All the evidence points to the humble index fund being the most appropriate investment vehicle. And there are few advocates of indexing as staunch as Warren Buffett - the most famous active stock picker of all.
Spreading your risk across different regions and asset classes remains a crucial part of successful investing. Part 5 examines Modern Portfolio Theory and the common factors that drive market returns.
In search of a better way to invest, we travel to Paris and Chicago to examine the work of Professor Eugene Fama and French mathematician Louis Bachelier.
Complete 54 minute documentary on passive investing
Do fund managers really beat the market?
John Bogle on words of wisdom he received early on in his career
Most of what we see and hear about how to invest comes from either the fund industry or the financial media - both of which have their own agendas. Nine months in the making, this landmark documentary is an attempt to redress the balance.
The growing popularity in the UK of passive investing
Part four of an eight part series
Part 3 of this documentary on evidence-based investing looks at the dismal performance record of actively managed funds.
Collectables such as beautiful art, fine wine and classic cars have an aesthetic value, but how do they fare as investments?
In part 2 of this landmark documentary, we focus on the cost of investing.