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US version of Investing: The Evidence released

We are pleased to announce the release of a US version of our highly acclaimed documentary, Investing: The Evidence. The film is 45 minutes long and sets out the basic principles of evidence-evidence-based investing. It also explains the importance of investor discipline and the value of using a fiduciary financial adviser. It was originally...

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Elroy Dimson on ESG and whether to invest in collectibles

Now for Part 2 of our interview with the financial market historian ELROY DIMSON. Professor Dimson chairs the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, and is Emeritus Professor of Finance at London Business School. In the first part of...

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Does indexing create market distortions or reduce them?

We have written several times about attempts by sections of the financial industry to discredit passive investing and to sow fear in people’s minds about the effects that its growing popularity might be having. A good example is the notion that the rise...

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Dicing with death

The strangest thing happened to me, 25 years ago this week. I saw someone lose at Russian roulette. I don’t mean some drinking game. I wish I did. I’m talking about the real thing — placing a single round in a revolver, spinning the...

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Moira Somers: Why we get so stressed about money

“Regardless of income level,” says Dr Moira Somers in the latest TEBI Podcast, “in survey after survey on the causes of mental stress, money tops the list every time, beating relationships, health or job concerns. We tend to stress about money to an...

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How to pick all of tomorrow’s winning stocks

Yes, the cost of index funds is (or at least should be) a huge attraction. But another advantage of them that’s often overlooked is that they are the ultimate diversifier. As Jack Bogle once put it, indexers don’t look for needles; they buy...

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If only financial regulators could ditch the foxtrot

I call it the financial regulation foxtrot. Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow. They do nothing but talk, for years on end, about making asset management fairer and more transparent. Suddenly, as the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority did two years ago, they get all...

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