Why Commodities Are Back in the 1990s
We shouldn't underestimate the impact of a slowing China on commodity prices.
Hurting the Rich Won't Help the Poor
The last thing we should do is delude ourselves into thinking that making the rich less rich does a lot for the poor in the absence of better government.
Rating the 401(k) of the Fund Rater
Employers that fill their retirement plans with active fund managers encourage the kind of bad investor choices that lead to underperformance.
Ritholtz: The Price of Losing Bill Gross or Jeff Gundlach
Once an ace manager departs, it seems it's only a matter of time before the outsize reputation of that fund departs as well, Ritholtz writes.
Ritholtz: Keep Waiting for Wall Street Crime Crackdown
By what must be the sheerest of coincidences, Barry Ritholtz says, most statutes of limitation on white-collar crimes committed during the financial crisis have expired.
Ritholtz: Mom and Pop Learn to Outsmart Wall Street Pros
Mom and Pop were content to ride out the market’s volatility this past month, Barry Ritholtz writes. Meanwhile, it was the pros who lost it.
Ritholtz: A Real Estate Recovery That’s Not Quite There
New home sales are trending far below their historic averages, Barry Ritholtz writes. Will the weakness continue?
Confusing What Just Happened With What Happens Next
Lessons for investors, advisors and traders on how behavioral finance's ‘recency effect’ plays out in the markets and affects market participants.
This Recovery Really Is Different
Credit bubbles are very different from ordinary recession recoveries. Bank crises and the long, slow, painful recoveries are simply not comparable to other business cycles.
Pay Attention, Ignore the Fed
There's a whole generation of traders who have never seen a rate increase, but normalization of interest rates can't get here soon enough for me.