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A ten-point plan for the bear market

      After a long period of financial markets being treated largely as background noise by the media, news of their daily swings have been promoted back to the front pages of newspapers and the top of TV news bulletins. Naturally, ordinary investors are suddenly sitting up and taking notice. What’s causing all...

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Dimensional Week: The appliance of science

  Welcome to Day Two of Dimensional Week on The Evidence-Based Investor — a five part series on Dimensional Fund Advisors, a company few investors have even heard of and yet one that’s helping to transform the world of money management.  I’ll admit...

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Dimensional Week: The origins of an industry game-changer

  This week is Dimensional Week on The Evidence-Based Investor. For those readers who aren’t familiar with it, Dimensional Fund Advisors has been, and continues to be, one of the major players in what I like to call the creative destruction of the...

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#SFTW: Investing is not a competition

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND Competition. I may have mellowed over the years, but believe you me, this placid exterior masks a fiercely competitive temperament. I bang on at staff meetings about the need to keep our business ahead of the rest. I love...

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Investors need to curb their competitive streak

  I may have mellowed over the years, but believe you me, this placid exterior masks a fiercely competitive temperament. I bang on at staff meetings about the need to keep our business ahead of the rest. I love to see my children...

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Hargreaves needs a rethink. Its business model is broken

  Hargreaves Lansdown is one of the biggest success stories in Britain’s financial services industry. What started as a DIY investment supermarket is also now a robo-adviser, fund manager and pension platform, and it’s just announced plans to add peer-to-peer business lending to...

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Something for the weekend

  SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND   It was meant to symbolise the renaissance of Birmingham, but less than two years after it opened, our iconic new library is in dire financial straits. Basically, the City Council is skint. As a result of cutbacks...

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