Investing

What can I invest in?

Another one of the questions I’m often asked about investing is, “What can I invest in? Like, what’s it even possible for me to buy?” It’s surprising to find that many people (or maybe just the people I know), don’t know what they’re able to invest in. A good place to start when answering this …

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Am I ready to invest?

In contrast to the “How much do I need to start investing?” question, the “Am I ready to invest?” question is one I don’t get asked as often as I should do. To preface this post, I should note that I’m not a financial advisor (I’m an investment manager), and per the disclaimer at the …

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How much do I need to start investing?

This is probably the question I get asked more than any other. There seems to be a perception (especially amongst younger people) that investing is only for well-off people in their 40s or 50s, who have their own dedicated and reassuringly expensive investment manager who wouldn’t take your cash unless you had 6 figures to …

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Problems with smart beta – part 7.2: Factors work better in small caps

This is the second post in a mini-series on how factor returns from academia can be different to those from smart beta investing. For the previous post on how long only smart beta exposure compares to long/short factor exposure, click here. A sad truth for investors is that size really does matter. But contrary to …

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