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25/05/202025 mins

[Podcast] Thinking differently from the investor crowd, with Alasdair McKinnon

In this Informed Choice Radio episode, Martin Bamford interviewed our Manager Alasdair McKinnon about contrarian investing and what it means to think differently from the crowd, a trait that has become even more relevant recently. In this podcast, Alasdair also talks about how investment cycles repeat themselves, then explains why investing with index tracker funds often means buying overvalued companies, further covering the risks associated with this passive investing approach when he talks about the changing fortunes of Japan over the years. Finally, Alasdair shares the three key factors he looks for when buying an out of favour stock.

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This podcast was recorded and first published in May 2019.

Please remember that past performance may not be repeated and is not a guide for future performance. The value of shares and the income from them can go down as well as up as a result of market and currency fluctuations. You may not get back the amount you invest.

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