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Vanguard's investing philosophy

An intro to Tim Buckley’s webcast video on Vanguard’s investing philosophy
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April 14, 2022
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The future is filled with uncertainty, but we encourage our clients to concentrate on what they can control. Our time-tested investing philosophy focuses on the following:

  • Balance
  • Costs
  • Discipline
  • Goals

These principles have guided our clients for over 40 years—through market crashes, financial crises, and a pandemic—and have been intrinsic to our company since its inception. By staying the course and focusing on the long term, our clients give themselves the best chance for investment success with diversified, balanced portfolios.

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