There are a few market gurus who investors should take seriously. One happens to have completely changed the game and flipped Wall Street on its head.
And that’s John Bogle. Bogle founded and created one of the most recognized household names in all of investment management – namely, the one-and-only Vanguard. Perhaps more importantly, Bogle created the concept of the index fund with the Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX). These two things have done more to shape modern investing than pretty much anything else.
So, when Bogle gives his opinions, investors should take notice. He generally knows what he is talking about.
With that, Bogle recently gave a few predictions on what we might expect over the next year and into the long term.Investors may want to take his advice seriously.
Five Big Predictions
While Bogle has long since retired and is no longer running Vanguard, his opinions and viewpoints on investing, portfolio construction and Wall Street still make him a sought-after guest for financial media. His investing classic – the Little Book of Common Sense Investing – recently entered its 10th edition. And during the rounds for that book, Bogle sat down for a few television spots. This included an interview on CNBC, in which Bogle gave his thoughts on five trends that will affect investors in the next year and into the long haul.
With that, here’s what Bogle had to say.