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What caught my eye this week. A year or so has passed since global stock markets began to recover, resuming their age-old tradition of making smart people look like idiots. Tech stocks rallied first, which was blamed on 20-something traders and lockdown mania. Later in the year, small cap stocks joined the party. Just more [...]

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Wall Street reminds us where WSB took its lead from, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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We need some new blood that’s hungry for financial freedom. Plus the week’s good reads…

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Platform consolidation continues apace, plus all the week’s good reads…

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Why the Coinbase IPO is one to read up on, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What caught my eye this week. Rishi Sunak didn’t hike capital gains tax in the Budget. I took it a little personally after I’d voluntarily conjured up a five-figure tax charge, partly fearing he’d double the rate I’d pay. However I’m not too miffed. For one thing, the unsheltered shares I sold were mostly of [...]

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What caught my eye this week. Bit of a higgledy-piggledy digest this Saturday, which is right in keeping with a week in the markets that was all over the place. If you sensibly follow The Accumulator’s advice to watch your paint drying and wash you’re hair a third time before you check out how your [...]

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Where do you put a lot of money if you’re lucky enough to have it? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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The famous 4% rule might actually be the 5% rule when inflation is low, plus all the week’s good reads…

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Old wisdom for new-fangled ways, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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A few final thoughts on this week’s GameStop saga, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Who would you tell if you hit your number, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Working from home is winning more converts, but why did it take them so long? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Why opinions should be heavily discounted when investing, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: We’re here

What caught my eye this week. Happy Near Year! I hope you spent your New Year’s Eve in a Covid-proof bunker with Jools Holland – unlike those living near me or on my dating app who seemed to think the end of 2020 was a reason to get together for a party. Most of us [...]

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A reminder to read your financial origin stories, plus the last great reads of 2020…

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Some investing books you can get away with giving for Christmas, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What caught my eye this week. Being nothing if not a business nerd, I spent Friday evening enjoying a new report from Waitrose on consumer trends in 2021. Don’t judge me! It’s not like the pubs were open. Or maybe they were? But I live alone. So I can’t go to them. Or maybe I [...]

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Weekend reading: Enough Bitcoin

Why buy two Bitcoins when one will do the trick? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Terror of Tesla

Worried about Tesla getting into your index fund? Don’t go there…

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Fears of a CGT raid, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Beware of bullseyes pasted onto a moving target by pundits, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Investor sentiment on tech has come full circle, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Are you converted to working from home? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Shifting to a spending mindset to run down your capital, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Gold fingered

The real cost of partaking in the gold rally, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Musings on how the virus will change us, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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If even the masters of the universe struggle to smooth the investment journey, what hope do we have? Plus the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: What gives?

Would you rather own a tech stock or a company that digs up rock? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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The shape of the recovery, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Child Trust Funds are maturing, plus the week’s good reads…

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The economic chickens could soon come home to roost, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What’s up at Monevator HQ, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Why direct indexing could rival ETFs and tracker funds, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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The irrelevance of alpha for private investors, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Straight to the best of the week’s money and investing posts…

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What caught my eye this week. I have mentioned before my group of friends on an email list who’ve been debating Covid-19 since January. Well, this same group of friends was previously preoccupied by arguing the future of cash. I think cash use is doomed to dwindle in the West, probably fast. Most of them [...]

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What caught my eye this week. The US may be about to see another surge in Covid-19 deaths. This is clearly tragic from a human perspective. We might also wonder what it will do to the market. I’ve been pretty relaxed about the UK’s de-lockdown. Daily cases have steadily fallen, contrary to – soon forgotten [...]

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The perils of online pension planning, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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ISA pots compared, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What caught my eye this week. I have a soft spot for income investing. I haven’t actually (naughtily, actively) invested with a focus on income since the financial crisis, though. (Why not? That’s a whole other story.) I still expect to live off investment income when I’ve had enough of spinning the wheel on my [...]

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Weekend reading: Far out

Will we appreciate what comes of the Covid-19 chaos in time? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Boom

America is adding millions of jobs again. Is the boom back on?

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Some great money and investing reads for the last weekend (for now?) in splendid isolation…

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What caught my eye this week. Right now it can be hard to picture the economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. We know it’s bad. The leading indicators – joblessness, factory orders, early GDP reports – tell us that. But the full impact is being softened by government and central bank countermeasures. Also, the [...]

