Top Five Articles from October: Bond Risks, Myron Scholes, and Discernment
Ever since the bottom of the stock market, if not before, individual investors and many institutional investors have been adding to their bond holdings at a much faster rate than their appreciating equity holdings. While the rush is understandable for those who suffered equity losses by selling in the decline or seeing their wealth on paper shrink, I nevertheless find any stampede a bit scary.
Many investment managers and research analysts think that one of their responsibilities is to discover the very best mental model for their work. I say: the best tool for the job is a better philosophy.
This is the first part of a two-part interview with Nobel Laureate Myron Scholes. In this installment, Scholes shared his perspectives on the Black–Scholes option pricing model, from the motivation and intuition of the original formula to the myriad of extensions.
In an exclusive interview, Nobel Laureate Myron Scholes discusses some of the more philosophical issues about research methods, among them the common mistakes research analysts make.
Central banks are printing rules almost as fast as they’re printing money. The consequences of that could be large, as could the consequences of printing money.
Investment Policy Statements, long a keystone of the institutional investment world, are increasingly catching on with individual investors and financial advisers.
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