The Evidence-Based Investor

No sales agenda. No marketing spin. Just the evidence.

Why financial planning is so important — an interview with Barry Ritholtz (Part 2)

Posted by Robin Powell on November 4, 2015

The world of wealth management is changing for the better. It used to be all about products and sales; increasingly it’s about education and proper financial planning. It used to be an industry; now it’s reverting to what it should have been all along, a profession. One of the companies that’s setting the standard for […]

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Active investors really need to hit the jackpot

Posted by Robin Powell on November 3, 2015

Let’s be honest, there can’t be many of us who haven’t thought about how we might spend a lottery jackpot win. As a journalist, I’ve asked several overnight-multi-millionaires over the years how their success would change their lives; I’ve probably wondered more than most how instant wealth would impact on mine.

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Whose money is it anyway?

Posted by Robin Powell on November 2, 2015

One of the most frustrating things I’ve encountered as an advocate for evidence-based investing is the lack of regard that many of those involved in the investment industry appear to have for academics.

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#SFTW: Why avoid active funds? It’s simple arithmetic

Posted by Robin Powell on October 30, 2015

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND   Of all the charges levelled against those of us who advocate an evidence-based approach to investing, perhaps the most inapt is that we’re dogmatic. Zealots, fanatics, militants — those are some of the more polite terms I’ve seen used to describe us.

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