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A simple way to lend money to yourself to get around a mental hangup, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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The Bank of England drops a bombshell, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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We’re not infected enough to be out of the woods, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Why bother trying to figure out coronavirus, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What caught my eye this week. The graph of this week’s GDP forecast from the Office for Budget Responsibility looks like something from a comic book: That’s not an economic projection – that’s the punchline to a three-panel cartoon. Of course the hope is that like a sack full of garden manure dropped onto a [...]

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What does the dividend drought mean for long-term investors, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Making the most of life under lockdown, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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We’re all locked inside, the sun is shining outside, the market crash continues. Here’s some good reads to take your mind off it all…

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A ludicrous number of links for a nation in quarantine…

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Weekend reading: Do not sell

A word from the grown-up in the room, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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More coronavirus chaos, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Bring me sunshine

The flu that’s flailing away at your nest egg, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Vanguard launches it’s long-awaited SIPP at last, plus the week’s good reads…

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Investors are fickle and sectors enjoy (sometimes well-founded) fads, plus the rest of the week’s reads…

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Somewhere out there, a bear market is stalking us – are you ready? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Brexit’s hollow victory, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Meet the ‘double doublers’ – the multi-bagging investment trusts that might tempt you to stray from the straight and rational…

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In the bleak midwinter, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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The results are in for our FIRE debate poll, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: 2020 hindsight

A few more words on living – and working – today versus investing for tomorrow, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Secret Santa

A Christmas stocking stuffed with treats, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What caught my eye this week. Naturalists have been surprised by the sight of thousands of 10-inch pulsating penis-like creatures wriggling about on a windswept beach. The story was originally reported in the journal By Nature, which shared a photograph of one of the worms: In taking up the story, the Guardian explains: These penile [...]

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Grab yourself a free share by signing up to Freetrade, plus all the week’s good reads…

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It’s election time, batten down the hatches. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Simply the best

Keep it simple, silly. No really, don’t complicate matters. Why am I still writing? Why is everything so complicated? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Do you measure yourself? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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How wealthy are you in the ways that really matter? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: General Winter

Joy! Politics! Irony! Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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At last some good news – Vanguard is cutting costs again…

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We might not have Woodford anymore, but we’ll always have Brexit…

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Early posting again this week, but there’s still a ton of links to get stuck into…

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A new tool makes it easy to see how (little) it costs us directly to be in the EU, plus the rest of the week’s reads…

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Great reads from the web’s investing blogs and financial media.

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A great quote from the great Jason Zweig, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What would you ask a financial services fairy godmother for? Plus the rest of the weeks’ good reads…

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Another bout in the active/passive propaganda battle, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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A new take on the ‘passive bubble’ shibboleth, plus all the good money reads from around the web…

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Weekend reading: 75 not out*

Proposals to raise the pension age to 75 show you can never let your guard down, plus more great reads…

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What caught my eye this week. There was something (else) notable about the first TV interview with the three lads from Manchester who restrained a knife-wielder run amok in Sydney earlier this week. In the initial broadcast, I noticed two were wearing Apple Airpods whilst talking to the camera. I thought this pretty striking. The [...]

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Weekend reading: Brexit bites

Brexit hits Britain PLC, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Musings on what you miss when you don’t spend money, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Could you afford to live on the income from bonds like an Austen character? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Updating our views on retirement plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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What caught my eye this week. Surprise! For reasons still not clear to me, The Investor has handed me his beloved babe – Weekend reading – for a special guest edition. Before you collectively drop your monocle in your soup, have no fear. I’ll have a little joyride before safely parking back at Monevator Towers. That [...]

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The great US bull market is now ten years old…

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Correcting an email SNAFU, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Whether or not you plan to retire early, the bell still tolls for young bucks. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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A terrifying trip to Moneyland, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Surveying the Woodford wreckage, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Investing in the future, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Is passive index investing too good to be true? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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A call for questions to ask the passive investing prophet, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Are you on the Rich List? Do you want to be? We do the sums to assess your chances.

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The unreliable bet on slowing population growth, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Another downside of getting old, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Capital gains tax receipts are rising, so take cover! Plus the rest of the weeks’ good reads.

