The Evidence-Based Investor

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.

(Have you ever stopped to think, by the way, how the blind optimism of us footy fans is rather like the perpetual expectation investors have that, despite decades of underperformance, this will be the year when finally things come good? More on that next week.)

 

Quote of the week..

“The markets either keep you honest and humble or they can drive you crazy and cause mistake after mistake. Don’t ever let anyone tell you it’s easy.” (Ben Carlson)

 

Article of the week..

Ignore the table bangers – & other lessons from the long bull run (John Rekenthaler)

 

You might also like..

Why does the media give so much credence to the guesswork of some random dude? (James Osborne)

Never mind intelligence or talent; what investors really need is grit (Larry Swedroe)

Time is the investor’s best friend (Barry Ritholtz)

 

Earlier on The Evidence-Based Investor..

Investors of the world unite.. You’ve nothing to lose but those rip-off fund fees

Fund managers are very clever & well-meaning but do more harm than good

Funny how we’re obsessed with evidence in every other field than investing

 

And finally..

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Robin Powell

Robin is a journalist and campaigner for positive change in global investing. He runs Regis Media, a niche provider of content marketing for financial advice firms with an evidence-based investment philosophy. He also works as a consultant to other disruptive firms in the investing sector. Regis Media.

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