John Stepek explains how investors often suffer from “home bias”, how it affects returns, and how to counter it.
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There is an adage that “as January goes, so does the year”. But data shows January’s market performance doesn’t actually have predictive power.
Companies that spend heavily on research and development (R&D) greatly improve their long-term odds. Dr Mike Tubbs explains what to look out for – and what to buy now.
Active fund managers are excellent at buying stocks. But when it comes to sell, a monkey could make better decisions. John Stepek explains what investors can learn from this.
If people are determined to commit fraud, there is probably not much we can realistically do to stop them, says Tim Price. But there are certain steps we can take to minimise the risk.
Making the effort to move your money from your financial provider’s default settings could make you significantly better off, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Most of the funds promising to protect investors from volatile stockmarkets have produced dismal returns, says Max King.