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Stupid Investment Phrases

By Morgan HouseNov. 14, 2013 My job requires reading a lot of financial news. It’s one of my favorite parts. But it gives me a front-row seat to the downside of financial journalism: gibberish, nonsense, garbage, and drivel. And let … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Bad Investment Theories Ever Die?

by Barry RitholtzDecember 22, 2012 “The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.” — Joan Robinson This time of year is … Continue reading

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Financial TV is Financial Porn

by Satyajit Das September 12, 2011 Financial TV is pornography—sleazy, intrusive, seeking to titillate, and shock. During a crisis, these programs can be compulsive. Once, pornographic scripts had a passing interest in improbable plot and implausible dialogue. In the Coen … Continue reading

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Bankers! Sheesh!

Ok, by now you should be able to tell that I have a distinct distaste for anything bankerish. Frank Capra’s characterization in “It’s a Wonderful Life” seems to have been about spot on for nearly all bankers. Herewith, I now … Continue reading

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The Making and Bursting of Bubbles.

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