What caught my eye this week. Passive investing is a solved problem. Invest regularly into index funds or their ETF equivalents, allow your money to compound for 30 years, and then enjoy the fruits of the market’s return by spending down your portfolio in your later years. Sorted. Next! Well maybe. It’s been hundreds of […]

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Let’s say you have £10,000. There’s no rule that says you have to invest it. In fact, many people would spend it! Why not put it under the mattress, and leave it for a rainy day? One word: Inflation. Take a look at this graph: This graph shows how what you can buy with £10,000 […]

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What caught my eye this week. I always stress to friends who know of my investing obsession that – from the position of pure cost-benefit analysis – my stockpicking has been an unproductive waste of time. Me and The Accumulator thrashed this out in debate years ago. I invest actively for the fun and challenge, […]

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Sign-up to Freetrade via this link and we can both get a free share worth between £3 and £200. Whether you’re one of the nearly 200,000 people who’ve signed up to Freetrade’s commission free trading app and are excited about the money making possibilities ahead – or you’re looking for an online trading alternative to Robin […]

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Some Monevator readers question why they should bother owning bonds in their portfolio when they can earn higher yields with cash. They make a good point. A competitive three-year fixed rate savings account bags you a 1.3% interest rate right now. Whup-whup! Think that’s overenthusiastic? Well, a rate of 1.3% is positively Epicurean compared to […]

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