Articles under “Burton 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 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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The Stock-Pickers’ Market Myth

Earlier this month, Barron’s ran a cover story that made the case that 2015 was likely to be a “stock pickers’ market.” Active portfolio managers were expected to “recapture their lost glory” as interest rates were predicted to rise. Unfortunately, we have heard similar claims at the start of every year.

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