The Evidence-Based Investor

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

Every day’s Black Friday for indexers

Posted by Robin Powell on November 17, 2017

I still remember my excitement as a child visiting the Rackhams department store in Birmingham in the January sales. Being able to buy, with my own pocket money, games and toys reduced to to a fraction of the price they were before Christmas seemed almost too good be true. Of course, stores don’t wait until […]

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Video: The dangers of DIY investing

Posted by Robin Powell on November 15, 2017

Warren Buffett told a brilliant story in his 2006 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, which every investor should read. The story concerns the Gotrocks family, which owns all of corporate America, and receives the full value of the profits earned by those companies. Then a group of people, which Buffett calls the Helpers, offer to […]

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Why I’m supporting ShareAction’s Pension Power campaign

Posted by Robin Powell on November 14, 2017

What really excites me about the disruption taking place in global asset management is the potential to make a real difference. An important part of that, of course, is achieving better consumer outcomes — simply put, allowing investors to keep a much bigger share of their investment returns for themselves, rather than have it mysteriously disappear […]

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Can money buy you happiness?

Posted by Robin Powell on November 10, 2017

Money and happiness. OK, this one’s is a little more philosophical than most TEBI posts, but please bear with me.  We all need to invest, but investing without a plan is a bad idea. And you can’t come up with a plan until you know what you want from life. In short, you need to […]

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