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The Mutual Fund Game Is Rigged In The Managers Favour

I have alluded to fees being an antithesis to performance many times over the past few years. Fees are the main reason why index funds outperforms actively managed funds. The following from famed venture capitalist Chris Sacca further cements why fees are an investors worse nightmare and that mutual funds are rigged in the managers favour. Although the comments below are to do with venture capital but it could as well be applied to mutual funds. Have a read and see whether or not you are still comfortable holding your money in a mutual fund. Chris Sacca on Fees: “This is a rigged game, right? And I’m just looking to […]


First Funds Purchased – Active Investing 4

The question of whether to invest in low cost index funds or more actively managed funds is a long standing one. Proponents of low cost index funds such as John Bogle have provided evidence to show that in the majority of cases, low cost index funds do trump their more active counterparts. And I am not one to argue against all this evidence. So why am I investing in actively managed funds? Simple, not all actively managed funds are beaten by low cost index funds. A very select number of actively managed funds have outperformed an index over a considerable period of time. As with anything in the world of […]


5 Reasons To Invest In Europe In 2015

At the beginning of the year, I wrote an article stating that the Japanese stock market will have a terrific year due to a number of fundamentals. So far, I have been correct as the Nikkei 225 Index is up 9.08% and the TOPIX is up 8.63% in the first three month of this year. My second favourite region for 2015 is definitely Europe. In specific, I expect German stocks to have a stellar year. But in this article I will talk about the Euro-zone as a whole and give reasons as to why you should invest in European Equities this year. 1) A weaker Euro should boost exports and […]


Buy Shares In Warren Buffets Berkshire Hathaway At A Discount!

Berkshire Hathaway is one of the best investment management firms in the world. Its record over the years has been second to none seeing the share price rise from $265 in1980 to $223,000 today.This is an outstanding return of about 84,050% and has made its much revered chairman Warren Buffet a billionaire in the process. Berkshire Hathaway has proved to be a great investment for many over the years and I believe it will continue to be for many years as long as mr Buffet who is considered to be the most successful investor ever stays at the hem. For many, buying into this money making machine that is Berkshire […]


Want To Get Rich The Easy Way? Start Early And Do It Slowly!

Most people are looking for a quick get rich scheme that will make them rich quickly without putting in any effort. Let me tell you something, that does not exist – unless you have a truly revolutionary business idea. For those that lack any creative flair, don’t worry, you still can get rich but it will just take a little longer. In order to get rich slowly and without putting in much effort, start investing in the stock market. Yes, with this you will need a bit of money to start of with but on the flip side, it does not require any of your time if you buy into […]


3 Of The Best Funds To Invest In For 2015! 2

  Many people are drawn towards the high returns achieved in the stock market but are not able to invest because they don’t know where to start or don’t have the time to do the required analysis. Fortunately for them, there are fund manager out there that can look after your investments for you. There is this long-standing debate that tracker funds outperform most fund-managers over the long-term. Whilst this is true, there are a select few manager out there that have consistently beat the market time-after-time. The three managers I have picked below are the are the best of the best and whom I feel are part of a select […]


Why you should invest in Japan in 2015 7

The land of the rising sun. Once an economic juggernaut that could do no wrong, the Japanese economy has taken a turn for the worse over the last two decades which has seen it slip in and out of recession for the past 20 years. The Japanese stock market has seen consistent falls in its prices over this time but now there is reason to finally be cheery. 2015 should be a good year for Japanese stocks and here are 3 reasons why. 1) Quantitative Easing (Q.E) – The Bank of Japan recently passed a bill to increase Quantitative Easing in 2015. And everyone knows what Q.E means. Q.E acts […]


The Future of Investing – 2015 and beyond!

With another year drawing to a close, it is a good time to look at how the world of making investments will change over the next year and beyond. Technological advancements have had a dramatic effect on many industries. Changes have mostly been beneficial for the consumer but one industry that has not been affected by modern technology is that of making investments. This trade has not changed in all its years as you still need to follow the same steps to making investments as you did 10 or even 20 years ago. Although you know can place an order over the internet rather than having to telephone your broker, this […]


Nutmeg: A Review of the New Way to Invest! 15

I used to be one of those people that was sceptical about opening a stocks and shares account or investing in a fund because the high fees were daunting. I had the mindset of most and kept thinking why I should pay astronomical fees even if the fund I was invested in was doing bad. Then I came across a platform called Nutmeg and I was already sold by the low fees and easy to use platform. Nutmeg was launched in 2011 and it has been branded as the new way to invest. The company has embraced technological change and made an easy to use online platform. World-renowned economist John […]


10 ways to grow your money online.

This is a list of the 10 best ways to invest your money online: 1. Peer-to-peer lending – The popularity of crowd funding websites or peer-to-peer lending has grown substantially over the last couple of years. You can use websites such as FundingCircle, Zopa and MoneyandCo to borrow money to individuals and emerging companies.  The  rates received for your money invested range between 5% and 15% depending on the risk you want to take. 2. Equity lending – Alternatively, websites like CrowdCube and VentureFounders allow you to buy equity or a stake in peoples growing businesses and thus you essentially become a shareholder and receive dividends. CrowdCube lets you invest in […]