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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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What does salience theory tell us about stock returns?

    By LARRY SWEDROE   While traditional asset pricing theory assumes investors to be “economically rational” and to use all available information when choosing between risky assets, research from the field of behavioural finance has found that investors are not fully economically...

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Why do councils waste so much money on pensions?

    Britain’s cash-strapped local councils are struggling to keep libraries open and pot-holes filled. So why are they overpaying by hundreds of millions of pounds a year to have their pension funds managed? In his latest article for the True and Fair...

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Do institutional asset managers possess skill?

  By LARRY SWEDROE   Since 2002 S&P Dow Jones Indices has published its S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA) Scorecard, which compares the performance of actively managed equity mutual funds to their appropriate index benchmarks. Year after year they show that regardless of...

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Don’t let your investments go the way of the CD

Thematic investing might sound appealing, but beware of investing in headlines rather than for meeting your goals.

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Reviewers wanted for my new book

    Robin writes: I’ve co-written a book with the highly respected financial blogger and author Ben Carlson about investing. It’s called Invest Your Way to Financial Freedom, and it’ll be published by Harriman House on 28th September. It’s aimed at people in...

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Leveraged ETFs: another product for the junk pile

    By LARRY SWEDROE   The use of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has exploded, to the benefit of investors. They benefit from the structure of ETFs because they can operate more tax efficiently than mutual funds and generally have lower operating costs than...

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