These Are the Goods


Facebook, in fact, is the biggest surveillance-based enterprise in the history of mankind.

By John Lanchester

Everyone is exposed to the same fundamental information and emotional influences.

By Howard Marks

Stocks look cheap here. I’ve been holding all this cash, waiting for an opportunity.

By Jesse Livermore

There is no such thing as no risk. There’s only this choice of what to risk, and when to risk it.

By Nick Maggiulli

Permabear funds and Black Swan funds have their place in a portfolio, as long as that portfolio isn’t mine or anyone’s I care about.

By Josh Brown

It has become fashionable these days to simultaneously predict the demise of everything.

Also, By Josh Brown

It’s almost impossible to tell if you’re being disciplined or irrational by holding on when your investment strategy is underperforming.

By Ben Carlson

The star rating points investors toward cheaper funds that are easier to own and likelier to outperform in the future.

By Jeffrey Ptak

Don’t misunderstand what “It’s different this time” actually means.

By Barry Ritholtz

People ask me what I do, and I get to tell them I’m a Marine.

By Kyle Gunn


The fantasy factor draft.

With Patrick O’Shaughnessy and Meb Faber

My two partners closed the door, took a mulligan and started over again.

With Ted Seides and Jim Dunn


One board in Florida cut a deal to put the McDonald’s logo on its report cards.

By Tim Wu