Fiduciary Duty, Mutual Funds and 401(k)s: Will Asset Management Firms Kowtow on Fees?
The New York Life employees' lawsuit over the expenses of index funds in their 401(k) plan has broader implications for the asset management business.
CEOs Are Paid Fortunes Just to Be Average: Barry Ritholtz
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with more than $200 million when Verizon's purchase of Yahoo is complete.
What the Fed Will and Won't Do This Week
The Fed's policy making body likely won't raise rates this week, but watch for some repricing of shorter-maturity U.S. Treasury securities.
This Bull Market Is Powered By Your Indifference: Barry Ritholtz
The bull market really began in 2013... By that measure, this bull market is only three years old and could easily have a long way to go.
Sometimes It's Hard for Owners to Talk to Companies
Why the U.S. Justice Department is casting a wary eye on public company executives talking to individual shareholders.
Lending to Poor People Didn't Cause the Financial Crisis
Two Trump advisors lay the blame for the credit crisis and Great Recession on the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. The reality is different.
Are Bonds Losing Their Defensive Edge?
Many investors are concerned that the bull market in bonds is getting too old to play effective portfolio defense while continuing to deliver strong returns.
Fed Rates Are the Wrong Tool to Fight Bubbles
The idea that the Fed should raise rates to suppress asset prices is deep rooted. But the data indicates it's also a flawed idea.
Slogging on the Economic Road Back to Normal
Drawing a broad conclusion about any single jobs report is sheer folly: the U.S. continues to be in a post-credit-crisis recovery.
A Subtle Benefit of Being an Independent Advisor
With no manager expecting higher “production” as you research stocks or bonds, you can actually pick what’s best for those clients.