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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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Is this a new dawn for financial advice in Australia?

    Amid market volatility and an accelerating transfer of intergenerational wealth, the need for sound financial advice has arguably never been greater. But Australia has been fighting a mass exodus of advisers from the profession. Now, at last, there is hope of...

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Can investors improve returns by reducing ESG risks?

    By LARRY SWEDROE   The increased popularity of ESG investing has been accompanied by a rise in research into the subject. The heightened investor interest in sustainability has also led to changes in cash flows — raising the cost of capital...

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Time horizon — the difference between us and the pros

    Robin writes: As TEBI readers know, a fundamental problem (arguably the fundamental problem) with the investing industry is that the interests of those who work in it are misaligned with those of the consumers they’re supposed to serve. For me, the...

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A tale of two small-cap universes

    Small-cap stocks essentially come in two varieties — small growth and small value. So which type of small-cap has historically produced higher returns? As LARRY SWEDROE explains, there is a very clear winner.   Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two...

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The resurgence of value has accelerated

    For keen students of the financial markets, the resurgence of value has been one of the biggest stories of 2022 so far. As CRAIG LAZZARA from S&P Dow Jones Indices explains, the value-growth differential has accelerated in recent weeks. Of course,...

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Vanguard active or Vanguard passive: which is best?

    Arguably the most reliable predictor of future fund performance is cost: the less you pay, the higher your net returns are likely to be. The fact that most active funds underperform comparable index funds is largely down to the extra fees...

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