By: Robin Powell

Worrying about the markets achieves nothing

For whatever reason, stock markets often go on a bit of a winning streak in the run-up to Christmas. But it’s…

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Read these 6 books to learn all you need to know about investing

It’s almost that time of year when thoughts turn to resolutions for the 12 months ahead. Financial resolutions are always among…

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Don’t be fooled by conviction

All sorts of possible cures have been suggested for the ills of active fund management. Cutting fees is surely the most…

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Following the herd is a false comfort

Traditionally, behavioural finance has focused on biases. Every propensity we have as investors to act irrationally has had a label attached…

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A business you really do want to own shares in

Think of investing, and most people think of the financial market. They think of share prices going up and down, bull…

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The real reason behind these indexing scare stories

We’re being bombarded on almost a daily basis by negative stories about the rise of low-cost passive investing. These are the…

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When markets wobble, sit tight

“What to do when the market goes down? Read the opinions of the investment gurus and laugh. We all know the…

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Fund trustees: Why not join us in London on 17th October?

There are just a few days to go until our free breakfast seminar, Evidence-Based Investing for Trustees, at the Amba Hotel…

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Don’t stray beyond your circle of competence

Many of the decisions that investors typically make are way beyond their circle of competence. That’s the view of GREG DAVIES,…

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Trustees need a ‘critical friend’

Places are filling for up for our very first evidence-based investing seminar for trustees, which we’re holding in Cheltenham on Wednesday…

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Tempted to quit stocks over Brexit? Here are ten reasons not to

We live in interesting times. At the time of writing, no one seems to have a clue what’s happening with Brexit….

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Why investors hate losing money

Nearly 40 years ago, two psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, came up with a theory that became one of the…

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EBI for Trustees: Book your place now

RockWealth is pleased to announce that we’re holding two breakfast seminars in October, entitled Evidence-Based Investing for Trustees. We’re going to…

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Why I won’t pay for active management — Oxford economist Bent Flyvbjerg

A big problem for many investors is their overconfidence. They have unrealistic expectations about their own abilities at picking stocks and…

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Why it’s even harder for active investors to maintain their discipline

Fund house marketers know just the right buttons to press and when to press them. This is not to judge them…

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Oxford professor: Compensation for asset managers is “legalised robbery”

One of the fundamental drawbacks with active fund management is that any proceeds from it generally accrue to the active managers…

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Why passive investing is positively good for corporate governance

As an advocate of passive investing, I’ve become a little cynical about all the scare stories surrounding index funds in recent…

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Are shares or property the better bet?

An Englishman’s home is his castle, the saying goes. But in truth, the Scots, Welsh and Irish are just as keen…

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Beating the market is very hard to do

There are some things in life which are much more difficult to do than you think. Beating the stock market is…

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It pays to be grateful

It was during the Crimean War that Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, first rose to prominence. She was then…

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Can you really stomach the risk you’re taking?

The intellectual argument between evidence-based investing and the big fund  management companies is an embarrassingly uneven contest. They have their in-house…

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Investing isn’t easy. That’s why you should have an adviser

I’m often asked whether people actually need to use a financial adviser. The simple answer, strictly speaking, is no. But it…

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What RockWealth clients value most

According to a new survey, only ten per cent of Britons currently have a financial adviser. Aegon polled more than 900…

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Climate change, fund management and the suppression of evidence

I finally got round to watching Before the Flood the other day. For those who aren’t aware, it’s a documentary film…

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Half of fund managers perform better on holiday

With active fund management in crisis, the financial media is teeming with suggestions as to how to rescue it. Indeed I’ve…

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How to invest ethically

There has been a huge growth in interest in recent years in ethical investing. Ethical investors want to see a good…

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The wisdom of Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is generally recognised as the most successful, and highly respected, investor in the world. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, has…

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Glaciers move faster than the UK fund industry

It can be very frustrating for those, like me, who’ve been campaigning for improvements to the UK fund industry, to see…

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What’s the best way to plan your retirement spending?

As any experienced mountaineer will tell you, there’s more to climbing a mountain than getting to the top. Statistically, there are…

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What’s a journalist doing at a financial planning firm?

This is such an exciting moment for me — the start of my very first post for the RockWealth blog, having just…

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