Category Archive: Andrew’s Articles

Jan 27 2015

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Why It Keeps Getting Tougher To Beat Index Funds

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Investment writer and researcher, Larry Swedroe, has a new book out.   He explains why it keeps getting tougher to beat index funds.   Image courtesy of pixabay.com Read my article at AssetBuilder.com    

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Jan 23 2015

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Why Traveling In Mexico Is Both Safe And Great

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OK, if you read U.S. headlines, you wouldn’t visit Mexico. I get that.  The media smears Mexico.  It’s like reporting on Jennifer Lopez’s looks, but focusing on a wart she might have on one of her toes.  No image or talk of her lovely face and body. If you think Mexico is dangerous, let me …

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Jan 20 2015

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Why Canada’s Mutual Fund Managers Could Simply Be Bummed

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Canada’s mutual fund managers could be depressed.  And why wouldn’t they be? The money they manage gets throttled by index funds.  Psychologically, how could this affect their day to day work?   Image courtesy of pixabay.com I explain it, in my latest Globe and Mail article.

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Jan 15 2015

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An Index-Beating Strategy For Fearless Dividend Investors

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 Twenty-five years ago, Michael O’Higgins began to write a book. The Miami-based money manager wanted to share something simple: an investment strategy that he had used since 1978. The strategy took just 15 minutes a year. But Mr. O’Higgins said it would beat the market. He completed the book in 1990. Titled Beating the Dow, it began to …

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Jan 14 2015

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Five Big Perks To Living And Working in the U.S.A.

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Many say that America is no longer the land of opportunity.  Times have changed. Years ago, the new world offered what old Europe didn’t. Land cost less.  People could make more money.  Feeding and raising a family was supposed to be easier. Much has changed since boatloads of starry-eyed immigrants followed the first settlers. But …

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Jan 07 2015

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What International Teachers And Administrators Need To Know About Investing

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    Robert Landau knows a thing or two about teaching. He has worked overseas for four decades.  He has spent the past 25 years working as a school superintendent in Switzerland, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, China, Cambodia, and Singapore. But there’s one thing that bugs him.  A lot.  “Many schools allow investment ‘salesmen’ through …

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Dec 30 2014

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Three Questions That Bruise The Small Cap Performance Myth

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Most of us believe that small stocks outperform large stocks.  Studies agree. But were those studies correct?  Perhaps not.    Read the latest in my AssetBuilder column  

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Dec 23 2014

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How Non-Americans Might Have To Pay U.S. Estate Taxes

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  Are you a non-American expat who owns shares in Apple, Google, Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson or a U.S. index? If the answer is yes, your heirs might have to pay U.S. Estate Taxes when you die.  You’ve never stepped foot on U.S. soil? That doesn’t matter.   It’s important Image courtesy of pixabay.com Please …

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