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People prefer to be dramatic over being right, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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The Nightmare on Acacia Avenue that is Brexit, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Now auto-enrollment finally has pensions moving back to an even keel, some think we should bugger them up again. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Choose time

Time > money, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What happened to the ‘no-brainer’ interest rate rise / bond crash? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Brexit black comedy, then the week’s good money and investing reads…

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Marie Kondo is making an impact, plus the week’s good finance and investing reads…

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In which the editor of a bastion of passive investing blog goes giddy meeting a rare market beating manager, plus the rest of the week’s good reads!

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What caught my eye this week. I am running late this week, so I’ll cut straight to the chase and suggest you check out this post on investing a lump sum over at the Of Dollars and Data blog. Author Nick Maggiulli writes: The main reason Lump Sum outperforms Dollar Cost Averaging [DCA] is because [...]

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Money and investing wisdom boiled down to 29 pithy one-liners, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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One of my notoriously Marmite-y Brexit posts, followed by the week’s good reads…

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Are you quite sure that index funds are the future of investing? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Why the investment blog scene seems well past its best, plus links to the good stuff that was published…

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Rest in Peace Jack Bogle. You did good.

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Britain slips down the league of most powerful passports, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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New year, new chance to beat the market if you’re a naughty active investor, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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A few good books, a dash of season’s greetings, and a list of great reads – the recipe for the last post of the year!

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Brexit, the gift that keeps throwing up over the carpet, plus the rest of the week’s goings-on…

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Weekend reading: Feudal dues

Britain’s property divide continues our slow creep back into the dark ages, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Consumerism isn’t all that, plus the rest of the weeks good reads…

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Investing isn’t a game – except when you play Stax, a new investing game – plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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It’s been a busy week, so let’s get straight into the week’s good reads…

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How your personal experiences can overly drive your opinions about different asset classes, and the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Budget 2018

Budget 2018 links, plus the week’s good reads…

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Making the case for annuities, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Does buying shares in an ethical trust really enable you to sleep better at night? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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A tough week in the stock market for The Investor. How was it for you?

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One immigrant’s incredible journey from Africa to financial independence, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Why one rich person only sleeps well at night with three homes under his metaphorical belt, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: FIRE and forget

Be careful what you wish for when it comes to FIRE for all. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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It’s ten years since the great financial crisis went truly bananas. Download a free ebook from Ray Dalio to relive the horror!

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Contemplating ‘ikagai’ over the weekend, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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The Investor is away. This is a recorded announcement. Please press a button when advised.

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Remember the Child Trust Fund? Millions of kids don’t know they have one. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Funny money

The weird stores of value that make Bitcoin look like a no-brainer, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Nobody will ring THE bell before the next bear market – but there will always be lots of false alarms.

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Do you know your R* from your onions? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Britain’s silliest savings wrapper could be getting the chop, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Working just one more year can substantially boost your standard of living. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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A new report reveals half the population would never invest in shares, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Times are tough for millennials but there’s also loads of ways for them – and anyone else – to save money. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Is the passive label a turn-off for investors? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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The great Brexit debate is already two years old, let alone the Brexit itself. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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How passive investing and indexing is replacing active fund manager picks as the backbone of financial services, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Academics on the benefits of doing a few more months at the office, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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How a billionaire invests his – well – billions, plus the rest of the week’s good money and investing reads…

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The wit and wisdom of Jason Zweig, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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This week’s money and investing articles to read when you’re bored of the Royal Wedding…

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Get lost in CNBC’s new Warren Buffett archive, plus all the week’s great reads…

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The failure of a small cap broker provides a stark warning that ring-fenced assets are not 100% safe. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Landlords: Evil or just trying to get along like the rest of us? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What caught my eye this week. Academic research has confirmed what we obsessive savers already suspected – that we’re pretty damn attractive to the opposite sex. As Jonathan Clements at The Humble Dollar reports: Savers, both men and women, were viewed as more desirable romantic partners, because they’re perceived to have greater self-control. In truth, [...]

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What caught my eye this week. People seem very confused about Amazon. This week I heard some market pundits chortling among themselves about how crazy high the valuation was for a company that “doesn’t make any money.” Ho ho ho! In fact they only stopped laughing to say Amazon really must be regulated because it’s [...]

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A new financial blogger explains on her Shop Floor Mentality, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What caught my eye this week. This will be a busy Easter, so I’m getting Weekend Reading out of the way early. And when I say ‘busy’ I mostly mean ‘busy shopping’. I’ll be very glad when my new flat is done. I’m ready to begin laying down the avocado bathroom suite equivalent of the [...]

