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10-year retrospective: Commodities – the lost asset class

This post is one of a series looking at returns in the decade after the financial crisis. Commodities were hot in the early noughties. Prices boomed, they became easily accessible through the invention of Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs), and the broad commodities story was amazing: Long-term returns approaching equities. Low to zero correlation with equities and bonds. […]

Weekend reading: The on the cusp of a deal so let’s not jinx it by saying anything edition

Early posting again this week, but there's still a ton of links to get stuck into...

10-year retrospective: Investing in the future with specialist funds

You could bet on the future with index-tracking ETFs even back in Ye Olden days of 2009. How did it work out?

How to get a 14% return from RateSetter

Good news! RateSetter has brought back its £100 bonus for investors who put away just £1,000 for a year. To get the bonus, follow my links to RateSetter in this article. I will also be paid a bonus by RateSetter if you sign up via one of these ‘refer a friend’ links to claim your […]

The Slow and Steady passive portfolio update: Q3 2019

The market spins from month to month but our Slow & Steady passive portfolio has still managed to end the quarter a few percentage points up.

Weekend reading: See what we spend with this visualization tool

A new tool makes it easy to see how (little) it costs us directly to be in the EU, plus the rest of the week's reads…

Dividend Growth Investor

Four Dividend Paying Companies For Further Research

For this week’s review of notable dividend increases, I have included four companies which raised distributions last week. Each company has a ten-year track record of annual dividend increases. I believe that each of these companies is worth researching further. I find at least a few of them to be attractively valued today too. My reviews include comparisons of the recent dividend increases...

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The Initial Grind Is The Hardest

I started my website almost twelve years ago. During that time I shared my process of looking for and analyzing companies. I discussed my strategy in detail, delved into topics such as building and monitoring a portfolio. I have discussed resources I use, books I have read, and investors who have inspired me. Last year, I decided to put all of this information to practical use in real time, and...

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Four Dividend Growth Stocks Rewarding Shareholders With A Raise

I have long subscribed to the theory that buy and hold means buy and monitor. Dividend investors should continue monitoring their holdings after an initial investment. They should also monitor the dividend investing universe fin order to keep informed of notable company developments. It is helpful to observe dividend growth in action, in order to identify new companies for further research. I...

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Money Bulldog

Which Is the Cheapest Mobile Card Reader in the UK?

In the past, it used to be quite expensive to set your business up with a card terminal or machine. This meant that many small businesses had to survive without them, often passing up potential sales as a result.  These days, though, it has become much cheaper and simpler to take mobile payments via a

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Netflix Vs Amazon Prime – Which would you ditch?

I don’t know about you but every now and then I like to review the monthly subscriptions I have going out of my bank account. I find it helps me to check if there are any areas where I can make savings. It’s amazing how easy it is to sign up for a free trial

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Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance Review

In this Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance review, we’ll be taking a closer look at what the company has to offer you in the area of travel insurance. We look at the kind of travel policies Sainsbury’s offer, checking what comes as standard with the policy and what you need to pay extra for. We’ll also look

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