The Evidence-Based Investor

No sales agenda. No marketing spin. Just the evidence.

Keep pecking the green light

Posted by Robin Powell on September 26, 2018

Two of the biggest problems that investors face are overoptimism and, closely related to it, overconfidence. So why do they cause us so much grief? What role does the media play in encouraging these in-built biases? And what can we do to overcome them, or at least to make allowances for them? I recently put […]

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Blair DuQuesnay: Proud to be a truth seeker

Posted by Robin Powell on September 25, 2018

The following is a guest post by BLAIR DuQUESNAY, an investment adviser with Ritholtz Wealth Management in the United States, with a special interest in sustainable investing. For those who aren’t aware of Ritholtz, it hosts the twice-yearly Evidence-Based Investing Conference, and is best known for its blogging talent. Advisers Barry Ritholtz, Josh Brown, Ben […]

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Don’t forget Australia’s contribution to the growth of EBI

Posted by Robin Powell on September 21, 2018

Evidence-based investing may have originated in the United States, but it has a longer history in some parts of the world than you might imagine. One of the pioneers, in fact, was a Scotsman, Nigel Stewart. It was Nigel, a director of Dimensional Fund Advisors, who largely introduced what he called asset class investing to […]

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EBI for Trustees: Have you booked?

Posted by Robin Powell on September 18, 2018

Our first evidence-based investing seminar for fund trustees is just two weeks away, and places are filling up. The seminars are being organised in conjunction with the Cotswolds-based financial planning firm RockWealth, and are specifically aimed at institutional investors. We’re not trying to sell anything. We simply aim to help trustees to make evidence-based decisions […]

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