Should You Invest 100% In Equities?

February 26, 2024 Raph Antoine

We live in extraordinary times. Just a decade ago, the mere idea of launching a website like ours, rooted in evidence-based investing, would seem far-fetched due to a general disinterest. Today, academic insights like the recent paper ‘Beyond the Status Quo: A Critical Assessment of Lifecycle Investment Advice’ by Scott Cederburg, Michael O’Doherty, and Aizhan Anarkulova, which challenges traditional asset allocation are not just noted – they’re often implemented by individual investors.

Broker Review Methodology

February 15, 2024 Raph Antoine

When choosing a broker, investors face a myriad of considerations, from safety measures to fee structures and beyond. takes a unique approach to broker comparison, designed with the discerning investor in mind. Here’s how we guide you through making an informed decision.

DEGIRO Review: A Transparent Leader In Low-Cost Investing

February 15, 2024 Francesca

If you’re looking for a low-cost broker, and don’t mind paying marginally more than with its competitors, DEGIRO is a very good choice. The advantage? You invest your money with a more transparent broker than most VC-funded direct competitors that have just a few years of track record.

Live and Let Buy: Which Bonds For Your Objectives?

February 14, 2024 Raph Antoine

Whether you are investing for the Short or Long Term, Bonds are a key component in a portfolio.

Today, we’ll cut through the noise and spotlight the bond categories we’ll unravel in this guide. We also go through bonds you may want to avoid to accomplish your goals. Let’s dive in!

Interactive Brokers Review: Insights From Hundreds Of Investors

February 13, 2024 Raph Antoine

For most individual investors, Interactive Brokers is simply one of the best platforms. While beginners might find its interface and features complex, the platform is a treasure trove for those willing to scale the learning curve.  It is suitable for most passive investors. Very competitive ETF trading commissions and FX rates, no ongoing platform fees along with family subaccounts and monthly standing orders largely justify opening an account. 

Safe vs Cheap: Finding Your Broker Tribe

February 9, 2024 Raph Antoine

Brokers are usually bucketed together by comparison sites, that don’t have an in-depth knowledge of trade-offs related to fees, transparency and counterparty exposure. Most of the websites are also conflicted, often promoting brokers with the highest-earning commissions.

We take a more rigorous angle. How would a wise long-term investor categorise them?

Here is what you need to know about the 5 Key Broker Categories in Europe and the UK. These categories give you a mental model of how to think about brokers, but some of them may not fit in neatly, and availability in your country may also impact your choice.