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When the wind blows

  Warren Buffett has just released his latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, and once again it doesn’t disappoint. This year’s letter finds Buffett in reflective mood. On March 11th, he explains, it will be 77 years since he first invested in an American business. The business in question was called Cities Service, and...

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See the difference that saving 1% in costs can make

  What sort of impact do fees and charges have on the long-term value of our investments? And how can investors ensure that their financial adviser really understands how the costs add up? In Part 2 of this three-part interview, the London-based statistician...

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Investing for retirement isn’t just about money

  There are few prospects more frightening than running out of money in later life. That’s why it’s so important to start investing early, to put enough money away, diversify your investments, control your costs and manage your behaviour. But it’s a grave...

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Why trust in financial services is so vital — Herman Brodie

  There are few people more aware of the importance of trust in financial services than Herman Brodie. Formerly an algorithmic trader for an investment bank, he became fascinated by the predictable aspects of human behaviour and how that affects investing and the...

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A documentary to help investors understand themselves

  You may have seen some of our previous posts on the different aspects of investor behaviour covered by Regis Media’s video series for RockWealth, Your Own Worst Enemy. The series is named after a quote from the famous investor Benjamin Graham, who...

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The ex-policeman trying to solve the investment cost riddle

  Few people have done more to raise awareness of the cost of investing than CHRIS SIER. A trained statistician and former Edinburgh policeman, he’s spent more than a decade trying to calculate how much investors pay in fees and charges. He’s already...

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France should have thousands of IFAs. Astonishingly there’s only one

  France might be home to the world football champions and some of the finest food and wine, but there is at least one area in which it trails the Anglo-Saxon world. You’ve guessed it: evidence-based investing. PHILIPPE MAUPAS and JULIEN COUDERT recently...

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