi Arabia adjustment of oil prices and Vanguard. More 

Vanguard Lawsuit Could Rock the Entire Mutual Fund Industry

Jul. 28, 2014, 12:03 pm EDT – A recent lawsuit makes some pretty major allegations about Vanguard's 'at-cost' structure -- and it could have seismic implications for the fund industry. More