The Decline of Eastern Values

If you browsed the title of this article quickly, your eyes probably played a trick you.  Chances are good you saw “Western” instead of “Eastern.”

It appears that the sentiment of moral decay in the West is a popular one.  […] Continue Reading…

Charles Sizemore Discusses Actively-Managed ETFs

Charles Sizemore gave his thoughts on actively-managed ETFs to Jane Wollman Rusoff in the October issue of Research Magazine.  Here are a few highlights from the article:
That new kid on the block with the monogram “ETF” isn’t just passing […] Continue Reading…

What’s Working in 2011?

2011 has been a rough year for investors.  Stocks, as measured by the S&P 500, are down nearly 8% for the year and down 14% from the April highs.  And while 14% may not sound like all that much […] Continue Reading…

Greece: The Questions Investors Should be Asking

Will Greece default, or won’t she?  This seems to be the question on every investor’s lips, and the uncertainty surrounding the outcome has the markets on edge.

I have no inside information about how this crisis will be resolved, and […] Continue Reading…

A Greater Fool and Evil to Boot

The Mises Institute, dedicated to “proceeding ever more boldly against evil,” appears to take issue with some of my comments on gold ($GLD $GC_F):
Charles Sizemore, CFA, wrote back in June, “Gold today is as risky as tech stocks in […] Continue Reading…