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

Gold Just Isn’t Worth the Risk

May. 23, 2013, 9:09 am EDT – Even Vanguard's Precious Metals & Mining Fund -- one of the better-managed precious metals funds -- illustrates the poor risk/reward of gold-related investing. More 

Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund Open for Business Again – VHCOX

May. 10, 2013, 7:07 am EDT – After nine years of being closed, Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund is open to new money. But think twice before entering a buy order. More 

3 Risks to Consider Before You Buy a Bond

May. 8, 2013, 7:30 am EDT – Even Treasury bonds aren’t necessarily the “risk-off” investment many consider them to be. Here’s why. More 

Do Vanguard Funds Beat the Market?

Apr. 15, 2013, 5:30 am EDT – Vanguard's quantitative actively managed fund returns weren't much different from investing in the S&P 500 Index. More 

How NOT to Bring a Vanguard Fund Back from the Dead

Apr. 8, 2013, 1:07 pm EDT – The numbers don’t check out on Fran Kinniry’s alternative to Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund. More 

Vanguard’s Quarterly Distributions Are Right Around the Corner

Mar. 15, 2013, 1:25 pm EDT – Are you a Vanguard investor? Here's a handy list of mutual funds and ETFs that are paying out distributions this month. More 

Vanguard Health Care Fund Manager Ed Owens Retires (VGHCX)

Jan. 16, 2013, 6:00 am EDT – Though Ed Owens leaves Vanguard Health Care Fund in able hands, it's hard to overstate how influential he's been during his tenure as a manager. More 

Higher Contribution Limits Could Make a Big Difference for Retirement

Jan. 5, 2013, 7:30 am EDT – New increases to the amount you can contribute to tax-deferred retirement accounts mean that more of your money can grow each year. More 

Vanguard Bond Funds: 3-Year Performance Review

Dec. 16, 2012, 6:19 am EDT – After 20 years of only offering one bond fund, Vanguard diversified in 2009. Here's how the newer offerings have performed out of the gate. More 

3 Reasons to Avoid Selling Before Jan. 1

Nov. 28, 2012, 10:20 am EDT – Feeling the fiscal cliff information overload? Relax. Some assumptions about what's coming next don't really hold up. More