Your Portfolio Is Broken: Who's to Blame and How to Fix It by Chris TurnbullYour Portfolio Is Broken: Who's to Blame and How to Fix It by Chris Turnbull

Your Portfolio Is Broken: Who's to Blame and How to Fix It

byChris Turnbull

Paperback | June 1, 2013

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Your Portfolio Is Broken: Who’s to Blame and How to Fix It is intended to help frustrated investors identify problems with traditional approaches to investing and to offer a modern, simpler solution.<_o3a_p>

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If you’re an investor, chances are you feel frustrated…maybe a little afraid. Perhaps you feel the investment industry has let you down. How many “attractive” mutual funds, “promising” stock recommendations, and “good ideas” have you sampled from bankers, brokers, and TV big-talkers? After all of your effort and all the recommendations from all the people who are supposed to know…what did you really get, besides frustrated?<_o3a_p>

The investment industry sells products and predictions. Investment professionals present themselves as faster and smarter investors whose acumen will generate market-beating results for investors.<_o3a_p>

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Your Portfolio Is Broken: Who’s to Blame and How to Fix It calmly debunks the claims of the investment industry. In fact, beating the market is rare, and an emphasis on good consumer and investor practices – controlling what you can control – is more effective in addressing the issues causing poor portfolio performance versus more products or more predictions.<_o3a_p>

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Now is the time for a change. After 13 years of debate, Canadian security regulators have begun a multi year rollout of reforms specifically aimed at correcting the knowledge imbalance between investors and the industry after repeated surveys showed that Canadians did not know how much their investments cost or how their advisor is compensated. The first of these reforms, effective July 15, 2013 requires “Enhanced Disclosure” to new investors. Further reforms are scheduled for 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Chris Turnbull is a portfolio manager at The Index House, a private counsel portfolio management firm. Chris gives presentations regularly on aspects of the prudent investor rule and good consumer and investor practices. The Index House aims to simplify the investment process such that clients make better decisions and get better resul...
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Title:Your Portfolio Is Broken: Who's to Blame and How to Fix ItFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2013Publisher:ConsignmentLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0991988108

ISBN - 13:9780991988105

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Globe and Mail: Three Good Investment Books You've Probably Never Heard Of....Andrew Hallam, is the index investor for Globe Investor’s Strategy Lab Three great guides on this side of the border are Chris Turnbull’s Your Portfolio is Broken: Who’s To Blame And How To Fix It; Keith Matthews’ The Empowered Investor; and Dan Bortolotti’s MoneySense Guide To the Perfect Portfolio. They have plenty in common. Each author says guessing the direction of the stock market is impossible. They also say you shouldn’t try picking your own stocks or actively managed mutual funds. Nor should you hire anyone else to do this for you. Building a diversified portfolio of index funds, they say, makes much more sense. Indexes are cheaper than actively managed funds. So they earn higher returns. Mr. Turnbull says it’s comforting to think that somebody has the inside track on where the markets areheaded, or what stocks or funds are best positioned for the future. But nobody does.
Date published: 2015-01-29