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Just stand there

  Market analysts and commentators in the United States have become increasingly anxious in recent weeks about trade wars, mainly with China. The Dow Jones dropped below 25,000 on Friday, falling 1.4% on the day, amid concerns over President Trump’s  threat to impose escalating tariffs on Mexico. The selloff capped the Dow’s sixth straight losing week, the...

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Why we’re embracing EBI — First Wealth

  Slowly but surely, more and more financial advice firms around the world are embracing evidence-based investing. One of the latest firms to do so is the London-based financial planning business First Wealth. In this guest post for TEBI, First Wealth’s co-founder and...

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The latest blogger wisdom

  I’m a big fan of Tadas Viskanta’s website, Abnormal Returns. Although he’s e very good writer himself, Tadas is best known for his content curation. Every day he pulls together the best content on a range of different subjects — principally investing, research...

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Active investing is becoming harder, not easier, as passive grows

  Something we often hear is that, as more and more investors choose to index, the opportunities for active investors to beat the market are growing. In fact the opposite is true, as LARRY SWEDROE explains.   The trend toward indexing, and more...

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Questions you should ask a financial adviser

  When choosing a financial adviser, how do you know you can rely on the advice they give? TEBI is currently serialising a new book by Canadian portfolio manager JOHN DE GOEY. The vast majority of advisers in Canada, the book claims, have...

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Five things I learned at The Values-Based Adviser

  I’m usually wary of making predictions, but here are two things I can predict with absolute certainty. Ten years from now: — independent, peer-reviewed evidence will play a much bigger part in investment decisions than it does today, and — most investors will invest...

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What does the Woodford crisis mean for liquidity regulations?

  By ANDY PETTIT Investors in LF Woodford Equity Income Fund (“Woodford Fund”) are in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable situation of being temporarily locked into the fund and unable to liquidate their holdings. It will be of little consolation to them that regulators...

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