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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 just produced a video on that very subject. The video features...

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Video: High growth doesn’t mean higher stock returns

  You might expect a history graduate like me to say this, but people would make much better investors if they spent a little more time studying the past. Market history provides a wealth of insights that would save investors – including professional...

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Video: How do you choose a financial adviser?

  A question I’m asked regularly is, “Do you really need a financial adviser?” Many people assume that, because I’m a firm believer in broadly passive investing and an advocate of direct-to-consumer services, like Nutmeg and Wealth Horizon in the UK and Betterment...

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Video: How active is your active fund manager?

  There are so many things wrong with the active fund industry – the opaqueness, the high fees, the failure to outperform and so on – that it’s hard to know where reform should start. But for me, there’s one issue that epitomises...

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For sports fans & active investors, hope springs eternal

Active investors. Human beings aren’t cut out to be investors. Evolutionary instincts that serve us well most of the time let us down badly when we let them loose on our pension portfolios.  The harmful emotions that attract most attention are fear and...

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Something for the weekend

  SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND   Please excuse a slightly abbreviated version of SFTW this week.. I’m off to that temple of football Villa Park, where I fear that Manchester United are about to puncture the bubble of pre-season positivity that’s been growing...

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Investors of the world unite

  One of the things I enjoy most about my work promoting evidence-based investing is the camaraderie of like-minded people around the world. World unite. This is a global battle we’re fighting, to teach people, wherever they live and however little they have...

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