Study after study confirms the same thing – passive investing beats active management.
We always talk about the harm short-term thinking can inflict on your investment portfolio. Now a new study from Professors Francois Brochet Maria Loumioti and George Serafeim at Harvard Business School further explores the risks for companies and investors who are attracted to short-term results.
In Our Ridiculous Approach to Retirement Teresa Ghilarducci a professor of economics at the New School for Social Research writes that the 401(k)/individual retirement account model a “do-it-yourself pension system” has
The ominous term “fiscal cliff” has crept into our lexicon but just what does it mean? The fiscal cliff is a perfect storm of disastrous events that could push our recovering economy back into recession. First there’s the scheduled expiration of the Bush tax cuts at the end of this year.
The following was taken from Weston Wellington’s Down to the Wire dated July 11 2012.  Weston is a Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors and his Down to the Wire provides timely commentary and insight in response to prominent financial media headlines and topics concerning investors today.
Peter Lynch the legendary manager of Fidelity’s Magellan Fund is famous for advising investors to “invest in what you know.” The Prophet of Omaha Warren Buffett also advocates investing within your “circle of competence.” Maybe JPMorgan Chase traders should have followed this sage advice.
When Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” recently sold at auction for $119.2 million I wondered about how investments in the art world have been performing over the last few volatile years. “You Can’t Buy Taste” by David Serchuk provides some interesting answers.
Plenty of investors motivated by greed and the media’s general hoopla got caught up in the Facebook IPO frenzy. The result? Another big win for Wall Street. Days before the IPO Facebook increased the number of shares it would offer to the public by 25 percent.
Fortune recently published an article by Warren Buffett where the Oracle of Omaha divides the investment world into these three asset classes:
Seventy-five percent of financial advisors believe they can beat the market using tactical asset allocation strategies that shift money among different investments in an attempt to time the market according to a recent Jefferson National su