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Vanguard vs Dimensional: Who has delivered higher returns?

  Vanguard and Dimensional Fund Advisors are both good fund managers — albeit with two very different methodologies. Investors should be able to achieve good outcomes with either one or the other, or a combination of the two. But which of them, Vanguard or Dimensional, delivers higher returns, on a cost- and risk-adjusted basis,...

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Why new investors have irrational fears

  By ANDREW HALLAM   Imagine this: You’ve just booked an airline ticket. But then you see a cheaper flight online. The second flight’s departure time is much more convenient – and you could change your ticket without paying an extra fee. It...

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Bogle was right. Character counts

  Vanguard founder Jack Bogle was famous for explaining investing to ordinary people. But he devoted just as much time and energy later in life to imparting wisdom to fellow financial professionals. Bogle’s overriding message for his peers was arguably the importance of...

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Three steps to kicking bad habits

  By JONATHAN CLEMENTS   We all do things that make us feel good right now, but which aren’t so good for us over the long haul. Yes, even me. Yes, even you. Some of this behaviour stems from hardwired instincts passed down to us...

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Shift your focus away from passing showers

  One of the biggest challenges that investors are faced with is the sheer volume of information that can steer them off course. The point illustrated in this month’s Look At It This Way article is that – when sorting through this information – a...

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There is significant real inflation in the world

  In the fourth of our articles serialising ANDREW CRAIG’s book How to Own the World: A Plain English Guide to Thinking Globally and Investing Wisely, Andrew covers what we all need to know about inflation. Andrew has worked in the City of...

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Robin’s Reads, Week 48, 2019

Week 48. By ROBIN POWELL   INVESTING Don’t let “analysis paralysis” keep you from investing (Monevator)    Investment insights from Dimensional’s David Booth (David Booth)  When markets wobble, don’t follow the herd (Carolyn Gowen)  Drawing on the wisdom of others is vital for...

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