This week’s episode of The Asia Report was inspired by Vox’s article “Donald Trump isn’t rich because he’s a great investor. He’s rich because his dad was rich.

Now, I don’t support Trump or his politics but I found the entire premise of the article faulty.

Still, it made me think about the general idea of index investing, and how it’s generally touted as the ideal solution for investors who don’t want to invest in mutual funds.

I’ve had my doubts and reservation about this recently. In the podcast, I also talk about…

Whether Donald Trump be even richer if he had just invested his inherited wealth in index funds?

The problem with back-tested strategies.

Why index investing doesn’t work most of the time.

How the author of “What Works on Wall Street” gave up on his own strategies and sold his funds off!