Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Is Your Financial Adviser Making Money Off Your Bad Investments?

New York Times, September 29th, 2015, Lily Batchelder & Jared Bernstein

Despite numerous opponents, US administration is trying very hard to push forward a new rule whereby any financial advisor would have to disclose any commissions earned from any financial service providers for recommending/investing in their product. This is to reduce conflict of interest and ensure that middle class families receive appropriate financial advice for their savings and retirements funds.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

How to Win the Loser's Game

Sensible Investing, August 27th,2015

Most of what we see and hear about how to invest comes from either the fund industry or the financial media - both of which have their own agendas. This landmark documentary is an attempt to redress the balance.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Why Investing Is So Complicated, and How to Make It Simpler

New York Times, July 11, 2015, Sendhil Mullainathan

A recent survey showed that people will seek advice to change oil of their car but not to manage their investments. Because investing is so complicated some choose not to do anything. This behavior is as bad as choosing the wrong investments.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Money Myths

Presented by Portfolio chekUP, Tony Robbins, 8th June 2015

From Tony Robbins :"The investment advice Warren Buffett gave LeBron James – and how it applies to you."

The investment advice Warren Buffett gave LeBron James – and how it applies to you.
Posted by Tony Robbins on lundi 8 juin 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Investment : Vanguard's commanding position

Financial Times, May 27th, 2015, Stephen Foley

Over the last 20 years, Vanguard’s funds grew to become the largest funds on the markets.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

How Many Mutual Funds Routinely Rout the Market? Zero

The New York Times, March 14th 2015, Jeff Sommer

One more study that shows that very few managers outperform the market even in bull period. And that it is impossible to identify them in advance. Investors are better off buying index fund and hold on to them.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The active fund management model is not fit for purpose

Financial Times, February 20th 2015, John Authers

Despite practical results, active managers still believe that they can outsmart the markets. John Authers discuss the ongoing debate of active management versus passive.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Warren Buffett adds to his lead in $1 million hedge-fund bet

Fortune, February 3rd 2015, Carol J. Loomis

In 2008, Warren Buffett bet that a S&P 500 index fund will over perform hedge funds over a period of 10 years. Seven years into the race, the Vanguard’s 500 index fund is up 63.5% against 19.6% for the hedge funds. The bet will have at least one winner as the $1M bet will go to charity.

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