My name is Dan Wiener.
In 1991, I founded the Fund Family Shareholder Association (FFSA) and its monthly newsletter,
The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors.
It’s my life’s work to know everything there is to know about the Vanguard family of mutual funds: who the fund managers are… what the funds invest in… which funds carry the most risk… which funds charge hidden fees… which ones are officially “closed” but actually are not.
Dan Wiener is editor of The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors, a monthly newsletter that keeps abreast of recent developments at Vanguard, and the annual FFSA Independent Guide to the Vanguard Funds.
Dan loves Vanguard, but he knows most Vanguard investors are being left out of the best funds. So, to right the wrongs, he founded Fund Family Shareholders Association (FFSA) in 1991. FFSA is entirely independent of The Vanguard Group, Inc. Dan’s only loyalty is to his readers.
Through his newsletter and guide book, Dan helps tens of thousands of Vanguard investors choose wisely among more than 170 Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs.
At The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors, which is a five-time winner of the Newsletter Publishers Foundation’s Editorial Excellence Award, Dan heads the largest independent research operation in the world dedicated to helping Vanguard investors maximize returns and reduce risks. He achieves this by probing, examining and challenging Vanguard, and subscribers are rewarded for his persistence.
Dan’s two decades of work have made many Vanguard investors richer than expected — much richer, in fact. The evidence shows that Dan’s advice makes his readers 128% richer than the average Vanguard investor who invests with Vanguard on his own. This is not a snapshot of selected “good” years. Dan beats the market, Vanguard and his subscribers’ own profit expectations year-in and year-out. It’s no wonder Dan is dubbed the “Vanguard Gumshoe” by Forbes Magazine and is widely recognized as America’s leading Vanguard expert. Dan also publishes a free weekly newsletter, Fund Focus Weekly, every Friday.
Dan is also founder and chairman of the Fund Family Shareholder Association and chairman and CEO of Adviser Investments Inc., an investment advisory firm. He previously spent almost a decade writing about personal finance for US News & World Report and Fortune magazines. He has also written for The New York Times and other national publications.
This is all I do.
It’s a full-time job, and, according to my subscribers, I’m pretty good at it.
If you followed our Vanguard Adviser Growth Portfolio over the past 23 years, you’d have 162% more money today than the average Vanguard investor — more than DOUBLE, in other words. (The numbers don’t lie — click here to see for yourself.)
Don’t get me wrong. Vanguard is still the best mutual fund family in the world, bar none. No other fund family comes close to Vanguard in keeping expenses low… hiring experienced fund managers… and offering great fund selection.
But the truth is, it’s now more difficult to invest wisely in Vanguard funds than ever before. In the past 23 years, the number of Vanguard funds has tripled from 55 to more than 170, with $1.7 trillion of investors’ money (including yours and mine) under management.
What’s more, Vanguard “outsources” the management of its funds, so navigating the Vanguard waters can be hazardous. Some of its funds are disasters waiting to happen. Others are just plain old-fashioned ripoffs.
Knowing which fund to choose — and which to avoid — requires investors to really dig out the facts hidden beneath the hype.
Vanguard management isn’t going to tell you the truth. Like any company, it accentuates the positive… and buries the negative in a hole so deep it hopes you’ll NEVER find it.
So here’s the million-dollar question:
How Do You Find
the Best Vanguard Funds?
Signing up for this Special Report was a smart first step. What follows is a sampling of Vanguard’s 10 best and worst funds as featured in The FFSA Independent Guide to the Vanguard Funds.
Each fund gets a page. And on each page, you’ll learn:
- The fund’s performance for the last 10 years
- The fund’s strategy and whether it works
- The fund managers’ identities
- How much true risk it carries
- Most importantly — my opinion on whether the fund is worth your time and money.
See for yourself — click here to take a look at The 10 Best & Worst Vanguard Funds to Own Now.
And if you have any questions about charts, facts and figures for each fund, don’t worry. I’ve included a “User’s Guide” to explain in detail all of the information provided for each fund.
The full-length version of The FFSA Independent Guide to the Vanguard Funds (over 280 pages featuring more than 170 funds and ETFs!) is a bible on Vanguard… an owner’s manual for Vanguard fund holders… an indispensable source of inside information no Vanguard investor should be without.
According to the thousands of Vanguard investors I’ve spoken to, met and heard from by letter and e-mail, this Guide has, over the years, become their single best and most-used source for both historical and forward-looking information on Vanguard’s increasingly complex family of mutual funds. Yes, the Web is useful, but the information you can find there often isn’t accurate, or can’t be easily combined in a format that’s both useful and readily accessible. This book is.
All the critical facts you wish Vanguard told you about your funds are right there in front of you. You can’t get this information anywhere else so easily — not even from Vanguard!
For details on how to receive your copy of The FFSA Independent Guide to the Vanguard Funds — absolutely FREE — along with four additional Bonus Reports, click here now.