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.
Investment-Only Variable Annuities, Pt. 1: Who Should Invest in Them?
IOVAs have gained popularity recently, since they tend to be straightforward and offer a wide variety of investment options. That doesn't mean they're right for every client at every time.
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.
Meltdown in the High-Yield Market: Turning Point or Opportunity?
Are high-yield corporate bonds the next zombie apocalypse jeopardizing the financial system, or does turmoil in the high-yield market create a buying opportunity?
The SEC Has a History of Punishing Advisors for Others' Missteps
The SEC’s action against Virtus for negligence by a subadvisor shows why investment advisors should take no comfort from the SEC’s setbacks in court.
The World's Smartest Bad Investors
It turns out that academic economists have a very hard time being successful investors. Academics in other fields tend to do better.
9 Lessons From Third Avenue Freeze
The junk bond fund's withdrawal restriction raises questions about its investment strategy as well as market liquidity more generally, Mohamed El-Erian of Allianz writes.
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.
When Can Bond Traders Lie to Their Customers?
Is lying to your investors about the price you paid for a bond fraud? A federal court decides.
Strengthening Portfolios With ‘Smarter’ Smart Beta
Today’s smart beta indexes are infused with heightened capabilities for potentially delivering higher risk-adjusted returns than their market-cap-weighted counterparts over the long term.