Articles by Burton G. Malkiel

Investing When Many Pundits Predict a Recession

I do not mean to imply that we have nothing to worry about. But a negatively-sloped yield curve should not be on top of our worry list.

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Sound Investing When Markets Are in Turmoil

What should you do when market volatility has you doubting your investment strategy? No worries — Wealthfront Chief Investment Officer Burt Malkiel has clear advice.

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An Optimal Approach to Smart Beta

I have been skeptical about the proliferation of “Smart Beta” strategies, many of which have failed to generate satisfactory returns. The reason is not because the approach has no theoretical basis or is inconsistent with my belief that markets are reasonably efficient.

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Is Indexing Worse Than Marxism?

Index funds have always been ridiculed by active mutual-fund managers.  Two recent events have fueled a new set of criticisms.

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