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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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StockTok — a backwards step for financial education

    Some call it StockTok, others FinTok. But whatever you choose to call it, the rise of Generation’s Z’s version of #FinTwit is a cause for alarm. Of course, there’s sensible advice on there if you look hard enough. But, the focus...

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Another sign that market efficiency is increasing?

  By JOACHIM KLEMENT   Much to the chagrin of value and contrarian investors everywhere, markets in the Western world have increasingly been dominated by momentum effect. It seems sometimes as if momentum investing is the only way to beat the market these...

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Should investors be optimists or pessimists?

To be a successful long-term investor you need the right balance of both pessimism and optimism.

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The only way to be a buy-and-hold investor

  This tale is part of  LARRY SWEDROE’s Investor Tales series. Like all the tales, unless otherwise specified, they are hypothetical examples designed to educate the reader on investment principles.   In early 2000, Cathy called Brenda to invite her to an investment...

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Why active will continue to underperform

  By PATRICK CAIRNS   Twice a year, every year, the SPIVA (S&P Indices Versus Active Funds) scorecards across the world show the same long-term results: most active equity managers under-perform, most of the time. For example, the most recent mid-year scorecard for...

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Why cap-weighting dominates

  There are all sorts of ways to construct an index. Equal weighting has its fans. Alternatively you can weight by factors — size, value and so on. If you really wanted to, you could build an index of listed companies with female...

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