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How to find a trustworthy financial adviser

  TEBI readers often ask me if I can recommend a trustworthy financial adviser. I always try to help them. I know of good advisers all over the world, so there’s usually someone not too far from where they live whom I can suggest they talk to. The problem is, I can only help...

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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...

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How to free up money for investing

  If putting enough money away each month for your retirement is not a priority, your priorities are wrong. Or, as Warren Buffett once put it: “Don’t save what is left after spending. Spend what is left after saving.” There’s no golden rule...

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Talk of a passive bubble is just hot air

  By LARRY SWEDROE Passive bubble. The active investment management community has been attacking indexing—and passive investing in general—for decades. The reason is obvious: its profits (and for many firms, their very survival) are at stake. The attacks began almost from the moment...

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Labour’s right — it’s time for action on City bonuses

  The financial industry doesn’t magically make our money grow. After fees and charges, it makes it shrink. Lavish City bonuses are therefore out of all proportion — and they need paring back.   With the likelihood of a UK General Election before...

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The beating-the-market myth

  Much of the mainstream media commentary around investing carries with it the assumption that beating the market should be everyone’s goal. But what does that mean? And does it make any sense? Essentially, the idea that ordinary investors can consistently do better...

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Active versus passive in Europe is no contest

  Morningstar has just released an update on active versus passive fund performance in Europe over the last ten years, and it reads like a cricket score. Out of 66 categories analysed, actively managed funds outperformed their average passive peers in just two....

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