Articles by Andy Rachleff & Duncan Gilchrist, PhD

Debunking The Myth of Magical Options Strategies

Earlier this month, Duncan Gilchrist and I wrote a blog debunking the idea that you can achieve high returns with limited downside using hedge funds. Our research compared the risk adjusted returns of a standard, broadly diversified Wealthfront portfolio with the average returns of hedge funds over the past ten years.

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Don’t Believe the Hype: The Myth of High Returns and Low Downside

Common sense tells you that it’s not possible to earn a high return without taking on significant risks. And yet, the dream of a “free lunch” in investing persists.

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There’s No Need to Fear Stock Market Corrections

Individual investors react very poorly to stock market corrections. Many individual investors sell when the market declines out of fear it will never come back.

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