Market volatility library

April 24, 2020

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Vanguard's insights on market volatility
Vanguard's insights on market volatility

Vanguard experts give their thoughts on market volatility to better help institutional investors and consultants navigate uncertainty.


Vanguard virtual events

April 24, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Register now for these special sessions and get answers to the questions you care about most.


Why global recovery may not look like China’s

April 20, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

China may be as much as a year ahead of most developed nations in economic normalization after the pandemic.


Strategies for nonprofits buffeted by COVID-19 market storm

April 14, 2020 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Our senior investment consultants offer a few things you can do to help your nonprofit weather the current market storms amid COVID-19.


ETFs provide insurers with exposure at a time they need it most

April 13, 2020 | Investments: Fixed Income

ETFs have proven—again—to be a valuable tool in navigating extreme market volatility in this current market.


Global economies: What we see ahead

April 9, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Vanguard economists believe the global economy is most likely already in recession and expect negative growth for 2020.


The pension dos and don'ts of managing 2020 volatility

April 6, 2020 | Investments: Liability driven investing

The dos and don'ts of pension investing during periods of high market and rates volatility.


Bond markets seek their equilibrium

April 1, 2020 | Investments: Investment perspective

Vanguard experts discuss bond market liquidity, what the future may hold, and potential implications for investors.


Health care systems feeling the real financial effects of COVID-19

April 1, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Vanguard discusses the financial challenges of COVID-19 in order to provide additional perspective for hospitals and health systems and suggest next steps.


Video: Vanguard's CEO talks volatility with Martha King

March 31, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Vanguard’s CEO talks with the head of our institutional business about market volatility and what it means for institutional investors.


Video: How Vanguard’s active managers are reacting to the markets

March 31, 2020 | Investments: Investment philosophy

How are Vanguard’s active managers handling market turmoil? Learn more from this 3-minute video with Vanguard’s CEO & head of Portfolio Review.


Video: How our investment partners stay prepared

March 31, 2020 | Investments: Investment philosophy

Vanguard Portfolio Review Department incorporates rigorous oversight measures to ensure business continuity with external investment managers. Learn more in this 2-minute video.


Majority of Vanguard investors holding steady during market volatility

March 27, 2020 | Retirement: Participant behavior

More than 90% of Vanguard U.S. individual investors are "staying the course" and not trading in response to recent market declines.


Video: Investment opportunities in fixed income

March 26, 2020 | Investments: Investment philosophy

Get insights from Vanguard's CEO and Global Head of Rates on the interplay between liquidity risk and credit risk.


Video: How bond markets are responding to stress and stimulus

March 26, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Get insights from Vanguard's CEO and Global Head of Rates about the current state of the bond markets.


Video: Our experts on COVID-19, the economy, and markets

March 25, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Vanguard CIO and Global Chief Economist share their outlook for global growth during the recent pandemic, the possibility of recession, implications for monetary policy, and even an eventual silver lining.


Serving you through the coronavirus crisis

March 25, 2020 | Market & economic

Martha King explains how we’re supporting clients and ensuring business continuity through the coronavirus pandemic.


A pandemic that has sickened the economy

March 23, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

With the global pandemic underway, Vanguard's Anne Mathias provides perspective on the markets, economy, and our active fixed income positioning.


A sharp (and we hope short) contraction

March 23, 2020 | Market & economic

Strict efforts to fight the coronavirus make a global recession imminent. Joe Davis shares why we expect it to be sharp, but short.


Video: Bonds as ballast in turbulent markets

March 19, 2020 | Investments: Investment philosphy

Vanguard's CEO and CIO urge investors to think of bonds as portfolio ballast during rocky markets.


Video: Bond ETF discounts: What they are and why they happen

March 19, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Market volatility can lead to divergence between ETF market prices and net asset values. Our leaders explain why.


Video: Ensuring business continuity during challenging times

March 18, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Vanguard's CEO and CIO discuss the protocols in place to ensure business continuity and strong service for clients.


Committee considerations in a time of extraordinary events

March 18, 2020 | Fiduciary & regulatory: Best practices

With the recent concerns about COVID-19 and its impacts on the markets, your retirement plan investment committee should consider a special meeting.


Video: A message on the markets from our CEO and CIO

March 13, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Vanguard leaders share their perspectives on recent market volatility and implications for the global economy.


Coronavirus: What we know and what we don't

March 10, 2020 | Market & economic

Uncertainty around the coronavirus and its economic effects could be resolved with answers to two key questions.


Video: CEO Tim Buckley on coronavirus and market volatility

March 3, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Vanguard Chief Executive Officer Tim Buckley shares his perspective on recent market volatility.


Video: Market downturns . . . and recoveries

March 3, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Financial markets may move on from the coronavirus before data improve, Vanguard economists say.


Uncertainty? The coronavirus outbreak offers plenty

February 24, 2020 | Market & economic

The coronavirus has introduced new uncertainty into economies and markets. There are reasons why investors should remain disciplined.


The coronavirus, China, and the global economy

February 24, 2020 | Market & economic: Market volatility

Vanguard economists explain the likely effects of the coronavirus on China and the world's economic activity in 2020.


Vanguard's global outlook for 2020: The new age of uncertainty

December 6, 2019 | Market & economic: Market volatility

In its annual global economic and market outlook, Vanguard outlines its expectations for growth and market returns.


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