Monthly Archives: May 2014

Overconfidence, Overweighting, and Overtrading — Normal Investor Behavior? Quite Possibly

Nicholas Barberis highlights three concepts from behavioral finance that play a key role in investor behavior. Read More

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Insights from Digital Economies: The Efficient Market Hypothesis “Is Plainly False”

Yanis Varoufakis tests the efficient market hypothesis with online economies, and also finds “vestiges of pre-capitalist organization” at work in modern markets. Read More

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Is Africa Finally the Next Global Growth Story?

For decades Africa has seemed hardly the sort of market in which a responsible investor might put his client’s money, but things appear to be changing. Read More

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The Latest Thinking on Best Practices in Retirement Planning

Wade D. Pfau, CFA, reviewed some of the biggest current debates over retirement planning. Read More

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Nate Silver: “Buying Big Data to Solve Problems Is Oversold”

Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight, warned financial professionals about the appropriate uses and definite limitations of big data. Read More

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Shifting Sands in the Hedge Fund World

Investors fell in love with hedge funds after the Internet bubble burst, but beginning around 2004 something went terribly off track. Read More

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Deductive, Inductive, Pragmatic: Three Views on Investment Risk

Risk management approaches run the gamut from philosophy to science to herd mentality. Read More

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What Today’s Global Demographic Trends Mean for China and the Global Economy

Clint R. Laurent explains how shifting global demographics will affect consumer demand and the labor force over the next 10 years. Read More

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Financial Times Video: “Taking the Temperature of How the Smart Money Is Thinking”

John Authers queries speakers on a wide range of topics, including systemic risk, the global pensions crisis, and behavioral finance. Read More

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21st Century Asset Management: Splitting the Difference between Fama and Shiller

Although he has made a living by exploiting anomalies associated with such factors as value and momentum, Asness also believes that markets are efficient, if imperfectly so. Read More

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