The Rot That Lies Beneath Some Index Funds

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on The Rot That Lies Beneath Some Index Funds

Beware index funds that try to mirror the market using exotic strategies. Tax costs can be damaging.

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Isaac Newton Learned About Financial Gravity the Hard Way

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Isaac Newton Learned About Financial Gravity the Hard Way

Amid the South Sea bubble, the famed scientist shifted from being a prudent investor to a speculator who plunged essentially all his capital into a single stock.

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For Veterans’ Day

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on For Veterans’ Day

Some of my dad’s wartime thoughts.

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Bill Miller: What’s luck got to do with it?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on Bill Miller: What’s luck got to do with it?

A vintage interview with Bill Miller on luck and skill.

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Can Fund Manager Bill Miller Use Earthquakes to Predict the Market?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Can Fund Manager Bill Miller Use Earthquakes to Predict the Market?

The investor is hoping to develop a financial seismograph that would predict market shocks.

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30% of Your Assets in Bitcoin?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on 30% of Your Assets in Bitcoin?

How value investor Bill Miller thinks about betting on bitcoin in one of his hedge funds.

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Lessons for 2017 from a Man Who ‘Called’ the Crash of 1929

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Lessons for 2017 from a Man Who ‘Called’ the Crash of 1929

Karl Karsten, a forecaster who seemed to call the stock market’s 1929 crash, would later rip his own prediction to shreds.

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Would Fund Managers Work Better in the Dark?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on Would Fund Managers Work Better in the Dark?

Better disclosure is good, but can it have unintended consequences?

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Guard Against Complacency

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on Guard Against Complacency

An interview with ETF.com.

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Some ‘Fee-Only’ Advisers Charge Commissions Too

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Some ‘Fee-Only’ Advisers Charge Commissions Too

You might expect that the ‘fee-only’ description for an adviser would be pretty straightforward. It’s not.

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