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Understanding the pitfalls in average returns, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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There’d be millions more billionaires if passive investing had been big in 1920. Plus the rest of the week’s good stuff…

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Yields are rising in the US, which is great for bond investors in the longer-term. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Buffett’s big bet is finally put to bed, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Bedding in

While I wait for a bed I bought in the sales, I rounded up the best of the week’s reading…

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What caught my eye this week. I continue to live out of boxes after the move – and more pertinently have no Internet as of yet – but I’m still reading and reading and reading when I’m out and about. Google blew up my ad revenue when it insisted I make Monevator and other sites [...]

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A few thoughts on the tumult in the markets from the safety of a coffee shop. (Because – oh yeah – I bought a flat!)

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A simple illustration of the benefits of a secure income in retirement, plus the rest of the week’s good reads!

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Mifid II reveals that fund charging has hidden depths, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Be mean with your investing fees, not with your advice. Plus the rest of the weeks good reads…

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Weekend reading: The toll

Are we all spending too much time thinking about money? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Know yourself as an investor in 2018, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Plenty of good reads for Christmas!

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Don’t be deluded: Most assets won’t diversify your portfolio. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Bitcoin is probably a bubble, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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A quick reminder on recency bias, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Tons of research into our economic future under various flavours of Brexit, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Signs that UK buy-to-let investors are finally cashing out, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Predicting the bond market is as hard as any other aspect of active investing. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Look for lower expense ratios not higher star ratings when picking funds, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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What investments should you buy if the robots are coming for your job? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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London property prices versus the cost of buying in South Wales, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What caught my eye this week. I enjoyed the following comprehensive map of all the biases we face when using our brains. (Click through for a high-resolution version, the link is at the top of the page you’re taken to). http://www.visualcapitalist.com/every-single-cognitive-bias/ It’s pretty clear that to err is human. And pretty amusing to remember all the [...]

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I think big investment trusts have their place, but they shouldn’t oversell their benefits compared to ETFs…

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Britain’s latest backwards steps, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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A quiet week on Monevator, but never mind because here’s a ton of stuff from across the Web to dive into!

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Many active investors say passive investing is making the market stupid. So why are they still losing to it? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Brexit is a shambles, yet on we stumble. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Some thoughts on managing the lottery of sequence of returns risk, plus the rest of the week’s best reads.

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There were no new posts on Monevator this week, but luckily the rest of the financial web kept churning out the content…

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The average Monevator reader is a Mensa level financial genius, relatively speaking. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Getting invested is more important than being perfectly invested, plus the week’s other great reads…

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*Dons retardant suit and readies fire hoses* The case for 100% inheritance tax, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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People need to start taking responsibility again for their own financial decisions, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Markets have been volatile forever, so don’t blame ETFs. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Don’t try to trade factors unless you like losing money, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Keeping fighting the fund managers, says Merryn Somerset-Webb. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Lars has a new copy of his book out, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Value shares started smacking growth about in 2016 after years of being the underdog, but in 2017 growth has got back into the ring with a bang! Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Weekend reading: May be not

A bunch of post-election analysis with a bias towards Brexit and investing in this week’s weekend reading…

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Thoughts a week before the General Election, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Our articles from this week, plus whatever else caught my eye. From Monevator We’ve another freshly laundered broker comparison table for you – Monevator Lars Kroijer makes the case for DIY financial modelling – Monevator Out of the archive-ator: How to work out which platform is cheapest for you – Monevator News Note: Some links [...]

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Boomers versus millennials versus fancy brunches, plus the rest of the weeks good reads…

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Tons of links this week but no commentary from me as I’m behind schedule. Get stuck in!

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Bonds aren’t as bad as you probably think they are, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Weekend reading: Rebooted

I’m changing how I put together Weekend Reading. Here’s why.

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Here we go again. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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The key to investing is to just keep investing: A new take. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Death to the Lifetime Allowance, cries the former Pensions Minister Ros Altman. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Weekend reading: Triggered

Britain triggers Article 50, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Two new government reports have suggested many people working today may not get the State pension until they’re 70. Plus plenty of other good reads…

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The returns of the world’s greatest investors, plus the rest of the week’s best reads…

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Budget bashing, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Why is the Nest workplace pension scheme making active bets with its investors’ money? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Buffett’s annual letter is always a treat, but there’s plenty more to read while we wait for it…

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Why I’m going to delete more off-topic comments on Monevator. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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High house prices are making some of us much poorer, relatively speaking. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Good reads from around the Web. Well here we are, one month into the year of the people Taking Back Control. Isn’t it going well everyone? In the UK the people have Taken Back Control and given it to a handful of Tory MPs. This right-wing minority of a centre-right party will now unilaterally establish how [...]

