Aug 14, 2020
Stocks Are From Mars, Bonds Are From Venus
The two assets have responded very differently to the coronavirus crisis.
Aug 11, 2020
Value Investing: When History May Not Be Enough
Might this time be different?
Jul 31, 2020
Even Vanguard Active Funds Are Seeing Withdrawals
Their future is becoming decidedly uncertain.
Jul 15, 2020
In Celebration of Financial Independence
Echoing the sentiments of two Morningstar colleagues.
Jul 10, 2020
A Financial Transactions Tax Could Help Investors
If implemented properly, the duty could be used to reduce income taxes.
Jun 25, 2020
When to Buy Stocks Directly
An offer that most investors should refuse.
Jun 5, 2020
Beware of Banks Bearing Promises
Too often, structured products and exchange-traded notes mislead their buyers.
May 29, 2020
Should You Let Your Stocks Ride? Rebalance Or Not?
The pros and cons of rebalancing.
May 27, 2020
Index Funds Really Delivered In The 2010s
Index funds delivered as promised.
May 20, 2020
On The Possibility Of A New Investment Paradigm
Will stock and bond performance converge?
May 15, 2020
Active Management's Dilemma
How to do something different, without doing something bad?
May 13, 2020
Will The Largest Company Stocks Keep Winning?
Clues from the largest-company lists.
May 11, 2020
The Stock Market Is Not the Economy
What's more, the two are drifting even further apart.
Apr 29, 2020
Long Bonds and Gold as Portfolio Diversifiers
Should equity investors consider holding less of the former and more of the latter?
Apr 24, 2020
Long Bonds Are for Fools
The investment hope is to sell them to greater fools.
Apr 22, 2020
Nobody's Talking About the Banks
Will it stay that way?
Apr 15, 2020
Have Small Value Stocks Become a Bargain?
Putting numbers to the thesis
Apr 8, 2020
The Bear Market That Arrived In Silence
Almost nobody knew.
Mar 20, 2020
The Four Stages Of (Most) Bear Markets
When will stocks recover?
Mar 18, 2020
Was There Any Escape?
Little indeed: When the going got tough, diversification did not get going.
Mar 13, 2020
The Bond Bubble Debate Is Over
Going where no Treasury notes have gone before.
Mar 4, 2020
Investors Are Acting Rationally
Global governments have no choice but to risk a recession.
Feb 21, 2020
The Problem of Swimming With the Big Fishes
Their scraps aren't necessarily nutritious.
Feb 19, 2020
When Does Investing Become Speculation?
When the expected return is not clearly positive.
Feb 5, 2020
Don't Believe Everything You Read In A Prospectus
Beware of promises that cannot be fulfilled.
Jan 29, 2020
What Is Alpha?
These days, the statistic's interpretation is taken more figuratively than literally.
Jan 27, 2020
A New American Retirement Plan
The time is right, even if the politicians aren't yet ready.
Jan 24, 2020
3 Questions That Stump Investment Experts
They can guess, but they do not know.
Jan 9, 2020
Mr. Market Isn't So Foolish, After All
Ben Graham's analogy is beguiling but inaccurate.
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