Keep an Eye on 'Billions' as a Market Indicator
Forget its dramatic value. I'm interested in Showtime's TV series as a possible indicator of a market top.
Why Investors Are So Surprised by Surprises
Sometimes, investors’ good-enough models of markets do a poor job of explaining events, and 2016 seems to be one of those periods, Barry Ritholtz writes.
A Break for Small Business
Congress has passed a targeted tax cut that is modest in cost that could create a pop in corporate spending—maybe even yours.
Be Smart. Don't Try to Time the Market
On the 35th anniversary of Joseph Granville’s regrettable “sell everything” call, a reminder to acknowledge our fallibility.
Trump’s Bubble Predictions Are for Losers
Every disappointed investor, armchair strategist and fallen analyst who missed the most obvious bubble in history has now become an expert bubble-spotter, Barry Ritholtz writes.
Fed Rate Hike Is Most Important Thing Ever. Oh, Wait.
The Fed's liftoff day is here, and I find almost all of the commentary on the subject to be overwrought speculation and blather, Barry Ritholtz says.
You Can't Predict Future Markets After Flat Years
Rather than be taken in by a good story about next year's market, look at the data. You might be surprised.
You’re the Fed Chairman. What Would You Do?
Many observers think the outcome of the upcoming FOMC meeting is a no-brainer. Barry Ritholtz puts that thesis to the test.
What's Worse Than the SEC's Revolving Door?
The problem: How to get qualified nominees with expertise in areas relevant to regulating capital markets and publicly traded corporate entities to be SEC Commissioners?
Ritholtz: Why So Many Hate This Recovery
No matter how much the economy improves, a good number of people insist it hasn’t. Three important factors are at work.