Image credit: Library of Congress By Jason Zweig | Apr. 30, 2013 In this primetime broadcast of Frontline on public television, produced by Marcela Gaviria, I spoke with correspondent Martin Smith about the overt and hidden costs of 401(k) and other retirement plans. Original airdate: April 23, 2013. Click here for the video (approx. 52...Read More
Can You Get a Refund From a Bad Hedge Fund?
Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet By Jason Zweig | April 26, 2013 5:08 p.m. ET Disgruntled hedge-fund investors might be able to make new use of an old technique to erase some of their losses. Earlier this month, David Blass, chief counsel of the division of trading and markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission, gave a speech before an...Read More
Stock Analysts Tell All!
By Jason Zweig | Apr. 25, 2013 11:11 am ET Image credit: “Four prize winners in annual beauty contest, Washington, DC” (1922), Library of Congress As law firms have recently been reminding their clients, Wall Street analysts can get in trouble if they obtain nonpublic information from the managers of the companies they follow. The Securities...Read More
Here Comes the Next Hot Emerging Market: the U.S.
Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet By Jason Zweig | April 24, 2013 12:25 p.m. ET The investment visionary who coined the term “emerging markets” and helped launch the first funds to invest in developing countries thinks he has spotted what you might call the next great emerging market. It is called “the United States.” Antoine van...Read More
The Bond Market Can’t Be This Easy to Beat—Can It?
Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet By Jason Zweig | April 12, 2013 5:29 p.m. ET Bond managers are suddenly looking superhuman. Investors have handed nearly three-quarters of their new fixed-income investments to bond pickers over the past year, as $230 billion has poured into actively managed bond funds, while just $63 billion has gone into bond index funds....Read More