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The investor’s lifecycle

The following article on the investor’s lifecycle is an extract from Invest Your Way To Financial Freedom – the new book by popular bloggers and friends of Monevator, Ben Carlson and Robin Powell. Invest Your Way to Financial Freedom is out on 28 September, but you can pre-order your copy at Amazon today. As we [...]

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Which portfolio tracking tool to use

An easy-to-use portfolio tracking tool for the spreadsheet hesitant.

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How to read a bond fund webpage

How to identify and understand the key info on a bond fund’s webpage.

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Borrowing to invest can boost your returns, but it comes with big risks…

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Compare funds: what to look for

Here’s how The Accumulator compares funds and ETFs.

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Fund names explained

Make searching for index funds faster and easier by cracking the clues in the name.

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SIPP money saving hack

Save up to 82% on your fees using this SIPP money saving hack

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This thought piece explains why it’s so compelling to fill your ISA each year. The approaches discussed won’t be suitable for all readers! Please think about your own situation and get professional advice if needed. Even on a good middle-class income, it’s not easy to fill your ISA. The annual ISA allowance – £20,000 per [...]

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What do the 10-year returns of the Vanguard LifeStrategy funds tell us about passive investing?

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We love a rule-of-thumb. It helps you feel like you’re in control. The reality is far different of course…

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The 22 maxims of Sir John Templeton

Like always, these investment principles from Sir John Templeton are incomplete and self-contradictory. But I’d rather read his maxims than those of almost anyone else.

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Grab your oxygen tank, we’re taking a deep dive into the best Emerging Market bond index trackers

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Thematic ETFs offer investors a way to back their hunches without picking individual stocks. But beware the costs and risks.

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Emerging Market bond risks

Emerging Market bonds have outperformed Emerging Market equities for the last 25 years. Can it last?

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Emerging Market bonds can improve your portfolio’s risk-adjusted returns. Should they replace Emerging Market equity in your portfolio?

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Our model passive portfolio enjoys a market melt-up.

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