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When the wind blows

  Warren Buffett has just released his latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, and once again it doesn’t disappoint. This year’s letter finds Buffett in reflective mood. On March 11th, he explains, it will be 77 years since he first invested in an American business. The business in question was called Cities Service, and...

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CNBC? Investors are better off watching Comedy Central

When people started calling my former employer Sensible Investing TV “the anti-CNBC”, we wore it as a badge of honour. It’s not that CNBC is bad. On the contrary, it’s well produced and presented very professionally. The problem for me is that, other...

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A fund is a fund, not a fashion accessory

I always thought I wouldn’t, but I’m afraid I’ve become one of those tedious parents who lecture their children on the folly of paying for designer clothes. There are times I seem to be making progress. My son even agreed recently to wear...

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In choosing party leaders it pays to take a long-term view

I promise not to stray too often in this blog into that most divisive of subjects, party politics. But there seems to me to be a striking parallel between current political developments in the UK, US and elsewhere and something that happens time...

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Something for the weekend

One of the biggest challenges I face as an advocate of evidence-based investing is helping people to visualise just how much more they’re paying to invest in actively managed funds. Well, thanks to author Lars Kroijer, I now have a very striking image...

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Where are the customers’ Porsches?

Lars Kroijer is one of the most intriguing – and intelligent – hedge fund managers you could ever wish to meet. A Harvard-educated Dane, he used to run his own hedge fund in London and still serves on the board of several others....

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Video: The problem you face as an investor — and why your adviser may be part of it

I’m expecting this video to get a few backs up. Though that’s not the intention, I make no apologies for it.

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