How an Annuity Is Like a Hedge Fund
A look at hedge funds and annuities.
Ritholtz: Calpers’ Hedge Fund Exit Sets Off an Earthquake
Calpers’ decision to pull out of hedge funds could be a sign of radical change in the fund industry as a whole, Barry Ritholtz writes.
Aging Clients Mean Booming Market for Liquid Alts
Older clients with lower risk tolerance are fueling the growth of liquid alternative mutual funds, but their promise also holds peril.
10 Best Finance Tweets of the Month: July
Fed chief Janet Yellen makes a questionable fashion choice, CFA candidates get wasted, and more recent highlights from the Twittersphere.
Some Money Market Funds Have to Be Honest With You
New SEC rules create a two-tier system: institutions get to know the cold hard truth about their investments' value, but individuals are still coddled.
10 Best Finance Tweets of the Month: May
Steve Ballmer's unprecedented Clippers buy, the return of "Pikettymania" and more May happenings in the Twittersphere.
Ritholtz: What Kills You and Your Investments
"You don’t understand risk," writes Barry Ritholtz. "If you did, you would live longer, have less fear and, eventually, a much bigger investment portfolio."
10 Most Influential Advisors on Social Media: BrightScope
These advisors “are models of how to use social media to grow a successful advisory business and a personal brand in the marketplace,” says BrightScope.
Another Mostly Meaningless Jobs Report
Regular readers may recall that I'm not a big fan of this BLS data series, as it is unusually noisy and subject to further revisions and modeling adjustments.
Ritholtz’s Big Picture: 24-7 Media Cycle Is Going to the Blogs
A pundits’ panel of chief strategists join star bloggers Barry Ritholtz and Josh Brown to bemoan the insanity of the 24-7 financial news cycle.