15th September 2017

Beware of fund tips in the media

One of the most obvious places to look for suggestions on which funds to invest in is in the national press. But no matter how compelling a case journalists make for a particular fund, there are very good reasons to … Continued

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We enjoyed a great event again at the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Golf Day, held on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.  The 2014 Ryder Cup venue was in first-class condition, and whilst neither the weather nor the golf quite … Continued

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Broadly, there are two things that prevent most people having a successful investment experience: costs and behaviour. As more and more investors are coming to realise, using index funds dramatically reduces the fees and charges you pay; compounded over decades … Continued

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Meir Statman is one of the world’s best-known experts on behavioural finance. A Professor of Finance at Santa Clara University, he attempts to understand how investors make financial decisions and how those decisions are reflected in the markets. He’s recently … Continued

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CARBON European Tour ambassador Richie Ramsay is in Hamburg for the Porsche European Open but we caught up with him to reflect on his impressive 22nd place finish at the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, which helped the top … Continued

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It was a moment that UK fund managers were dreading. In the event, the publication on 28th June of the Financial Conduct Authority’s final report on its study into competition in asset management was rather softer in tone than the … Continued

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You don’t hear market pundits waxing lyrical about the benefits of diversification. The ‘experts’ you read about in newspapers and investment magazines generally aren’t those sensibly putting their eggs in different baskets.   Instead we have an in-built bias towards … Continued

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One of the biggest attractions of having a broadly passive investment strategy is the simplicity of it. You don’t have to speculate on particular sectors or regions or constantly monitor how your portfolio is performing. The long-term market return is … Continued

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TEN years after he teed-up alongside Tiger Woods in his pomp, Carbon’s European Tour ambassador Richie Ramsay is counting down to an appearance at the 117th US Open Championship. In 2007, the Aberdonian, courtesy of being crowned US Amateur champion … Continued

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Wherever you look, there’s no shortage of advice on how to invest your money. There are far more options open to investors today than there have ever been. But don’t let the welter of choice out there distract you from … Continued

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