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What keeps me going

  By ROBIN POWELL   When my Regis Media colleagues and I started producing content for financial advice firms, one of our first clients was Chas Boinske, President of Independence Advisors in Pennsylvania. As well as working together, we’ve become good friends over the years, and I’m full of admiration for the work that...

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Can active managers time factor exposures?

  By LARRY SWEDROE   One of the advantages active managers tout is that they have the opportunity to adjust factor exposures, taking advantage of regime shifts. Is that ability an advantage, or just one that is fraught with opportunity?  Manuel Ammann, Sebastian...

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Three reasons for active managers to feel positive

  By CRAIG LAZZARA   For at least five years, we’ve noticed that, despite historical performance, active managers regularly proclaim that this year will at last be the time when active management shows its value. I suspect that most advocates of indexing derive at least some guilty...

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The odds of outperforming through active management

  By LARY SWEDROE     The greatest advantage from gambling comes from not playing it at all.  — Girolamo Cardano, 16th century physician and mathematician   My good friend Bill Schultheis, author of The Coffeehouse Investor (it was a privilege to write...

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Which is best for corporate bonds — active or passive?

  Robin writes: Here at TEBI, we’re not huge fans of corporate bonds. The reason is we like to keep things simple. Equities should make up the bulk of your portfolio; the rest of it, ideally, should be invested in short-dated government bonds...

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Do financial marketplaces provide enough protection?

    There’s been a huge growth in recent years in online marketplaces. An online marketplace is a type of e-commerce website where product or service information is provided by multiple third parties. They’re widely used in several sectors of the economy, and increasingly...

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Who should carry the can for the Woodford blow-up?

  By ROBIN POWELL   To quote the author of an excellent new book on the Neil Woodford scandal, “the cast of players in (his) spectacular rise and crashing fall is numerous and varied.”  As Owen Walker, whose book Built on Lie is...

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