Evaluating active managers is
one of the most challenging tasks faced by financial advisors. Guest
contributor John Minahan accomplishes this by evaluating the belief systems
of managers - understanding how biases and operational cultures affect
With wild swings in the price of oil
a daily occurrence, Ron Brounes looks at the underlying causes, and frames
the discussion as a debate between those who believe supply/demand factors
are forcing prices up, and those who believe the source of he volatility
lies with speculators.
Reverse mortgages are gaining
popularity as a planning tool and a source of liquidity for retiring
seniors. They are also the subject of controversy, and guest
contributor Diogo Teixeira looks closely at one question - whether reverse
mortgages are too expensive relative to other alternatives.
Our interview with Ken French
last week drew a number of responses, and we publish two Letters to the Editor, which question
French's advocacy of passive over active management.
Lastly, Ken Kam provides the latest chapter in the ongoing debate over
whether his Marketocracy fund demonstrates the ability to identify skillful active managers.
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