The Tell: 4 tips that may give investors a shot at beating the S&P 500

Rob Arnott, chairman and chief executive of Research Affiliates in a recent podcast with Cambria’s Meb Faber, says investors can boost their investment returns by being disciplined, smart, and patient.

Perhaps, easier said than done.

However, here are some of the major takeaways, from the pioneer of smart-beta investing, that might help investors (or at least Arnott thinks) beat benchmarks like S&P 500 index SPX, -0.22% and the Dow Jones Industrial DJIA, -0.25% over the long term.

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1. Diversify your portfolio, even if it is a simple 60/40 stocks/bonds portfolio.

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