Dear Dr. Bernanke: Pace Yourself!
Barry Ritholtz writes an open letter to the former Fed chairman, who has a new consulting deal with the hedge fund Citadel.
Average Returns, Rarer Than You Think
Plus, the average investor realizes returns of about 3.7%. Why? Because they chase alpha and fail rather than aim for beta and succeed.
The S&P 500’s Dubious Anniversary: Ritholtz
The S&P 500 index looked very different 27 years ago than it does today, Barry Ritholtz writes.
Explaining the Market’s Explainers
Often, they seem to be saying “I don’t like that!” but lack either the awareness or courage to acknowledge the subtext of what they’re saying.
Ritholtz: The Worldwide Deficit of High-Quality Debt
Observers like Jeffrey Gundlach and Gary Shilling expect rates on quality long-term bonds to stay low because of a limited supply, Barry Ritholtz writes.
4 Investing Strategies Bogle Gets Wrong: Ritholtz
Vanguard founder John Bogle is an investing legend, Barry Ritholtz writes, but some of his investment philosophies need updating.
Ritholtz: Gross on PIMCO Firing, the Fed, More
A preview of Barry Ritholtz's interview with Bill Gross, in which he admits that PIMCO fired him.
Ritholtz: How Good Was Bill Gross?
Have the media misrepresented Bill Gross' PIMCO track record? Barry Ritholtz “sets the record straight.”
No Room for Feelings in the Market
I want to discuss the rather annoying tendency of commentators to extrapolate market sentiment to well, infinity and beyond.
Ritholtz: The Black Friday Hoax
Industry predictions of holiday sales range from wild guesses to complete fabrications, Barry Ritholtz writes.