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Weekend reading: Fire in the hole

Good reads from around the Web. Last weekend we saw a graph illustrating how widely the returns from key Smart Beta investing styles varied in 2016. I argued this potential for rubbish short-to-medium term returns meant factor investing was “not easy”. Coincidentally I came across some more evidence this week in an excellent study from [...]

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Pursuing additional returns from factor investing will require tough nerves. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Some interesting tidbits on UK household wealth, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Why nearly everyone did well with their portfolios in 2016, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Good reads from around the Web. I have relished the resurgence of board games over the past decade or so. As somebody who turned over a few Monopoly boards as a kid and eventually ran out of people who would play with me, it was a second chance to be a better sport. But more [...]

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Professor David Blake from Cass Business School on the perils of active funds, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Would you sell your final salary pension scheme? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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London property prices are now so high as to almost defy rational comment. Plus the week’s good reads.

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The FCA has published a critical report of the UK asset management industry, but we think investors should be doing it for themselves. Plus the week’s good reads…

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Regime change in the markets, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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The High Court says Parliament must vote on Article 50, and the mob goes mad. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Good reads from around the Web. The US investment advisory firm Research Affiliates made headlines this week when it predicted that American savers have a 0% chance of hitting their desired 5% or greater annual returns from a standard 60/40 portfolio over the next decade. From Bloomberg: Research Affiliates’ forecasts for the stock market rely [...]

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One man’s multi-billion adventure in index funds, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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The Bank of England’s inflation target isn’t sacrosanct says its boss, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Brexit is back, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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The young get poorer, the old get richer, and property is mainly to blame. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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How to liven up your retirement spending, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Good reads from around the Web. I like to see the rich being profligate with their money. That’s because I’m pretty worried about a structural shift to increasing inequality in the West, due to everything from technology and network effects to taxation, globalization, and even shifting social mores. The relentless troops of Trustafarians launching Fintech [...]

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A thrilling question of blogging etiquette, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Brexit has been a damp squib so far. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Now passive investors are communists? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Are you in love with money? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Retiring early is not all it’s cracked up to be, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Do you have a favourite foreign personal finance and investing blog? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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A great new-to-me site, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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A long-time UK personal finance blogger has achieved financial freedom! Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Theresa May’s speedy elevation takes some tail risks off the table, but what will it mean for our finances? Plus the week’s best money and investing reads…

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Inching towards a better understanding of why we’re Leaving the EU, plus the rest of the week’s good reads.

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Brexit, Brexit everywhere, and barely time to think. Plus a few articles that weren’t about the EU Referendum…

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I’m depressed by the Brexit result and how it came to pass. Feel free to skip to the week’s good reads.

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Good reads from around the Web. I have often sung the virtues of cash, which – despite my love affair with shares – I consider the king of the asset classes. For example, I have been happy to suggest new investors start with a 50/50 cash and share portfolio, rather than bothering with bonds. And [...]

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The idea of the octogenarian Soros striding back into his family office for one last fight with the markets makes good copy, but offers little instruction to the average investor.

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Loads of links and nothing but links this Saturday…

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Why getting your asset allocation approximately right will do you fine, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Good reads from around the Web. A wildly disproportionate number of Weekend Readings have focused on market volatility. And today’s post of the week by Morgan Housel for the Motley Fool US joins this innumerable crew. Is there a more important subject in investing? Perhaps keeping fees low, perhaps compounding regular savings for the long-term [...]

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How would we pay for the useful bits of active investing if nearly everyone invested passively? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Is the sun getting too much for you? Here’s some good reading from around the Web…

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What the past might tell us about the future for shares and bonds, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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What will the robot advisers have to say at the end of the world? Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Ostensibly about retirement strategies, but really a discussion about investing philosophy. Plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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Woodford throws down the gauntlet on fees, plus the rest of the week’s good reads…

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An interview with Todd Wenning, author of Keeping Your Dividend Edge, and the week’s good online reads…

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