Robin’s Reads, Week 48, 2019

Posted by Robin Powell on November 29, 2019

Robin’s Reads, Week 48, 2019

Week 48.




Don’t let “analysis paralysis” keep you from investing



Investment insights from Dimensional’s David Booth (David Booth) 

When markets wobble, don’t follow the herd (Carolyn Gowen) 

Drawing on the wisdom of others is vital for investment success (Nick Maggiulli) 

The solution to complexity is to avoid it altogether. (Movement Capital) 

Does serviced accommodation make for a sensible investment? (Jason Butler) 



Five mindsets that get in the way of creating wealth (Dr Alice Boyes) 

Training teachers to provide financial education can help protect young people from fraud (Rachel Lacey) 

Andrew Craig’s essential finance facts (Andrew Craig) 

How asking “and then what?” can help you to make the best financial decisions for you (Trent Hamm) 

It’s natural to compare ourselves to others, but when can it become a hindrance? (Adam Grossman) 



Staff at Fisher UK complain of bullying, intimidation and

intense pressure to hit sales targets [Paywall] 

(Sam Brodbeck) 


What can we learn from the latest US SPIVA scorecard? (Berlinda Liu)

UK investors have pulled an average of £3.5bn a month from active funds since Mifid II came in (Imogen Tew) 

Willis Towers Watson downgrades fund houses it says are turning into “personality cults” (Susanna Rust) 



Firms are putting their own interests ahead of their clients’, says UK regulator (James Fitzgerald) 

Three pointers for advisers on how women prefer to manage their finances (Barbara Stewart) 

What are prospects looking for when they visit an adviser’s website? (Jack Waymire) 

Should SEO be more of a priority for advice firms? (Lee Delahoussaye) 



Does the received wisdom about marketing’s value hold up to scrutiny? (Russell Parsons) 

What does it take to make award-winning content? (Danielle Gibson) 

2019’s Christmas ads: the social media verdict (James Wright)

How to unlock the long-term potential of marketing (Christine Moorman and Lauren Kirby) 

Emotional storytelling in marketing isn’t just for Christmas (Ember Television)



UK General Election: What the manifestos say about energy and climate change (Josh Gabbatiss) 

Paris Agreement targets need to be stronger to effectively address the climate crisis (Zoya Teirstein) 

What is the airline industry doing to develop greener solutions? (Russell Hotten, Sameer Hashmi, and Adrienne Murray) 

What impact are cryptocurrencies having on the planet? (Emily Pontecorvo) 



Why it’s important to pursue your passions outside of work

(Jon Jachimowicz, Joyce He, and Julián Arango) 


As cold season sets in, are you blowing your nose properly? (Carl Philpott)

“Untranslatable” words from other languages can unlock a more positive worldview (Sigal Samuel)  

A healthy diet can reduce the risk of age-related hearing loss (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) 


And finally — a reminder to financial advisers in the UK that I’m presenting two workshops next month about the lessons to learn from the Neil Woodford affair. The events are being arranged by the Financial Suitability Forum. The first is in Bristol on Wednesday 4th December, and the second is in London on Thursday 5th. There are still a few places left. To register, just click on the links at the foot of this article:

Investing’s Copernican Revolution



Robin Powell

Robin is a journalist and campaigner for positive change in global investing. He runs Regis Media, a niche provider of content marketing for financial advice firms with an evidence-based investment philosophy. He also works as a consultant to other disruptive firms in the investing sector.


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