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Warren Buffett to heirs: Put my estate in index funds

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Posted by Mitch Tuchman, MarketWatch

on Friday, 16 October 2015 14:25

WarrenIf you follow the career of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, you likely have kept up on the succession chatter of late.

After all, Buffet is 83 now. Sooner or later, someone will take the reins at his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, and that person will pick up the mantle of his amazing performance over the years.

They will be tough shoes to fill. Buffett racked up nearly a 20% annualized return through 2012 from 1965, turning a foundering textile mill into a holding company for ventures that span the globe and run the gamut from consumer goods and newspapers to industrial giants and railroads.... CLICK HERE for the complete article


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Sooner or later - you will need a financial advisor

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Posted by Paul Philip

on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:22

how to find an advisor2The nature of investment advice has changed substantially in recent years. Advances in information access have eliminated the need for someone to "find" good investments. Managing risk, managing costs, taking a holistic approach and sharing common investment goals have become more critical... CLICK HERE to watch the complete video

The Evidence-Based Investor Video series is a service provided by Paul Philip and the team at Financial Wealth Builders Securities


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It’s Time to Start Making Money in Currencies Again

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Posted by JR Crooks via Uncommon Wisdom

on Monday, 12 October 2015 07:39

2019 1Just eight or nine years ago, currencies were the hot-ticket item in the investment world. That was when central bank easy-money policies helped investors realize (and exploit) the interconnectedness of global economies and financial markets.

It was also pretty easy to bet against the U.S. dollar, too.

But then the financial crisis hit.

Then the greenback became the recipient of safe-haven capital flows. At the same time, emerging-market currencies, commodity dollars and the more-popular-than-ever euro were hung out to dry.

Just like that, the currency game got real.

Investors Cash out of the Currency Game

Newbies hadn’t realized the intricacies of the foreign exchange market. Their orientation was made painful by the financial crisis, and investors quickly lost their appetite for currency investments.



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Paul Philip on Strategic Index Investing

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Posted by Jonathan Chevreau

on Friday, 09 October 2015 11:39

paulphilipIn the Q&A below, Peter Grandich asks Paul about his (that is, Paul’s) conversion from a belief in active security selection to strategic indexing via the index mutual funds of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA).

Yes, mutual funds, not ETFs. As you will see in the interview, the pair certainly sing the praises of this “best-kept secret” ... CLICK HERE to read the complete article


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Don't assume performance is based on skill

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Posted by Paul Philip

on Monday, 05 October 2015 13:08

fwb tvInvestors overestimate the importance of skill and underestimate the roll of random chance in investment returns. That's the key finding of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Mannheim, in Germany. The study, entitled "Fooled by Randomness, Investor Perception of Fund Manager Skill" offers amazing insights into the nature of investing performance.... CLICK HERE to watch the video.

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