The Evidence-Based Investor

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

For sports fans & active investors, hope springs eternal

Posted by Robin Powell on August 20, 2015

Human beings aren’t cut out to be investors. Evolutionary instincts that serve us well most of the time let us down badly when we let them loose on our pension portfolios.

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Something for the weekend

Posted by Robin Powell on August 14, 2015

Please excuse a slightly abbreviated version of SFTW this week.. I’m off to that temple of football Villa Park, where I fear that Manchester United are about to puncture the bubble of pre-season positivity that’s been growing in recent weeks over Birmingham B6.

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Investors of the world unite

Posted by Robin Powell on August 14, 2015

One of the things I enjoy most about my work promoting evidence-based investing is the camaraderie of like-minded people around the world.

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Charley Ellis: Why active managers extract value from the investment process

Posted by Robin Powell on August 12, 2015

For me, Charley Ellis is one of the investing world’s great consumer campions. In the mid-1970s, he became the first industry insider to acknowledge that most active fund managers fail to beat their benchmarks and that investors are far better off using low-cost index funds instead. His central argument was that the rarity of consistent […]

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