The Evidence-Based Investor

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

Final call for EBI West

Posted by Robin Powell on June 14, 2017

I was still only half awake when I caught the end of a news item on the early morning news last month about sharks at Dana Point in California. “You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” a coastguard helicopter calmly warned beachgoers as it circled overhead. “Hang on,” said Mrs P, “Isn’t […]

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Blogger wisdom

Posted by Robin Powell on June 12, 2017

It was a pleasure and an honour to be included in Tadas Viskanta’s latest series Blogger wisdom series. Tadas, for those who aren’t aware of him, is an excellent writer and content curator, whose blog, Abnormal Returns, is a go-to site for anyone looking for the latest news and views on trading, investing and personal […]

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Never speculate on election results

Posted by Robin Powell on June 9, 2017

I had a dismal record as a student politician, but 1988 was my absolute nadir. I worked on the failed Dukakis-Bentsen campaign and, closer to home, on the very last by-election the ill-fated SDP ever took part in, in Kensington. We were hammered. Spending a week having doors slammed shut in your face is a […]

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William Sharpe: My original CAPM thesis was rejected

Posted by Robin Powell on June 7, 2017

One of the things I like about writing about evidence-based investing is hanging out with some extraordinarily clever people. One of my happiest professional of recent years was spending a fascinating afternoon at the home of Professor William F. Sharpe in Carmel, California, interviewing him about his life and work and, of course, the famous […]

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