Image credit: Philip Reinagle, “John Nicholson, a Cambridge Bookseller” (1788), Cambridge University Library Guest post, MutualFundObserver.com, June 30, 2014 By Jason Zweig As to my reading diet: If you want to think long-term, you can’t spend all day reading things that train your brain to twitch. When I’m not...Read More
Huge Returns at Low Risk? Not So Fast
By Jason Zweig | Jun 27, 2014 7:04 pm ETImage Credit: Christophe Vorlet Let me guess. You are sick and tired of earning nothing on your bonds and cash, and the stock market still scares you. I have the answers to your investing prayers: simple strategies that have delivered gigantic returns, at moderate risk, for decades. You can invest this way in the...Read More
Going Dutch: Could Fee Hurdles Come Down Everywhere?
By Jason Zweig | June 21, 2013 6:13 p.m. ETImage Credit: Christophe Vorlet With markets in turmoil, investors need good advice even more than usual. But investing advice remains confusing, costly and opaque—and that needs to change. New rules in the U.K., the Netherlands and Australia show one drastic way to tackle the problem. Starting this coming week,...Read More
When a ‘Liquid-Alt’ Fund Loses Steam
By Jason Zweig | 6:20 pm ET June 20, 2014Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet If you trade up for a “liquid-alternative” fund, make sure you understand you also are making a trade-off. That is the lesson that emerges from the rise and fall of the Natixis ASG Diversifying Strategies Fund, a pioneering portfolio that has just been put out of its misery by its...Read More
Can You Handle the Market’s Stress Test?
By Jason Zweig | 7:43 pm ET June 13, 2014Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet Investing graybeards like to say that “bull markets climb a wall of worry.” This one has been sleepwalking up a wall of boredom. As of this Friday, the S&P 500 has gone 980 days without a 10% decline, according to Birinyi Associates, the fifth-longest such stretch on record. This...Read More