Understanding What Makes Vanguard So Successful
Low costs help, but that's only part of the explanation, Barry Ritholtz says.
So Few Market Winners, So Much Dead Weight
Just 4% of public companies account for all of the gains. How can investors find the top-performing stocks — and should they even bother trying?
Bet With Buffett, Not Against Him
Do you want to bet with or against Warren Buffett? That is a simple question. Yet it has surprisingly complex meanings and ramifications.
How to Spot a Bull or Bear Market
Defining a market by percentage changes doesn't offer the insight needed to make investment decisions.
Investors Are Sure They Spotted a Trump Rally
If investors' internal models tells them the U.S. president is important to the economy, then the goings-on inside the beltway must be significant.
Tackling 'Nastiest, Hardest Problem in Finance'
William Sharpe hopes future financial engineers will take his new income planning web book and run with it.
Trump’s Misplaced Priorities Imperil His Economic Agenda
The president is on the verge of endangering the most significant aspect of his entire agenda -- a once-in-a-generation opportunity to accomplish tax reform.
Thou Shalt Not Buy Biblically Responsible ETFs
The companies CWM will not invest in do not reflect “biblical values.” But the ETF provider goes further than most SRI funds.
That Radical Obama Wasn't So Awful for Markets
A cautionary tale of how dangerous it is to confuse your own partisan politics with objective market analysis, then and now.
How Expensive Are Stocks — Really?
One way to answer the question: Ritholtz's six rules of valuations.