Dow Average Tops 17,000 as Payrolls Rise Amid ECB Plans
Records set for Dow industrials, S&P after Labor Dept. reports 288,000 new jobs in June and Mario Draghi reveals European stimulus plans.
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.
ETF-Mutual Fund Hybrid: The Next Big Thing?
Active managers, take note: a new fund format in the works, ETMFs, could wring 50 basis points out of the cost of your mutual fund.
Thomas Piketty: Pinko or Prophet?
The obscure French economist’s call for large-scale wealth redistribution, and challenges to his data, have not stopped his book from topping the bestseller charts.
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."
Geithner Omits Cost of Success in ‘Stress Test’
What Tim Geithner doesn't entirely convey in his new book is that success came at a steep price.
Chinese Communists More Market-Friendly Than U.S.: George Gilder
I sat down with the free-market conservative Gilder to discuss why his views appear to be “out of favor,” to put it in investment-speak.
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.
On Smart Beta, Smart Skeptics
While many institutions and advisors have put money into smart-beta vehicles, there are as many asset managers and industry observers who are skeptical, to put it mildly, of smart-beta proponents’ claims.
Shiller on Investing: ‘Get an Advisor’
Markets will always have bubbles thanks to human nature, Yale economist Robert Shiller says, and financial advisors can help cut through the buzz.