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Smart Beta: Broken by Design?

Smart beta has an especially strong reality distortion field, says Nicolas Rabener.

Diversification: High Dispersion Beats Low Correlation

When advisers talk about diversification their go-to variable is correlation. That's a mistake.

Rush Hour and Short Cuts: How to Navigate Market Corrections

Would you rather be stuck in rush hour traffic or rebalance your portfolio?

Continual Learning: Will AI Give Gray Hair a Pay Cut?

There simply is no substitute for experience in the investment business. Right? Well, perhaps not anymore.

ESG Investing: Too Good to Be True?

The notion that companies that care about the environment, look after their employees, and exhibit good governance outperform is likely a mirage, says Nicolas Rabener.

The Intangible Valuation Renaissance: Five Methods

Intangible assets are increasingly critical to corporate value, and new valuation methods need to be deployed to accurately calculate their worth.

Robert J. Shiller on Bubbles, Reflexivity, and Narrative Economics

Robert J. Shiller has shown remarkable prescience over the years. And with talk of inverted yield curves, overvalued stock markets, and imminent recession, the present struck us as an opportune time to see what was on his mind.

Analyzing Mr. Market’s Sense of Priority

How do we decipher what Mr. Market's priorities are?

Analyst Forecasts: Lessons in Futility

It is common knowledge that all forecasts are wrong, but many investors still think forecasting one-year stock returns is a useful exercise, Joachim Klement, CFA, writes.

“German Angst” Shapes Investment Decisions: Study

When it comes to German investors, wealth accumulation is not so much determined by the size of the wallet as the state of mind, Thomas Mayer, CFA, PhD, explains.



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