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.
Gross to Lighten Grip on Dissent at PIMCO: Report
Meanwhile, a PIMCO trustee criticizes Bill Gross’ $200 million salary.
PIMCO’s Gross: El-Erian ‘Trying to Undermine Me’
The PIMCO co-founder lashes out at El-Erian for talking to press, says he monitored El-Erian’s phone calls.