Markets & Economy


Overcoming desire: Setting expectations around returns

July 11, 2013 | Don Bennyhoff, senior investment analyst

An episode from Vanguard's Investment Commentary podcast series

Don BennyhoffMany investors have an expectation around a desired return, a figure that may be based on recent history, the media, or other external factors. In this podcast, we discuss the difference between this externally driven return and a required return—a return that is tailored to the investor and is based on the investor’s unique situation.

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