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Weekend Reads for Investors: On the Road Edition

Risk intelligence, the importance of meditation for investment pros, and dynamical dark energy are just some of the topics covered in this week's Weekend Reads for Investors, curated by Jason Voss, CFA.

The Active Equity Renaissance: Renaissance Portfolio Management

Dismantling the finance industry’s closet indexing factory is a critical step in The Active Equity Renaissance, C. Thomas Howard and Jason Voss, CFA, observe.

The Active Equity Renaissance: The Rise and Fall of MPT

After the dust settles, virtually nothing of modern portfolio theory (MPT) will remain, asserts C. Thomas Howard and Jason Voss, CFA. The three pillars on which MPT rests have been toppled, and it is time to move on. There is an alternative way to view securities markets, their movements, and their participants: behavioral finance.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Happy New Year Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, shares his curated list of Weekend Reads for Investors. Featured stories explore the fake news epidemic, peer into one of the world's most successful and secretive hedge funds, and estimate the daily operating costs of the Death Star.

Weekend Reads for Investors: A Break from Brexit Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, shares his Weekend Reads for Investors, with stories covering the wisdom of small crowds, our nearly automatic fight-or-flight instinct, and how humans might resist artificial intelligence (AI).

Essential Listening: Concrete Discussions

The state of podcasting today in many ways parallels that of blogging in 2004, says Joshua Benton of NiemanLab. If things play out as they did in 2004, he sees the world of podcasting becoming increasingly professionalized and podcast producers growing in stature and size. By and large, Benton believes this will be a net positive for listeners.

Weekend Reads for Investors: The Pessimism Issue

Jason Voss, CFA, highlights a selection of stories that investors may have missed while contending with recent market turmoil.

Hedge Funds: The Most Expensive Bargain In Town

The $2 trillion question is not whether hedge funds do something valuable in the markets; it’s whether hedge funds are worth the price. Ted Seides presents three different arguments in support of hedge funds.

Just Released: CFA Institute Magazine (November/December 2012)

Can applying insights from behavioral finance help investment managers (and clients) overcome decision fatigue and avoid self-inflicted wounds to their portfolios? The latest issue of CFA Institute Magazine looks at how managers are trying to cope with this challenge.

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