The Evidence-Based Investor

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The man with the big picture — an interview with Barry Ritholtz (Part 1)

Posted by Robin Powell on October 28, 2015

Even for someone who’s usually at his desk at 4.30 in the morning, Barry Ritholtz manages to squeeze rather a lot into his working life. He runs Ritholtz Wealth Management, a firm with $175 million in assets; he’s an accomplished author; and his blog, The Big Picture, is one of the most widely-read and influential […]

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The scores from Europe are in — and it’s nul points for active managers

Posted by Robin Powell on October 27, 2015

It’s funny.. Every time the results are pretty much the same, but for nerdy investment journalists like me, there’s still a frisson of excitement when S&P Dow Jones releases its SPIVA scorecard. SPIVA stands for S&P Indices Versus Active Funds, and the scorecard is a measure of how actively managed funds have performed relative to […]

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Why the investing industry loves complexity

Posted by Robin Powell on October 26, 2015

I was contacted the other day by a company asking if The Evidence-Based Investor would like to feature some research it had done into a new system of investing which it plans to bring to market. I was happy to take a look but I barely made it past the first paragraph.

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#SFTW: Shopping lists are fine for groceries, not for stocks

Posted by Robin Powell on October 23, 2015

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND   Jim Cramer has one of the most famous faces on US television. A former hedge fund manager and best-selling author, he’s now a full-time celebrity who imparts his stock-picking expertise to anyone who will listen. And they do. The CNBC presenter is fast approaching a million followers on Twitter — many […]

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