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.
Inequality in Our Retirement Accounts
While we are debating income inequality, we should also be thinking about retirement inequality. Perhaps most vulnerable are the millennials.
Monopolies Don't Give Us Nice Things
Why in the presidential debates is there no discussion of the proper role of regulation in modern capitalism?
Ritholtz: The World Is Ending? Invest as If It Won’t
Upon learning that the apocalypse is nigh, the proper trade is to go long, not short.
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
We shouldn’t 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.