Market Beaters - DFA Featured in Barrons Who says the markets are efficient? Using an investment strategy built around the pioneering work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Eugene Fame, Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) has delivered astounding results. Read more.

Betting Against The House Markets have 101 ways to remind us of Nobel laureate Merton Miller’s observation: Diversification is the investor’s best friend. Read More.

84% of Actively Managed U.S. Equity Funds Underperformed Their Benchmark in 2011 NEW YORK, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings released today by S&P Indices for its full year 2011 S&P Indices Versus Active Funds Scorecard (SPIVA) show that approximately 84% of actively managed U.S. equity funds underperformed their relative S&P benchmark in 2011. Over … Continue reading

The Good Old Days? "The hardest arithmetic for human beings to master," wrote the great American working man's philosopher Eric Hoffer, "is that which enables us to count our blessings." It's a piece of wisdom worth recalling after another year that has tested the nerve of many investors and prompted questions about what current generations … Continue reading

Living with Volatility The current renewed volatility in financial markets is reviving unwelcome feelings among many investors-feelings of anxiety, fear, and a sense of powerlessness. These are completely natural responses. Acting on those emotions, though, can end up doing us more harm than good. Read More