The 10 Things We Fear in Markets
Just one example: If you allow your politics to interfere with your investing, you are likely to be disappointed by both.
Factor Investing and Risk: The Anomaly of Low Volatility
To understand the volatility anomaly, it is important that investors understand what economists have learned about the factors that are responsible for stock returns.
Which Party’s Presidents Are Better for the Markets?
The data shows that in the past 22 presidential election years, only four times have large-cap equities ended the year in negative territory.
Time to Start Gaming Next Fed Rate Hike: Searching for Alpha for November 2016
If the Fed raises rates in December, it may be positive sign for the markets, but first we have to get through the election.
Rethinking Asset Allocation for Aging Clients
Arbitrary notions about aging—and conventional wisdom on managing money for clients in retirement—may be off target.
SEC's Sketchy Insider Trading Definition Sparks Enforcement Actions
Fund advisors should re-examine policies to prevent insider trading given the shifting contours of insider trading law and the SEC’s aggressive enforcement.
Kansas Ends Bad Economic News by Not Reporting It
The Kansas governor canceled a report meant to measure the economic growth results of his likely failed tax cutting strategy.
Mergers Raise Prices, Not Efficiency
The data show that while mergers may work out well for shareholders, they don't help the economy grow.
Market Timing Works, but It Mucks Things Up
The questions on timing: 1) Can it really work for asset managers? 2) Should investors buy into it? 3) How does it affect the market?
Financial Services Explained, Pt. 1: The Cost of Everything
In the first of a series, we look at how advisors young and old can benefit from understanding how the industry works for your clients.