Jeff DeMaso
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Editor/Research Director, The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors

Jeff DeMaso works directly with Dan Wiener to research and write the award-winning Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors newsletter, as well as its annual companion publication, the Independent Guide to the Vanguard Funds, a reference book profiling each of Vanguard’s mutual funds, ETFs and annuities with detailed statistics, analysis and recommendations.

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Recent Articles

Sell in May? Only If You Like Paying Taxes!

May. 13, 2015, 6:30 am EDT – 'Sell in May and go away' not only has a low success rate, but it also ensures that taxes will cut heavily into your gains. More 

Mid-Cap Stocks: You’re Better Off in the Middle

Mar. 30, 2015, 10:59 am EDT – Mid-cap stocks tend to get little love from Wall Street media, even though they provide better return for no extra risk. Their loss. More 

Vanguard Funds to Join the Muni-Bond Game

Jan. 7, 2015, 10:01 am EDT – A municipal bond product will be joining the stable of Vanguard funds soon, likely butting heads with iShares' MUB. More 

How Did Everyone Get Bond Yields So Wrong?

Jun. 5, 2014, 11:47 am EDT – Only time will tell, but just because bond yields are low today doesn’t mean a move higher and a steep decline in bond prices will come tomorrow. More 

Should You Steer Clear of Market Highs?

Mar. 18, 2014, 1:00 pm EDT – With stocks near all-time market highs, some investors wonder if they should wait for a pullback. Turns out, market timing matters a lot less than you'd think. More 

A Dow Point Today Isn’t What It Used to Be

Nov. 22, 2013, 9:43 am EDT – Tapering isn't imminent, and neither is hyperinflation, so don't be swayed by headlines. More 

Retirement Investors: Tune Out the Noise from Washington

Oct. 17, 2013, 4:30 pm EDT – Congress finally reached a deal to reopen the government...but it's only temporary. When this happens again, remember to stay the course. More 

Vanguard Funds – Cutting Costs and Cleaning House with Mergers

Oct. 16, 2013, 12:58 pm EDT – Vanguard is streamlining its underperforming funds with mergers, and opening up low-cost Admiral shares to a wider audience. More 

New Low-Volatility Fund at Vanguard

Sep. 27, 2013, 1:49 pm EDT – Low volatility and global exposure -- sounds great, but funds with this strategy have not had a chance to prove themselves in a down market. More 

Vanguard’s Capital Opportunity Just Isn’t What it Used to Be

Apr. 9, 2013, 7:00 am EDT – Vanguard recently reopened its Capital Opportunity Fund (VHCOX) to new investors, but since it has shifted more toward large-caps, it’s no longer the best choice for aggressive capital growth. More