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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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Persistent outperformance remains very elusive

  By LARRY SWEDROE   Persistence of performance is an important issue for those who believe that active management is the winning strategy. The reason is that if persistence is not significantly greater than should be expected at random, it’s extremely difficult for investors...

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How to rid yourself of debt

  By JASON BUTLER   Rihanna is a successful 31-year-old singer, actress and fashion designer. Despite having earned a significant amount of money, by 2010 she was $9million in debt and on the brink of bankruptcy. Rihanna then sued her accountant, Peter Gounis,...

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Beware the flat earthers of financial advice

  If doctors ignored peer-reviewed academic evidence they would be struck off. So why are financial advisers allowed to get away with it?   There’s a wonderful phrase that was used for centuries to describe someone who clings to an idea or way...

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How to mend Hargreaves Lansdown

  Hargreaves Lansdown is a Goliath of the UK investing industry. But its integral role in the Neil Woodford scandal has put it in the spotlight. I wrote four years ago about how HL is built on a lie and how it needed...

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Investors in boring, low-cost funds behave better

  We often hear about the so-called behaviour gap — in other words, the difference between fund returns and the returns that investors in those funds actually receive. For some investors the gap can be huge. The good news is that, in some areas,...

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US hedge fund performance underwhelmed again in Q2

  By LARRY SWEDROE   US hedge funds entered this year coming off their 10th straight year of trailing the return of the S&P 500 Index. And as you can see in the following table, over the 10-year period ending December 2018, they...

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