Wisdom, Failure and What Would Mom Do?

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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Ciao, bella! Back in the States, jumping right into our morning train reads:

  • Bull Market Losing Biggest Ally as Buybacks Fall Most Since 2009 (Bloomberg); see also Central Bankers’ Wisdom Faulted as Gold Holdings Surge 25% (Bloomberg)
  • 401(k) Fees, Already Low, Are Heading Lower (WSJ)
  • Deconstructing 30 Year Stock Market Returns (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • These hedge fund managers made $4.7 million per day last year (Washington Post), but see also The World’s Smartest Investors Have Failed (Motley Fool)
  • Economists Disagree With Voters Who See U.S. Worse Off Today Than in 1960s (WSJ)
  • An Investors’ Credo To Live By: What Would Mom Buy? (MoneyBeat)
  • Apple R&D Reveals a Pivot Is Coming (AboveAvalon)
  • In Oracle v. Google, a Nerd Subculture Is on Trial (Motherboard)
  • Tiny Tests Probe for Dark Matter and Other Exotic Physics (Wired)

Fund Fees Predict Future Success or Failure

Source: Morningstar

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Robert Frank, economics professor at Cornell, author of "Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy."

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