The Evidence-Based Investor

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

Video: The problem you face as an investor — and why your adviser may be part of it

Posted by Robin Powell on September 2, 2015

I’m expecting this video to get a few backs up. Though that’s not the intention, I make no apologies for it.

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Video: High growth doesn’t mean higher stock returns

Posted by Robin Powell on September 1, 2015

You might expect a history graduate like me to say this, but people would make much better investors if they spent a little more time studying the past. Market history provides a wealth of insights that would save investors – including professional ones – a huge amount of stress (as well as money) if only […]

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Video: How do you choose a financial adviser?

Posted by Robin Powell on August 27, 2015

A question I’m asked regularly is, “Do you really need a financial adviser?” Many people assume that, because I’m a firm believer in broadly passive investing and an advocate of direct-to-consumer services, like Nutmeg and Wealth Horizon in the UK and Betterment and Wealthfront in the US, my answer would be “No”.

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Video: How active is your active fund manager?

Posted by Robin Powell on August 25, 2015

There are so many things wrong with the active fund industry – the opaqueness, the high fees, the failure to outperform and so on – that it’s hard to know where reform should start.

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