There are two great roles for an advisor, one is to help individuals understand themselves and what their real financial purposes are and what their anxieties would be in anticipation so they can lay out a really sensible long term investment programme. The second is to hold hands and encourage staying the long term because […]
Burton Malkel, renowned author of ‘A Random Walk Down Wall Street’, says that the real value of a financial adviser lies not in their ability to pick the best fund manager, but to reinforce consistency, keep the investor on track and rebalance portfolios to ensure the correct risk profile is maintained.
A remarkable 54-minute film featuring some of the world’s top economists and academics and demonstrating: * how the claims of active fund managers to be able to beat the market are largely a myth * how costs are the biggest drag on performance – and why active costs more * how passive investing offers the […]
Only in the last 10 to 20 years have we really understood where returns from stocks and investments come from, largely through the research of Eugene Fama and Kenneth French (both interviewed in this program). These two respected economists are in the forefront of a popular movement that takes the worry out of picking stocks. […]
Craig Lazzara, CFA, Senior Director, S&P U.S. Equity Indices, meets with Rick Ferri, CFA, founder of Portfolio Solutions, to discuss what passive investing is and how it is useful to financial advisors and individual investors.
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By CARL RICHARDS OCT. 13, 2014 Last week was uncomfortable for market watchers. The Dow dropped more than 200 points one day and surged more than 200 the next. Both moves were attributed to small, seemingly random things. The International Monetary Fund cut its global forecast, and the Federal Reserve released its meeting minutes. I’ll […]
It had all the appearance of a market anomaly. For 25 years the world’s leading academics in the field kept predicting that Eugene Fama was certain to win the Nobel Prize in economics. If this year wasn’t Fama’s year, the talk always went, it would come soon. In an efficient market like the one Fama […]
Eugene Fama, Nobel Prize Laureate by Tyler Cowen on October 14, 2013 at 7:09 am in Economics | Permalink Fama has been long-deserving for some time now. He won basically for his empirical work on asset prices. Here is Fama on Wikipedia. Here is Fama on scholar.google.com. Fama teaches at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and he is […]
No one has to sell us on the idea of retirement. We do however need to be reminded of the benefits of Findependence. Most of us don’t need reminders of why we want to retire some day. As the decades fly by, salaried jobs can be stressful and that doesn’t seem about to change in […]