Barry Ritholtz

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    'Returnless risk' is not how you prepare for a decent retirement.
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    A hedge fund manager whose clients demand monthly performance reports has different needs than any individual investors with a 20-year time horizon. The needs of that long-term investor differ markedly from someone who is retiring in three years.
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    A number of bloggers in economics and the financial sector have risen to prominence through the sheer strength of their work. Note it was not their family connections nor ties to Ivy League schools or elite banks, but rather the strength of their research, analysis and writing.
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    A well-designed 401(k) plan is an enormous competitive edge when recruiting and retaining employees.
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    Active management leads to lots of poor investor behavior. It sends people chasing after whoever has the hot hand at the moment.
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    Amongst the financial Twitterati, the term 'muppets' has come to describe any client used and abused by some financial predator. I've adopted the term to describe portfolios that have been assembled for purposes other than serving the clients' best interests.
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    Any investment bought via credit always runs the risk of margin calls and, eventually, liquidation.
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    Any time you speak to people about their posture, you learn about their most recent investment activity. When someone just bought stocks, they tend to be bullish; someone who just sold is bearish.
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    Any Wall Street advertising that does not go into the boring details of methodology is most likely to be pushing past performance.
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    Anyone can make an article longer; the skill is keeping it tight and lean.
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    Asset managers have different approaches, and I don't wish to suggest there is only one way to run money. There are many ways one can attempt to reduce risk, improve performance, lower drawdowns and reduce volatility.
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    Based on a lifetime of observations and a few decades in the markets, I understand that societies, beliefs and fashions all move in long arcs of time. We call these arcs several things: cycles, periods, eras.
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    Commissions add up, taxes are a big drag, margin ain't cheap. A good accountant costs money as well. The math on this one is obvious, yet investors often fail to recognize it: Keep your costs low and your turnover lower, and you will win in the end.
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    Content is king. When you are asking people to read you several times a day, you better have some fine content.
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    Despite all the media coverage, glitz and glam of hedge funds, they have not done well for their investors. They have high - some say excessively high - fees; their short- and long-term performance has been poor.
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