Author Archives: Ira Artman

About Ira Artman

Ira Artman is a Senior Vice President in the Capital Markets Group at the Mortgage Industry Advisory Corporation and a long-time contributor to the Mutual Fund Observer and FundAlarm discussion boards. He has also been a long-time supporter of Buddy Ball, a youth sports and social organization for children with special needs near his hometown of Metuchen. The opinions expressed here are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the MIAC or its officers.

Vanguard – Going, Going, Gone!

By Ira Artman

January 2019 will be remembered by mutual fund and Vanguard investors for a few things.  Besides the stock market recovery that largely reversed the year-end 2018 selloff, the following two things occurred:

  • On January 16th, John Bogle, age 89, died in his home in Pennsylvania. Mr. Bogle’s efforts on behalf of indexing and individual investors were widely honored and remembered.
  • On January 22nd, Vanguard created the PDF for the Wellington Fund Annual Report, dated November 30, 2018.  The US Postal Service distributed paper copies of this report during the first week of February.

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