The Evidence-Based Investor

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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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Something for the weekend

Posted by Robin Powell on August 7, 2015

Ah, the joys of England in August.. The sun’s shining, school’s out and the Poms are thrashing Australia at cricket. But none of those things will last for long, so let’s enjoy them while we can.. along with a little light reading to keep the grey matter active.

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Video: Don’t assume outperformance is down to skill

Posted by Robin Powell on August 4, 2015

“Men resist randomness, markets resist prophecy.” Maggie Mahar

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Something for the weekend

Posted by Robin Powell on July 31, 2015

Each Friday I’ll be sharing with you my reads of the week. The 3rd Ashes Test Match is already over, so what better way to while away the first weekend in August?

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