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Panic and sell, now what?

  By LARRY SWEDROE   The academic literature on investing is filled with hundreds of anomalies. My own view is that the greatest anomaly of them all is that while investors idolise Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha”, so many not only tend to ignore his advice but often do the exact opposite. Consider...

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More proof that consultants can’t pick winning funds

  By LARRY SWEDROE   One of the mistakes that prevents investors from achieving their goals is that when it comes to evaluating investments and investment strategies, most think three years is a long time, five years a very long time and 10...

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The opportunity cost of choosing a “best buy” fund

  By ROBIN POWELL   There’s been good news and bad news for the UK’s largest investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown this week. The company reported an 11% in annual profit after a “surge” of new customers during the lockdown. Meanwhile, details emerged of...

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Leaving the pits

  LOOK AT IT THIS WAY   The coronavirus crisis has caused people significant concern. They’re worried not only about their health, but about their wealth and their income, as well as the wider economy. There has even been talk of the recession...

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The one number that really matters

  By NICK MAGGIULLI   What is the most important number in personal finance? I used to think it was net worth, or possibly liquid net worth, but I have since come to the conclusion that these measures have some serious limitations. Net worth, for...

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The drawbacks with ANTs (active non-transparent ETFs)

  The fund management industry loves its product innovations. So does the financial media — not least because they provide something new to write about. But what are we to make of ANTs, the newest kid on the asset management block? Actively managed non-transparent...

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Ten simple ways to improve your returns

  Warren Buffett once said: “The business schools reward difficult complex behaviour more than simple behaviour, but simple behaviour is more effective.” One of the areas where this is absolutely true is investing. The financial industry and, to some extent, the financial media,...

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