John Bogle: Investing in Index Funds and Vanguard

An interview with John C. Bogle, the founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group. In this interview John discusses actively managed funds and index, arguing why index are superior. John also covers what the non professional should do with his money to get the best investment. 📚 Books by John Bogle and his favourite books are located at the bottom of the description❗

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Video Segments:
0:00 Introduction
0:24 What was Vanguard like in 1974?
4:23 Are there people trying to confuse others?
5:26 Diminishment of long term investing
6:36 Anything good about trading?
7:09 What motivating high turnover in portfolio?
8:23 Any active managers doing the right thing?
10:53 How does a index fund work?
12:25 Is weighting by capitalisation a bad idea?
15:14 How many funds should a individual own?
20:09 Are you 84% in bonds?
22:30 Financial advice business
28:10 Fiduciary vs Salesman
32:44 When should a individual buy stocks
38:56 Have you ever bought individual stocks?
39:52 Appropriate amount of time to hold a bad investment
42:44 When should someone own a load fund?
44:00 Unified fiduciary standard?
46:11 Cultural features of Vanguard?
51:11 Lessons in succession
52:51 Optimistic for the future of Vanguard?
55:52 How are you spending your time now?

John Bogle books 🇺🇸📈 (affiliate link)
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing:
Common Sense on Mutual Funds:
The Clash of the Cultures:

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The Intelligent Investor:
A Random Walk Down Wall Street:

Interview Date: 19th November 2013
Event: Motley Fool Special Interview
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21 thoughts on “John Bogle: Investing in Index Funds and Vanguard”

  1. I truly believe that John Bogle's advice is going to make me become a better INVESTOR. I wish I had listened to it years ago. By the way, congratulations to the interveiwer!

  2. Vanguard screwed me.

    1998 invested $24k into their Crown Jewel fund. The "Index 500". liquidated it in 2014 at $28k. Net gain of $3k in 16 years??? My Fidelity was invested in 1999 with $21k. Then in same 2014, it stood at over $35k. With one year less and $3000 less than the Vanguard "Index 500". Go ahead and look it up that fund. But Vanguard CHANGED the name of that Creme de la Creme fund several times in written notices to me which looked "funny". Like what's going on? Several years ago. HUGELY DISAPPOINTED IN VANGUARD. OF ALL PLACES. WOW.

  3. Great interview! Bogle is awesome–straight shooter, honest and has common sense. He's done more to help investors like me than anyone. I got to retire early by following his advice and investing in Vanguard mutual funds.

  4. Dow Index in 1966, 995 US Treasury silver dollars. Dow index in 2016, 995 US silver dollars. It's all just a gigantic counterfeit currency debt note bubble. Thanks to the Fed, there are billionaires, all caused by inflation, currency debasement, a counterfeiting cartel that has created a massive asset bubble in fake counterfeit currency to create a fake counterfeit culture and a fake counterfeit economy. Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google, create nothing, create no wealth, as parasites on the world. Protect yourself from inflation, from currency debasement. Bogle lucked out with inflation. Same with real estate. Trump lucked out. If the bubble pops these people will be crying all night long.

  5. Some of the best investing advice on the internet … right here in this video. Well done. Listen to it 2 or 3 times and make notes. this could be a great core to your investing strategy.
    Spoiler alert: Just invest in Plain vanilla index funds for the win!!!

  6. I definitely appreciate Mr Bogle's emphasis on fees–10 years ago I talked to Ameriprise for some advice–they kept pushing a wrap account–which would have cost me 3% vs the 50 basis points I paying at the time–the additional fees would have eaten up $2500 of the $5000 they wanted me to keep investing–thanks to changes I made I am paying 30% less in fees on a portfolio that is twice as large and I am paying 5% in fees to what I would be paying at AMeriprise

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