How We Beat the Market

With Warren Buffett’s wisdom as our guide, we’ve beaten the pants of most mutual funds with our investment club.

In this article, I share our successes–while showing you how to avoid the failures we’ve had.  Surprisingly, a high degree of common sense can help you beat the professionals at their own game.   This is one way to do it:

MoneySense Magazine – November 2008

How We Beat the Market


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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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  2. The Rat says:

    Great article. I remember reading this one back when it was first published, and it's great to give it another read. It's a breath of fresh air when I read it now as it was when I first came across it in my MoneySense mag at home.

  3. Andrew Hallam says:

    Hey–I'm glad you liked the article Rat. You're a very good writer; have you ever thought of writing magazine articles or a book? As a young retiree, you'd have a great story to share.

  4. I like your club's investment philosophy. It's taken me a while to get to a point where I don't get rattled when the market goes down, it's just another opportunity.

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