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.