Articles under “Burt Malkiel”

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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What Should the Investor Do About The Bond Market?

Professional investment advisors as well as academic financial economists have traditionally advised investors to hold widely diversified portfolios. Indeed diversification has often been called “the only free lunch” available to investors.

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What You Should Do in Volatile and Uncertain Markets

World stock markets have been extremely volatile in 2015. Returns since the start of the year have been negative and the markets have recently experienced a major correction.

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Why Did Wealthfront Hire A World-Class Research Team?

Readers of our blog know we are big advocates of passive investing. We believe that buying a broadly diversified portfolio and running it at extraordinarily low costs is the foundation of any sound investment strategy.

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