All articles about Passive Investing
20 years in retrospect: What would be the value of my portfolio today?

20 years in retrospect: What would be the value of my portfolio today?

How did a simple stock-bond portfolio develop in the past 20 years? Let’s just imagine that you already had access to cost-effective ETFs and you had invested in a long-term Buy & Hold Portfolio 20 years back.
 
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Portfolio rebalancing: why it makes sense

Portfolio rebalancing: why it makes sense

To be a successful investor you should buy low and sell high, and rebalancing enables you to do exactly that.
 
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The proof that active managers can't beat the market

The proof that active managers can't beat the market

The SPIVA scorecard shows that active management is a bad bet.
 
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Why time is all-important when investing

Why time is all-important when investing

Your investing results can be dramatically influenced by the length of time you’re in the market. A few key concepts explain why.
 
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The importance of asset allocation and diversification

The importance of asset allocation and diversification

Diversification is famously known as the only free lunch in investing for good reason.
 
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Passive versus Active Investing

Passive versus Active Investing

ETFs are most often associated with passive index-tracking strategies, but they have a role to play for active investors trying to beat the market, too.
 
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ETF Portfolio Investing Made Simple

ETF Portfolio Investing Made Simple

Ever more people are taking charge of their financial futures – to invest for their later years, exploit the new pension freedoms, or simply to grow their wealth to keep up with rising house prices, school fees, and the like. With cash interest barely beating inflation that means investing in shares and bonds.
 
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Investing in stock markets: What is actually a stock market index?

Investing in stock markets: What is actually a stock market index?

Have you ever stopped to wonder what an ETF is actually tracking when it follows a particular index? Let's take a look deeper into the past and present of the stock market for answers.
 
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An introduction to the main asset classes for ETF investors

An introduction to the main asset classes for ETF investors

Stock markets make all the headlines, but equities are not the only asset class – and ETFs enable you to construct a diversified portfolio of different kinds of assets more cheaply and easily than ever.
 
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