Articles under “Burton Malkiel”

Why You Should Invest Despite Volatility

Refraining from investing in a volatile market is yet another example of how what feels right isn’t necessarily the right thing to do when it comes to investing. Let your rational mind guide you: Don’t let your fear of loss take control.

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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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