Don’t hold your breath waiting for a perpetual motion machine. According to the first law of thermodynamics, energy cannot be created or destroyed, but only be transformed from one form to another.1 Many scientists – and more than a few frauds – have claimed over the centuries that they can beat the law of the […]

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Remember the rules of thumb that advise shrinking your equity allocation as you age in retirement? Well, a radical paper from two US retirement research experts, Wade Pfau and Michael Kitches, threatens to turn that advice on its head. Their research suggests that investors may actually be better off increasing equity exposure during retirement. In […]

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The following is a guest post from an industry expert who prefers to remain anonymous in sharing these insider tips with us. While I’m still not exactly crying tears for big name fund managers, it does shed extra light on the hurdles faced by small, innovative entrants who want to bring us new funds. After […]

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Bonds, huh! Yeah. What are they good for? Absolutely nuth– hang on, that’s not quite right. Despite the exciting Bond Crash Apocalypse Now scenarios available from your local financial media outlet or multiplex cinema, bonds still have a place in the portfolio of any investor whose risk profile questionnaire doesn’t bear the name “Indiana Jones”. […]

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