Trump, Clinton, and Your Money

Nov 7, 2016 by

Will you be better off financially if Trump or Clinton is elected tomorrow? My take here!

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Stocks: Too Risky for Retireme...

Jan 21, 2016 by

For the third time just since 2000, markets are again illustrating why the standard “expert” advice to retirees to invest the lion’s share of their portfolios in stocks is, for most of these small investor retirees, not only wrong but inexcusably irresponsible.

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March of the Hucksters

Sep 3, 2015 by

Once again, as stock prices quake and quiver, the financial services industry pulls out all the stops to preserve its cash machine—at small investors’ expense of course.

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August 24 ETF Calamity

Aug 31, 2015 by

If you own ETFs, for your own protection you must understand what August 24th’s price crash revealed about the risks of these investments.

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Latest Stock Meltdown(s!)

Aug 27, 2015 by

Feeling panicky about your stock investments? Maybe that’s because you have good reason.

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Active Fund Management’s...

Mar 17, 2015 by

A post in which I once again ask the question: Why isn’t the entire actively managed fund industry openly described as a fraud, if not legally then at least ethically?

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Millennials: Savvy or Stupid?

Jul 31, 2014 by

Millennials: Andy Smith of The Mutual Fund Store says you’re a “wuss” if you don’t turn over your money to Wall Street. Do you find that a convincing sales pitch?

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Diamonds and Dogs #23

Jul 7, 2014 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that can put the bite on you (the Dog).

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Investor Sheep to Slaughter Ag...

Jun 5, 2014 by

For a vivid image of small investors shooting themselves in the collective foot—again—check out this simple graph.

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Michael Lewis on HFT

Apr 11, 2014 by

Here’s Michael Lewis on Bloomberg discussing how you’re being ripped off by high-frequency traders. Good thing he’s been paying attention because your government certainly has not.

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