The Evidence-Based Investor

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

We love funds with solid-sounding names

Posted by Robin Powell on March 27, 2017

As Warren Buffett likes to remind us, supposedly sophisticated investors are often the least sophisticated of all. Try as he might to persuade wealthy individuals and institutions to invest in index funds, they usually end up ignoring his advice and hiring expensive consultants to recommend similarly expensive investment products instead. A new study sheds more […]

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#SFTW: The delays making fund managers billions – at our expense

Posted by Robin Powell on March 24, 2017

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND We’re probably all familiar now with the sneaky way that banks fail to move customers’ money to accounts with higher rates of interest, or even tell them about better deals that they can offer them. Well, UK asset managers are doing exactly the same thing to investors — only the amount […]

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TEBI: How YOU can help

Posted by Robin Powell on March 24, 2017

“Three ways to get paid for your words: 1) Lie to people who want to be lied to, and you’ll get rich. 2) Tell the truth to those who want the truth, and you’ll make a living. 3) Tell the truth to those who want to be lied to and you’ll go broke.” Jason Zweig, […]

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More evidence asset managers won’t change until they’re forced to

Posted by Robin Powell on March 23, 2017

We’re probably all familiar now with the sneaky way that banks fail to move customers’ money to accounts with higher rates of interest, or even tell them about better deals that they can offer them. Well, UK asset managers are doing exactly the same thing to investors — only the amount of money involved is generally […]

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