Warning: Powerful Narratives Can Be Hazardous to Your Portfolio
To convert the messiness of the real world into a compelling narrative, some facts must be elevated in importance, some discounted and others ignored.
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.
UnitedHealth Cuts Could Make Medicare Advantage Less Secure for Seniors
Seniors on UnitedHealthcare plans have until Feb. 14 to switch to original Medicare, but they're locked into the Advantage plans they've already chosen.
Alternatives to the Rescue?
The Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr must have been thinking about something besides finance when he mused that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.’’
The Messy Reality of Financial Decisions
Following the evidence is imperative and difficult.
Bogle’s 6 Best Books for Investors
What do investing gurus read when they need some guidance? Here's what Vanguard founder John Bogle recommends.
State Pensions Seek Higher Returns Through Alts
Ramped-up use of alternative investments has paid off for states, but sometimes it comes back to bite them.
Gundlach on Shiller CAPE Fund: ‘A Better Mousetrap’
DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach and Yale economist Robert Shiller describe why their new fund might appeal to value investors.
Debt Ceiling Deal ‘Still Far Off,’ Says White House
With only two days left before the deadline, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday afternoon that no deal was near.
Robert Shiller: Budget, Debt Fights a ‘Wash’ for Markets
The Nobel Prize-winning Yale economist said equities haven’t really reacted to the crisis one way or another.