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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:00 am

    We take for granted this modern era of quantitative investing. But it wasn't always this way; for most of the modern era of financial history, there simply was not the data set available to intelligently think about That was changed in large part due to the work of Roger G. Ibbotson, Professor Emeritus…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:30 am

One of my favorite topics is the battle between fact and fiction, perception and reality, truth and spin. You may have noticed it's a well I go to frequently, a rich vein to be mined. I do that because it is the single most important issue in every aspect of all human endeavors. Personal relationships,…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:07 am

Our Avenatti-free Tuesday morning train reads: o Last Year for Hedge Funds Was Worse Than You Thought: Nearly two-thirds of all funds lost money in 2018. (Institutional Investor) see also Hedge Fund Launches Hit 18-Year Low (Institutional Investor) o Trump Nominates Famous Idiot Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve Board (New York Magazine) see also The Trouble…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:00 am

Source: Abnormal Returns

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Monday, March 25, 2019 10:30 am

Never Confuse a Lucky Break With Smart Investing Huge one-time windfalls get a lot more attention than routine wins and losses. Bloomberg, March 25, 2019       What can we learn from the case of someone who turned $100,000 in short-dated call options into a $2.5 million profit? As detailed in MarketWatch earlier this month, trader…

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Monday, March 25, 2019 6:00 am

Index Funds Sure Don't Seem Like Libor Arguments that they lack transparency or may be subject to manipulation are largely off base. Bloomberg, March 18, 2019.       Last month, the New York Times ran an op-ed that suggested index funds may not be as transparent as they seem or should be, or as well-regulated. The…

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Monday, March 25, 2019 5:30 am

My morning train reads: o 'If you took it all in in one day, it would kill you': What Mueller's investigation has already revealed. (Washington Post) o Two’s Are Now Underestimated – The Mikan Drill for Stocks (Krueger & Catalano) o How Often Is It a Stock-Picker's Market? (Wealth of Common Sense) o Tom Nally: Serving,…

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Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:00 am

The transcript from this week's MIB: Roger Ibbotson of Yale, Ibbotson Associates, and Zebra Capital, is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Bloomberg, Overcast, and Stitcher. Our earlier podcasts can all be found at iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, and Bloomberg. ~~~ ANNOUNCER: This is Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz on Bloomberg Radio. BARRY RITHOLTZ, HOST, MASTERS IN…

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Sunday, March 24, 2019 4:30 am

My easy like Sunday morning reads: o What Happened, According to Mueller. (Wall Street Journal) see also Explainer: Why Trump’s legal woes go beyond the Mueller report (Reuters) o Yield Curve Inversions Aren't Great For Stocks. (Wealth of Common Sense) o Yabba Dabba Don’t: ‘Flintstone House’ owner in trouble for dinosaurs, other landscaping improvements (San…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:00 am

This week, we speak with Roger G. Ibbotson, Professor Emeritus of Finance at Yale School of Management. He is also Chairman and CIO of Zebra Capital Management, an equity investment and hedge fund manager. He founded Ibbotson Associates, which was sold to Morningstar in 2005. He sits on the Board of Directors of Dimensional Fund…

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