Good reads from around the Web. One of the hardest things to explain to a new investor is the benefit of rebalancing asset allocations. Until you’ve had the “aha!” moment, it can seem like madness to reduce your holdings of investments that are doing well, to buy stuff that’s losing you money. And then, once […]

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Question: What’s worse than putting your money into an active fund that charges high fees? Answer: Putting your money into an active fund that charges high fees, but that to a large extent holds the same shares as its benchmark index. Such funds are known as closet indexers, and a new report by wealth manager SCM […]

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For a brief moment I felt the joy of clearing my mortgage early. Now I have some explaining to do: because I’m not going to pay it off after all. I have the opportunity. I own the full amount of my mortgage in cash and index trackers – split 50:50. The simple thing to do […]

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Good reads from around the Web. Anyone who gets all their financial information from Monevator – hi mum! – won’t know that the US Federal Reserve decided not to dial back QE3 this week. I didn’t write a post about it beforehand. I didn’t write a post about it afterwards. I haven’t even included articles […]

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