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Investor demographics: how wealth, age and gender affect decisions

      By LARRY SWEDROE   To determine whether investor demographics provide information as to the holdings of their portfolios, Sebastien Betermier, Laurent Calvet, Samuli Knüpfer and Jens Kvaerner, authors of the February 2022 study What Do the Portfolios of Individual Investors Reveal About the Cross-Section of Equity Returns?, examined the stockholdings of 365,000...

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The most important advice for investors? Do less — Tadas Viskanta

  There are only about half a dozen blogs in the world that those with a serious interest in investing need to follow. One of them is Tadas Viskanta’s Abnormal Returns. For me, Tadas is the best curator of quality investing content on...

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Video: UK investing is several decades behind the US — John Authers

  It’s funny how, throughout life, our paths cross with other people’s. More years ago than either of us care to remember, John Authers and I once competed for the editorship of the Oxford University Students’ Union magazine. We now find ourselves on...

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Poor fund performance is a global problem — Craig Lazzara (Part 2)

  Since S&P Dow Jones issued its first SPIVA report 2002, this twice-yearly scorecard on active fund performance has consistently shown that, in the US, actively managed mutual funds routinely underperform their respective benchmarks in every asset class and almost every style. But,...

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It’s time to get tough on investing gobbledygook

  The investing industry is like a foreign country; they do things differently there. For a start they operate by a completely different set of rules to other sectors; they enjoy average levels of pay most professions can only dream about; and the...

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#SFTW: 1 in 5 millennials will live to 100. Better start saving

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND Millennials. There was a wake-up call for millennial investors this week with the publication of the latest BlackRock Investor Pulse Survey. Millennials. Apparently, on average, those aged between 25 and 34 predict they will only live to see their...

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Greater longevity comes at a huge price

  There are few experiences more sobering than walking round a graveyard, surrounded by the mortal remains of your ancestors. Longevity. My mother’s family were Partingtons and for centuries they lived in and around the industrial town in Greater Manchester from which they...

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