Bogle: Recession Will Be Long, But Market Bottom Has To Be Near

Vanguard Founder John Bogle continues to see a lengthy period of continued pain ahead for the U.S. economy — but now he says the stock market has to be getting near a bottom. Bogle, who in mid-November of 2007 — just weeks before the current recession began — said there was a 75 percent chance that the U.S. would enter a recession as consumers pulled back, told Bloomberg that the recession could last another two years. “We’ve got a real problem on our hands in the economy,” he said. “I think it’s going to take at least a year-and-a-half to […]

Bogle, Siegel, O’Shaughnessy: Where Do They Have Their Own Money?

While they have been hit hard over the past year, many of the world’s top investors aren’t shying away from the stock and bond markets, writes The Wall Street Journal’s Eleanor Laise. In fact, many have been snatching up bargain stocks and bonds for their own personal portfolios while most investors have been fleeing the market. “A sampling of high-profile industry veterans, academics and brokerage-firm chiefs reveals that many are hanging on to holdings battered by last year’s market slide and busily hunting down new opportunities, particularly among bonds and beaten-down value stocks,” Laise explains “And they’re generally upbeat about […]

Bogle: Don’t Forget These Lessons Next Time

Investing legend John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of Mutual Funds, writes in a guest column for The Wall Street Journal that investors continually ignore lessons of the past, which cost many dearly last year. Bogle offers six such lessons that we should not forget moving forward:

Bogle: Earnings Will Come Back Strong

John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, tells PBS’ Darren Gersh that he expects corporate earnings will come back stronger than the 5 percent average growth they’ve exhibited over the past century as they revert toward their mean. Bogle didn’t say exactly when he expects the earnings rebound to begin. But he does say he thinks that, given the poor stock returns of the past decade, we’ll move toward “more normal returns in the stock market now”. One reason: Dividend yields are high, and over the years dividends have proven to play a major factor in long-term stock returns. (In […]