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The ABC of investing

  I had a call the other day from a BBC journalist. She was making a programme about investing for beginners. What, she asked, would I say is the ABC of investing? Thankfully, I was well prepared because my colleagues and I had just produced a video on that very subject. The video features...

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It’s Not Over ‘Till It’s Over

Cricket world cup. Staying the course can be a challenge for many investors. This month’s Look At It This Way shows how investing — like sport — is an unpredictable environment that rewards those who are in it for the long haul.   Succeeding with...

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Cheap doesn’t mean nasty in the fund world

Fund world. Why do so many people continue to buy actively managed funds in the face of overwhelming evidence that they shouldn’t? It’s a question I once put to former Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb. His response, which you can watch here, is enlightening....

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Robin’s Reads, Week 42, 2019

Week 42. By ROBIN POWELL   This week’s list is dominated by one story — the dramatic fall from grace of the British fund manager Neil Woodford.   WOODFORD The inside story of Woodford’s career — and what working with him was like (Owen...

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The Woodford crisis shows there has to be a better way

  Poor performance, illiquid assets, limited transparency — the demise of the UK fund manager Neil Woodford and his flagship Equity Income fund has revealed all that’s wrong with the conventional fund management business. For JAMES McMANUS from the online investment manager Nutmeg...

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Sequence risk is a big threat to retirees

  By LARRY SWEDROE   When developing a retirement plan, most individuals are well aware of the issue of longevity risk — living longer than expected, increasing the risk of not having sufficient assets to sustain a desired standard of living. However, there...

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Has value really lost its vigour?

  Growth stocks have outperformed value stocks over the past decade. But as this article from DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS explains, history shows is that the pendulum can swing quite quickly.   There’s a misconception in the markets: value stocks have lost their vigour....

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