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Tips from financial veterans

Founders of well established and respected fund management firms as well as an economist and author shed light on the art of successful investing

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Mr Bogle: "Choose to not invest and you are ensuring you will have nothing 40, 50 years from now"
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"Emerging market debt is risky, but it's likely to have better rates of return. Mexican headlines have been upsetting. But the 10-year rate in Mexico is 6 per cent." - Mr Malkiel
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Mr Mobius: "For full exposure to emerging markets, don't overlook the many pure plays in China, India and Nigeria"
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Mr Gabelli: "If I'm an individual investor and I have US$100,000 I want to invest in the next five to 10 years, I'd have no problem doing what Warren Buffett recommends - buy an S&P 500 index fund. You're going to earn 5 per cent to 7 per cent over the next 10 years."

Bogle: Advisers should keep you from mistakes

John Clifton "Jack" Bogle,

85, founder,

The Vanguard Group

By Carla Fried

Q: For a patient investor with a long horizon,