The Evidence-Based Investor

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Anyone brave enough to bet against Buffett next time?

Posted by Robin Powell on October 16, 2017

It’s a pleasure to be invited once again to contribute to Tadas Viskanta’s Blogger Wisdom series. For those who aren’t aware of him, Tadas is, in my view, the best curator of intelligent content on investing and personal finance, bar none. If his site, Abnormal Returns, isn’t already on your bookmarks bar, it should be. […]

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Paul Armson: Advisers have been brainwashed for 30 years

Posted by Robin Powell on October 12, 2017

Among the UK financial advice profession, Paul Armson falls into the Marmite category. (For the benefit of readers beyond these shores, Marmite is a sticky, dark brown spread with a  rather distinctive taste, and is best known for its manufacturer’s marketing slogan, “love it or hate it”). I happen to be in the “love” camp, at […]

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Can you improve returns without increasing risk?

Posted by Robin Powell on October 11, 2017

One of the most important concepts for investors to understand is the link between risk and return. Generally speaking, the greater the risk you’re willing to take, the higher you can expect your long-term returns to be, as long as you’re willing to accept more volatility along the way. But is it possible to increase […]

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Dave Nadig on the extraordinary growth of ETFs (Podcast)

Posted by Robin Powell on October 10, 2017

Even those with a only a passing interest in investing can’t have failed to notice the extraordinary rise in recent years of ETFs.  Exchange traded funds now account for around $4.3 trillion of global assets under management  — up $1 trillion on this time last year. And although the pace of new product launches has slowed, […]

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