Friday, November 21, 2014

Bankers Are Cheating Cheaters Who Cheat

Daily Intelligencer, November 21th 2014, Annie Lowrey

"Bankers aren't like the rest of us. They are more dishonest."

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Business culture and dishonesty in the banking industry

Nature,November 19th 2014, Alain Cohn, Ernst Fehr & Michel André Maréchal

In this journal of science, it is showed that most bank employees, when their professional identity is rendered salient, become dishonest.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The world’s greatest stock picker? Bet you sold Apple and Google a long time ago.

The Washington Post, October 4th 2014, Barry Ritholtz

Humans are designed to keep us alive, not to make risk/reward decisions in capital markets.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Calpers gives up on the hedge fund dream

Financial Times Limited 2014, September 16th 2014

The California Public Employees' Retirement System's has announced that they will switch their hedge funds holding into a passive investment strategy as the annual returns of hedge funds underperformed the markets by over 3% this year.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

REMINDER: You Are 'Shockingly' Terrible At Investing

Sam Ro, August 12th 2014

Looking at the data, Richard Bernstein concludes that the average investor obtained a poor performance over the last 20 years.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Why You Need A Second Opinion On Your Portfolio

Michael Chamberlain, September 9th 2011

The request of a second opinion is frequency practice in many areas, such as health, construction etc. .... Making smart choices is important to ensure that you have no regrets and have considered the best options. But it does not stop here, we also need to feel / know that our savings have the best conditions to growth and are secured. That is why the need to seek for a second opinion is essential.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Great Hedge-Fund Mystery: Why Do They Make So Much?

John Cassidy, May 12 2014

Hedge Fund is the only industry where competition does not drive the prices down. No matter whether they perform well or not, hedge fund managers still make billions at the expense of investors.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Active management industry in bafflingly good health

John Authers, May 4 2014

The growth in index funds are forcing active managers to move away from “index-hugging” and to become more “active” in their management.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Oracle of Omaha, Lately Looking a Bit Ordinary

Jeff Sommer, April 5th 2014

Despite his impressive track record over a very long career, Warren Buffet has underperformed his benchmark index S&P 500 in four of the last five years. Moreover, Warren Buffet himself has given explicit instructions for his wife's trust to be managed passively.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

March 30th 2014

Steve Kroft reports on a new book from Michael Lewis that reveals how some high-speed traders work the stock market to their advantage




Thursday, March 6, 2014

The strange psychology of expectations

Sydney Finkelstein, BBC Capital

How we react to the unexpected may well have a lot to do with our success and our happiness…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Building a Family Business that Lasts

March 4th  2014

Dr. Joseph H. Astrachan, Executive Director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University, speaks on on the topic of Building a Family Business That Lasts and provides viewers with four key points to walk away with