The art of passive investing is famously so boring, some practitioners gamble with a slice of their assets in order to stop themselves running amok in the sweetie shop. They seek kicks like accountants who go planking on police cars at the weekends. It’s a risky business with a high chance of coming a cropper. […]

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For various reasons, I don’t write much about my active investing these days on Monevator. One reason is we’ve found our niche explaining why you should ignore 90% of what’s written about investing in the popular press and instead invest passively. In that light it’s no fun having to re-explain my antics to people who […]

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Investors with relatively small portfolios should always rebalance with new contributions where possible to avoid having their wealth whittled away by trading costs. Most rebalancing advice suggests: Sell out-performing assets. Sink the proceeds into under-performers. But this can mean paying a double-dose of broker’s dealing fees: once to sell and once to buy for every […]

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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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