Global Investment Indexes outnumber Mongolians – what does this mean for monitoring your investments?

Over the last ten years, the number of ‘index’ products has ballooned. An index, an artificially constructed conglomeration of shares that can be used as a benchmark for investing. ETF’s (Exchange Traded Fund) are a financial solution which invest peoples funds in a way that replicates indexes, there are currently 5,300 of these funds worldwide.…

Why?

At a recent conference, one of the key note speakers was Carl Richards.  You probably won’t have heard of him (we hadn’t), but he has a weekly column in The New York Times – it is titled ‘The Sketch Guy’. He used to be a financial planner, and found himself drawing this little sketches to…