Are Killer Robots the Next Black Swan?
Assessing the threat of out-of-control financial AI.
Surprising Pick for Safety, High Returns: Emerging Market Stocks
Emerging markets stocks produce higher returns over time, but are they worth all the portfolio whiplash your clients must endure? Servo’s Eric Nelson says yes.
U.S. vs. Germany: ‘No Contest,’ says LPL’s Canally
The World Cup match should be thrilling, but the economic contest has a clear winner, says economist John Canally.
BofA-Merrill Sees Weak Economy, Strong Stocks
Analysts compare poor growth to Luis Suarez's baffling bite of a player in the World Cup, but point to sectors that could see upside.
In Russia, Making Big Bets Where Few Investors Dare
Citing John Templeton, who took a huge stake in Japan during dark times, portfolio manager David Iben seeks reward in "maximum pessimism" investing.
Ritholtz: The Shame of Alternative Investments
The "Yale model" of investing no longer works, Ritholtz says, because there just aren't enough good alternative investments to go around.
Does Risk Tolerance Merely Track the Market?
Do risk tolerance scores plummet in a crisis, then rise as the market recovers as many advisors perhaps think? A new study has the answer.
Is the Market Efficient? Cliff Asness Says Yes, and No
At Morningstar, AQR Capital’s leader presents Fama and Shiller’s arguments and says he has “learned to live with my schizophrenia.”
The Contrarian Play: Emerging Markets Energy Sector
Emerging markets natural resource companies can be dirty companies, but they’re dirt cheap.
‘Bonds’ Limited Upside’ Points to Role for Gold, Says Gold Council
Gold is much less correlated to stocks than many other alternatives, the council says; it's the main ingredient in the World Cup trophy, too.