Tag Archives: Costs

How to cut investment costs – and what bits to keep

Investors might be surprised at how big an impact expenses can have in the long term, and how much is still hidden. Yet there are ways to cut costs, as well as some apparent savings that are likely to be a false economy. “Do costs matter?” might look a simple question, but is often confused […]

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Goals based investing; simple portfolio structures and rebalancing

How should risk-averse investors approach stock-market investment? Recent research gives some useful tips. My article in the Herald looks at some advice. Clear thinking is needed at the outset about what an investment is trying to achieve. Trading too much and reducing stock market exposure at the wrong time can materially damage long-term returns. Investors […]

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