Jack Bogle on CNBC: In the Short-Term, the Stock Market Is Not a Good Place for Hope
Mike - Sep 30, 2011

Mr. Bogle was interviewed on CNBC this morning.

Jack Bogle on Fox Business: The Stock Market is a Giant Distraction from the Business of Investing
Mike - Sep 30, 2011

Mr. Bogle was recently interviewed on the Fox Business program After the Bell.

Stocks Are Not Cheap, But They’re Still the Place to Invest
Mike - Sep 28, 2011

Mr. Bogle was interviewed for the Yahoo! Finance program Breakout.

A second clip from the interview:

Jack Bogle on CNBC’s Power Lunch
Mike - Sep 19, 2011

Endowment Speech, Upcoming Appearance on CNBC
Mike - Sep 16, 2011

September 16, 2011

To Veterans and Principals,

            I’m attaching a copy of my speech to the NMS Investment Management Forum, presented to a packed house of some 400 endowment fund and pension fund officers in Washington, D.C., last Monday, September 12.

            It includes a discussion of endowment fund investment policy; a comparison of endowment fund returns with the model index fund portfolio (50 percent stocks, 50 percent bonds) that I recommended 15 years ago in an essay for the Common Fund; and a forecast of future stock and bond returns.  It also includes commentary about the risks involved in the greatly expanded use of alternative investments, now the dominant portion of endowment portfolios.

If these subjects interest you, I think you’ll enjoy the talk.



Note 1: On Monday September 19, I’ll be doing a full hour—from 1PM to 2PM—on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” with Tyler Mathisen.  We’ll be talking about current issues, including Vanguard’s growth and industry position, index funds, and today’s financial markets.

Note 2:  The endowment fund speech, along with most of my other speeches, interviews, etc. have all been posted on my Bogle eblog—www.johncbogle.com.

From John Bogle
Mike - Sep 13, 2011

September 12, 2011

Memo to: Veterans and Principals

            I’m attaching a copy of a Wall Street Journal interview with me by Jason Zweig that appeared in the WSJ last Saturday, September 10.  I think you’ll enjoy the perspective.

            The interview arose from a request by the WSJ for a taped conversation with Jason Zweig for wsj.com.  That interview took place last Wednesday and began to run over the weekend on the web.

            I’m told it got the second highest number of “hits” (or whatever the right formulation is) in the WSJ website over the weekend.  The first tape ran on Saturday and you might enjoy that too (warning: it runs about 20 minutes).  If you have time, you might want to give it a glance.


Interview with the Princeton Faith and Work Initiative
Mike - Sep 10, 2011

Mr. Bogle was interviewed as part of the “Faith and Ethics in the Executive Suite” series on May 27, 2011.

The interview can be found here.

Jack Bogle on Bulls and Bears
Mike - Sep 08, 2011

Mr. Bogle was recently interviewed on the Fox Business program Bulls and Bears.

From John Bogle
Mike - Sep 08, 2011

September 6, 2011

To Veterans and Principals:

            It seemed only appropriate to celebrate (as it were) the 35th anniversary of the index fund, the first major innovation of the then-tiny and young Vanguard Group. So last week, I wrote an essay on the creation of the fund and its initial public offering, which took place on August 31, 1976.

            I sent the essay to the op-ed editors of The Wall Street Journal, hoping they could help me get it placed in the “Review” section, which runs on Saturdays. But they wanted to publish a significantly shortened version on “their” page, so I (reluctantly) did the merciless editing required.

            I’m attaching the the piece as it appeared in the Journal on September 3, but also the full essay as originally penned. I like my title better (of course!); and I loved the flourish of my final sentence, sadly absent from the published version.

            Can you even imagine Vanguard without index funds?


Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on the Birth of the Index Fund
Mike - Sep 06, 2011

An op-ed written by Mr. Bogle was published in the September 3, 2011 edition of the Wall Street Journal. The article can be found here.