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 Total World Stock Index Still Not a Buy

Aug. 12, 2013, 12:14 pm EST – Looking for some international exposure? Vanguard Total World Stock Index might be on your radar, but you might be better off straying from the index. More 

Should You Buy Foreign Mutual Funds?

Aug. 9, 2013, 11:40 am EST – It can be difficult to decide whether you should invest in foreign mutual funds or not, but arguments against it tend to fall short. Here's why. More 

For Growth, Pick Primecap Odyssey Over Vanguard Capital Opportunity

Aug. 5, 2013, 12:34 pm EST – Looking for aggressive growth? Primecap Odyssey Aggressive Growth is the fund Capital Opportunity used to be, and probably never will be again. More 

Vanguard Muni Bond Funds: 2 Buys & 1 Hold

Jul. 15, 2013, 7:00 am EST – The tax-free yield of municipal bonds can be a big draw for long-term investors -- but before you jump in, here's what you need to know, plus 3 recommendations. More 

Which Vanguard Bond Fund Is Right for You?

Jun. 6, 2013, 2:55 pm EST – Not all of Vanguard’s fixed-income funds are created equal. Here’s my take on which mutual funds you should buy, sell or hold. More 

Gold Just Isn’t Worth the Risk

May. 23, 2013, 9:09 am EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – The numbers don’t check out on Fran Kinniry’s alternative to Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund. More