Our Top 10 Posts from 2012: The European Sovereign Debt Crisis, Warren Buffet’s Alpha, and More
We help you keep tabs on the rapidly unfolding events in Europe with the most-comprehensive timeline online.
On November 6 stocks took a dive, and many commentators attributed it to President Obama’s reelection. But do elections and election cycles really affect the markets?
From 1976 to 2011, Warren Buffett delivered an average annual return of 19% in excess of the Treasury bill rate, versus a 6.1% excess return for the stock market. How does he do it?
In this two-part series, Ron Rimkus, CFA, asked whether Japan’s mounting debt had passed the point of no return and when exactly it would cross the event horizon.
What will be the impact of QE3? A careful study of the long-running US current account deficit provides some answers.
JPMorgan faced intense scrutiny and litigation following the announcement that one of the bank’s traders had lost the firm $2 billion. Read this breakdown of how the London Whale followed one bad bet with another.
Much research has been conducted on the effectiveness of lie detection in criminal justice. How can those lessons be applied to the world of finance?
We sorted through the sea of coverage to provide the must-reads.
In an era of low investment returns, the traditional approach to asset allocation and portfolio management is giving way to a new model that holds the promise of working better during periods of instability and crisis.
John Maynard Keynes once famously called gold the “barbarous relic,” suggesting that its usefulness and, hence, it’s value, is antiquated. So the question really is, or should be, is gold useful today? If so, what is its value? And how much should you pay for it?
Honorable mentions: Watch out for the potential pitfalls of the discounted cash-flow (DCF) model; intentionally defective grantor trusts on the chopping block; and the uncertain future of quantitative investing.
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