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

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 

Vanguard STAR – The Simple Solution, But Not the Right One

Nov. 8, 2013, 8:00 am EDT – Life-cycle funds like Vanguard STAR promise diversification and low risk…but along with that comes low returns. More 

Vanguard Wellington – Strong Returns from Diversification

Nov. 7, 2013, 9:00 am EDT – Ed Bousa offers his best ideas in an undiluted fashion through Vanguard Wellington Fund. More 

Vanguard REIT ETF – High Yield, High Risk

Nov. 6, 2013, 3:13 pm EDT – Real estate funds like Vanguard REIT ETF offer a wild ride, even when combined with a global diversifying fund. More 

Buy the Manager, Not the Fund

Nov. 6, 2013, 8:00 am EDT – It's not enough to just invest in any mutual fund -- you need to be sure your money is in capable hands. Find out which fund manager is advisor Dan Wiener's favorite. More 

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index’s AUM Passed Pimco’s Long Ago

Nov. 5, 2013, 12:19 pm EDT – A recent article stated that assets under management at Vanguard's Total Stock Market Index Fund surpassed Pimco's similar fund, but the 'news' is both wrong and wrong-headed. More 

At Vanguard, Active Management Isn’t Dead

Oct. 30, 2013, 3:04 pm EDT – Active management works, and Virginie Maisonneuve is proof. Will Vanguard International Growth returns suffer once she moves on to a new job at PIMCO? More 

Take This Month’s Economic Data With a Grain of Salt

Oct. 25, 2013, 10:45 am EDT – The U.S. government shutdown and the 5-year anniversary of the financial crisis will make comparisons of economic data not representative. More 

7 Tips to Get the Most From Your 401(k)

Oct. 22, 2013, 12:30 pm EDT – Paying a little extra attention to your 401(k) nest egg now can make a huge difference by the time you retire. More