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The big questions

Global finance, investment and academic experts share their wisdom on some of the big investing questions.

A video shared by Close Brothers Asset Management

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Do you do it passively?

April 03, 2013
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Research shows that only a minute number of funds will ever beat the market on a sustained basis

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How easy is it to outperform the market?

July 28, 2012
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Passive investing can work for the small cap sector as well as blue chip stocks

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Does passive work for all types of investments?

July 22, 2012
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Charles Ellis on how many active funds actually manage to beat the market

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Beating the market and why active funds rarely do so

July 22, 2012
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David Booth on why the passive investment experience makes for a better lifestyle

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Passive investing: a better experience all round.

July 19, 2012
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Gus Sauter on the growth of passive investing

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The increasing popularity of passive investing

July 18, 2012
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Jasmine Birtles on why passive investing is not more popular

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Why are active funds so much more popular than passive?

July 17, 2012
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Bill McNabb on the growth potential for passive investing in the UK.

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Will passive investing become more popular in the UK?

July 15, 2012
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Dan Goldie on whether investors buy and sell shares too often

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Do investors buy and sell too often?

July 14, 2012
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Warren Buffett is a highly successful stock picker, so why aren't there lots more like him?

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Why aren't there more investors like Warren Buffett?

July 13, 2012
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How the overall costs of active investing can accumulate and impact on returns

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The hidden costs of active investing

July 11, 2012
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Why paying your fund manager more means you'll make less.

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Why you don't get what you pay for

July 10, 2012
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How passive investing helps spread risk and avoid surprises

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How does passive investing help reduce risk?

July 02, 2012
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Dan Goldie on whether people can manage without a financial adviser

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Do you need a financial adviser?

June 30, 2012
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Many fund managers choose passive investing when it comes to their own money

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Do active fund managers invest their own money in active funds?

June 29, 2012
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Video blogs

A series of regular and topical video blogs in which industry commentators, experts, academics and investors are brought together to examine the finer points of investing.

Blogs

An interview by US evidence-based investing writer Wendy Cook with the founders of sensibleinvesting.tv

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A sensible shot around the world

February 25, 2016
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After two years, 150+ videos and more than 160,000 views, there's even more to the new sensibleinvesting.tv!

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Welcome to the all-new sensibleinvesting.tv!

June 23, 2014
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One of the most striking recollections of interviewing Professor William Sharpe at his home in Carmel, California, for our documentary Passive Investing: The Evidence was his emphatic response when asked to give his golden rules for successful investing.

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Can you afford to put all your eggs in one basket?

January 16, 2014
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What's the most important lesson investors can learn from the weather? Prepare for the worst - because it inevitably will happen.

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What tornadoes can teach us about investing

May 23, 2013
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On the face of it, the abolition of commission-based payments for DIY investment platforms is excellent news for investors.

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The war on hidden charges wins another battle - but it's still progressing too slowly

May 07, 2013
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Those, like us, who’ve been watching the active versus passive investing debate unfold online these past few months will have noticed two very definite trends.

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Monkeys move in on the active vs. passive debate

April 12, 2013
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As every investor knows - or ought to - it’s best to invest for the long term.

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Taking the long term view

March 22, 2013
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Regular readers of this blog will know that we wouldn’t, under any circumstances, recommend anyone pays a professional stock-picker to buy and sell shares on their behalf.


However, if you really are determined to try to beat the market, how about hiring the services of the family pet?

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The top cat of stock-picking

January 17, 2013
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There was a feeling of déjà vu when the FTSE 100 broke through the 6000 barrier this week. We’ve been there several times since the late ‘90s and, who knows, we may well pass it on the way up and down several more times yet.

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Passive sense in exciting times

January 06, 2013
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No one likes to be average. Even the least ambitious among us aspires to be good at something.

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Aim for average

November 19, 2012
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Fads and fashions in the investing world come and go. But few would dispute that the growing popularity of passive investing and ethical investing are more than just passing trends.

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Can you be passive and ethical too?

October 23, 2012
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Focus on Emerging Markets

A look at emerging markets from an historical perspective. With Prof. Paul Marsh of the London Business School.