Good reads from around the Web. Last weekend we saw a graph illustrating how widely the returns from key Smart Beta investing styles varied in 2016. I argued this potential for rubbish short-to-medium term returns meant factor investing was “not easy”. Coincidentally I came across some more evidence this week in an excellent study from […]

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You can’t get away from volatility when you invest. Even if you hold a diversified basket of different stocks or bonds through a fund such as an index tracker, over shorter periods of time the annual returns from the different asset classes can really vary. The following graphic shows the range of annual real returns1 […]

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