Passive investing part 6: historical returns – bonds and real estate

This is part 6 of my posts on passive investing for Europe based investors. This post will wrap up overview of historical returns. After discussing equities in part 5, I will wrap up the overview of historical returns with overview of returns for bonds and real estate. Bonds Bonds are assets with pre-defined payoff (coupon paid, […]

Passive investing part 3: crowding, forecasting and (lack of) emotions

The third post of my series of articles focused on passive investing for Europe based investors, I will continue on the topic of why passive investing can be positive for your investment performance even before lower fees are taken into account. Passive approach allows you to avoid hypes and fads Maybe one of the most […]

Passive investing part 2: diversification

In this second post of my series of articles focused on passive investing for Europe based investors, I would like to explain why passive investing makes sense as a strategy for an individual investor not only from costs perspective but also from returns perspective. In particular I will write about the impact of diversification. Diversification […]

EU listed ETFs and how to find them

As assets managed by US based Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) hit $4tn, it’s fair to say that passive investing has become mainstream due to fairly acceptable reasons: easy to access low fees similar returns to actively managed portfolios (at least in equities) Now the third point might be up for a discussion from both directions […]