Category Archives: Markets

Sustainable Approaches to Reducing Food Waste (Continued)

The following is a guest post from my good friend and former research colleague Paul Artiuch. Paul and I previously conducted a research study focused on market-oriented approaches to reducing agricultural food waste in India. Paul has since conducted some … Continue reading


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Annual Returns by Asset Class

To me, this is one of the most informative ways to present market history:


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Rules of Investing

Barry Ritholtz has a great list of investing rules, originally posted in two parts with descriptions in the Washington Post here and here. He recently reposted the consolidated list on his blog, The Big Picture, and it’s too good not … Continue reading


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Great Investing Advice

Many people often ask me for investment advice, usually with questions about individual securities. I generally don’t like to respond to these questions for two reasons. First, I believe asset allocation is the single most important decision in the portfolio … Continue reading


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Shades of Green

TripAdvisor has gone public: Eleven years after it began life above Kosta’s Pizza in Needham, and seven years after it was acquired by Barry Diller’s InterActive Corp. for about $200 million, TripAdvisor is finally gaining a NASDAQ listing of its … Continue reading


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S&P Goofs Up Again

Via Kid Dynamite: Just in case you missed the most ridiculous story of the day – the BBC has the details: “Standard & Poor’s accidentally released a message to some of its subscribers on Thursday saying that it had downgraded French … Continue reading


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My Favorite Economic Dashboard

An update of one of the simplest and most useful economic dashboards I’ve seen. You need to click through, but take a quick look: I would still love to see a dynamic version of this, updated daily. It’s not quite … Continue reading


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MIT C-Bonds!

MIT Issues Rare 100-Year Bond: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology came to market Wednesday with a $750 million taxable bond offering maturing in 100 years, according to people familiar with the deal. Bonds of that length are extremely rare, although … Continue reading


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Back of the Envelope Thoughts on Silver

I need to start this post with a disclaimer. I’m far from an expert on the precious metals markets. But I am long silver, and have been for over three years. I’ve been along for the roller coaster ride through … Continue reading


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