Are You Really Crazy Enough to Buy a Quadruple-Leveraged ETF?

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Are You Really Crazy Enough to Buy a Quadruple-Leveraged ETF?

Multiplying the returns of the stock market by four might not be a good idea for most people.

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Amazon’s 49,000% Gain: The Most ‘Super’ of ‘Superstocks’ Since 1926

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured, Radio & Podcasts | Comments Off on Amazon’s 49,000% Gain: The Most ‘Super’ of ‘Superstocks’ Since 1926

The odds of finding the next superstock are incredibly low, but the rewards are incredibly high.

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When Researchers and Investors Walk Into a Bar, the Investors Get Hammered

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on When Researchers and Investors Walk Into a Bar, the Investors Get Hammered

Approach all claims of market-beating patterns with extreme skepticism.

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Sorry, Stock Pickers: History Shows You Underperform in Bad Markets, Too

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured, Radio & Podcasts | Comments Off on Sorry, Stock Pickers: History Shows You Underperform in Bad Markets, Too

The odds of finding a stock picker who can do better in down markets have long been less than 50/50.

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A Short History of Folly

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on A Short History of Folly

The history of financial popularity is the record of high expectations leading to low returns.

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Quantitative Investing: A Crisis Waiting to Happen

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Quantitative Investing: A Crisis Waiting to Happen

Several factors combine to make computer models fatally flawed, says veteran investor Richard Bookstaber.

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Look Back and Learn: A History of Mutual Funds

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on Look Back and Learn: A History of Mutual Funds

How mutual funds became the greatest contribution to financial democracy ever devised — and how they lost their way.

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Read This Column

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Whatever You Do, Don’t Read This Column

Investors have a hard time looking the truth square in the face.

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Grab Your Pitchforks, America: Your 401(K) May Need Defending from Congress

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Grab Your Pitchforks, America: Your 401(K) May Need Defending from Congress

Instead of penalizing retirement saving, lawmakers should be making it easier to set money aside.

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The Expensive Ingredient of Cheap ETFs

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on The Expensive Ingredient of Cheap ETFs

The hidden costs of trading ETFs may exceed $18 billion a year.

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