Investors, and indeed financial professionals and commentators, are often confused by the fact that Vanguard provides actively-managed funds. Vanguard is, of course, virtually synonymous with passive investing. It was Vanguard’s founder, Jack Bogle, who launched the first index fund for … Continued

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CARBON’S European Tour ambassador Richie Ramsay will have Scotland cheering him on when he tees up at the US Open which begins at historic Shinnecock Hills on Long Island on Thursday. The Edinburgh-based professional qualified for the second year in … Continued

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A Carbon Financial Partners team led the field to claim the honours at the annual Bill McLaren Foundation Golf Day held at sun-kissed Blairgowrie Golf Club. The Foundation established to support grassroots rugby and other sports in memory of the … Continued

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Of all the behavioural biases that stop investors achieving the best results, one of the most damaging is optimism bias. A closely related issue is overconfidence, which again can be very detrimental. Lisa Bortolotti is a Professor of Philosophy at … Continued

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RICHIE Ramsay has long forgotten how many golf courses he has played around the world as an amateur and long-time member of the European Tour. We invited him to list his top three favourites. It was a tough task but … Continued

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Interest in ethical investing has grown significantly over the last few years. Ethical investors want to see a good financial return, but they also want to invest in a way that, in some small way, helps to make the world … Continued

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BLAIRGOWRIE Golf Club hosted a new, high profile junior golf tournament on the Scottish calendar. The team at Carbon Financial Partners were delighted to play our part in the success of the inaugural event. The three-day “Barrie Douglas Scottish Junior … Continued

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Let’s face it, bonds are a pretty boring asset class. The stock market is far more exciting. It’s where the biggest returns are found and the real money is made. It’s also what the financial media tends to focus on. … Continued

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Having someone challenge what we say can be an uncomfortable experience. But sometimes it’s exactly what we need. Working with a financial planner is a good example. Financial planners are not there just to carry out your instructions; it’s their … Continued

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As well as organising more relaxed rides, the Carbon Social Cycle Club is, this year, organising a couple of more challenging trips for the experienced/foolhardy cyclist. The most challenging is a coast to coast ride from Mallaig to Aberdeen over … Continued

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