Ritholtz: Calpers’ Hedge Fund Exit Sets Off an Earthquake
Calpers’ decision to pull out of hedge funds could be a sign of radical change in the fund industry as a whole, Barry Ritholtz writes.
The Biggest Lie of the New Century
The claim that bank executives did nothing illegal during the financial crisis is simply implausible if not laughable, Barry Ritholtz writes.
Ritholtz to Alt Fund Investors: Beware ‘Negative Alpha’
Barry Ritholtz asks: Why should individual investors want to invest like a hedge fund?
Should Stock Investors ‘Fight the Fed’?
One of the oldest rules on Wall Street is don’t fight the Fed. But that knee-jerk response might be wrong, Barry Ritholtz says.
Pro Forecasters Stink, but Individuals Are Worse
Individuals pile into equities while pros pull out? The knee-jerk response is to run away, but it's not quite that simple, Barry Ritholtz says.
A Correction Is Coming ... So?
The news media's worries about bullish market highs aren't producing very good investment advice, Barry Ritholtz says.
Ritholtz: The Shame of Alternative Investments
The "Yale model" of investing no longer works, Ritholtz says, because there just aren't enough good alternative investments to go around.
The Message of a $549,000 Watch
A suggestion: some folks might want to make some of their conspicuous consumption a little less conspicuous.
Ritholtz: What’s the Penalty for Pundits Who Get It Wrong?
Barry Ritholtz wonders why there are no repercussions for economists, like Arthur Laffer, whose predictions miss the mark entirely.
The Bears Haven’t Surrendered Yet
Markets have reached new highs, yet equity ownership has fallen to the lowest level in more than a half-century, Ritholtz says in a Bloomberg blog.