Index Investing

Long term perspective on short term volatility

Every now and then, unexpected events can take people by surprise. That happened recently with the UK’s EU referendum, and it caused a flurry of activity across world markets. Short term volatility can make investing in shares uncomfortable, but that discomfort comes with the territory and it’s important to keep it in perspective. We manage […]


Index Funds: Award winning documentary

The 12 step Recovery Programme for Active Investors is a documentary film that highlights what works in investing and what doesn’t. The film was produced and made in the United States by Mark Hebner, but there is overwhelming evidence that the fundamental lessons underpinning this documentary are transatlantic and should be followed by all UK […]


Avoiding rush-hour traffic

The last business day of May is among the busiest for share traders around the world. It is one of the days that MSCI, a large index provider, re-balances many of its indices; restating the companies it believes to be representative of a particular market. For investors who track one of MSCI’s indices, this is […]


Video – Power of the Markets

The Stock Market explained This short, easy to watch video explains how stock prices are set and change based on the collective knowledge of buyers and sellers.   Armed with this information, investors can be more confident about the power of the financial markets. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Invest more successfully Once you understand […]


Info Graphic: World Stock Market Performance and the Media

This info graphic takes a look at how, despite the doom, gloom and media speculation, economics, politics and hyperbole tend to have little effect on the way investment markets see the world. The moral?  Ignore the media “noise” and stay disciplined in your investment strategy. Click the image to enlarge


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