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Exponential Finance: Financial Advice In the Age of AI and Long Life

Ric Edelman is one the top financial advisors in the US. His firm, Edelman Financial Services, has 41 offices across the country. And he thinks, all …

Exponential Finance: Financial Advice In The Age Of AI And Long Life

Ric Edelman is one the top financial advisors in the U.S.. His firm, Edelman Financial Services, has 41 offices across the country. And he thinks, all things constant, most financial advisors as we’ve known them won’t be around much longer.<p>At Exponential Finance, Edelman said, “I firmly believe …

Financial Advisors Are Not Fungible

MarketWatch recently conducted an interesting survey. In it, they asked four "robo-advisors" and four human advisors to recommend portfolios for the same hypothetical investor.<p>The investor is a "fictional, but perhaps typical," 35-year-old with an average tolerance for risk and average financial …

Investing All Comes Down To Luck, Kahneman Says

A Noble Prize winner had some sobering comments today for hundreds of financial professionals at the IMCA 2015 New York Consultants conference in …

Hedge funds suffer worst start to year since 2008

Hedge funds have suffered their worst start to the year in performance terms since the financial crisis, as returns in March and January were both in …

Michael Lewis, 'Flash Boys,' and '60 Minutes'

Michael Lewis gave an interview to "60 Minutes" ahead of the publication of his book, "Flash Boys."<p>He alleges that the stock market is "rigged" by a …

More Proof That American Health Care Prices Are Sky-High

As anyone who's ever paid a health insurance premium or a hospital bill knows, medical care is expensive. What Americans may not know is that residents of other countries don't pay nearly as much for the same things.<p>The latest data from the International Federation of Health Plans, an industry …

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The Secret to Picking Actively Managed Mutual Funds

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I recommend against buying <i>any</i> actively managed mutual fund. Instead, I advise investing in a globally diversified portfolio of low-management-fee index funds, passively managed funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs), in an asset allocation suitable …

Too Much Indexing Is Not A Bad Thing

I’ve got some bad news for active managers. The growth of indexing does not increase your odds for outperformance. The percentage of active managers who beat their benchmarks over the past five years remains low whether investors embraced index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in a particular …

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FORTUNE — Facebook’s deals are becoming the stuff of legend. In the last few months alone, Mark Zuckerberg has spent $19 billion on a messaging app, and reports say he’s paying $60 million for a drone company. Today he announced Facebook’s latest head-scratcher: $2 billion for Oculus VR, the maker …