When The Accumulator opened his Investing Confession Booth a few years ago, I didn’t know where to look. Having started my investing journey as a more or less passive investor, I’ve sinned, sinned, and sinned again. Still, it’s all relative. My active investing exploits make sense to me, and whether or not they’d find my […]

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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:watch full movie Bypass 2017 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 […]

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