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New Ponzi Finance Paper Explains the Collapse of…

Ponzi Funds Paper by van der Beck, Bouchaud, and Villamaina Has a Dire Message for Index Funds Events...

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05 Jun 2024

Burton Malkiel on Index Funds: The FDIC May…

We discussed Princeton academic Burton Malkiel's continued cheerleading for passive investing here at Passive Parabellum, despite the mountain...

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05 Jun 2024

David Einhorn Exposes the Major Problems With Passive…

Greenlight Capital founder and prominent value investor David Einhorn cogently exposes the flaws inherent in index investing in...

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11 May 2024

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New Ponzi Finance Paper Explains the Collapse of ARKK and is Bad…

Ponzi Funds Paper by van der Beck, Bouchaud, and Villamaina Has a Dire Message for Index Funds Events are moving rapidly. The current state of understanding regarding index funds' effects on stock prices, valuations, and trading activity is accelerating. When we created Passive...

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05 Jun 2024

Burton Malkiel on Index Funds: The FDIC May Spoil the Party

We discussed Princeton academic Burton Malkiel's continued cheerleading for passive investing here at Passive Parabellum, despite the mountain of evidence, academic and in practice, that indexing is destroying market efficiency and price discovery. Recently, the esteemed professor wrote in an op-ed in the...

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05 Jun 2024

David Einhorn Exposes the Major Problems With Passive Index Funds

Greenlight Capital founder and prominent value investor David Einhorn cogently exposes the flaws inherent in index investing in his latest quarterly letter to shareholders. At the heart of the problems with passive investing is the simple algorithm that governs how funds are allocated....

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11 May 2024

Investing Legend David Einhorn: Passive Investing Broke the Stock Market

David Einhorn, founder and portfolio manager of Greenlight Capital, is well-known for speaking out on major issues affecting the financial markets. He called out Lehman Brothers questionable accounting practices in 2008 and wrote a book on the shenanigans at Allied Capital. In a...

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25 Apr 2024

Mike Green Educates Barry Ritholtz on the Major Flaws in Passive Investing

The man who has done more to expose the nonsensical foundations of passive investing, Mike Green, is at it again. The portfolio manager at Simplify Asset Management and former investment advisor to Silicon Valley tycoon Peter Thiel recently responded to pushback on his...

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27 Mar 2024

Emergency Vanguard 401(k) Hardship Withdrawals Hit a Record High in 2023

Vanguard 401(k) Hardship Withdrawals Increase to 3.6% of Client Base in 2023 Signs of economic distress are building, even though the initial jobless claims report released by the U.S. Department of Labor still shows that layoffs are subdued. However, there is significant debate...

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19 Mar 2024

Bloomberg Starts to See The Major Flaws in Passive Investing

John Authers of Bloomberg Admits Major Flaws in the Passive Investing Model John Authers, senior editor for markets at Bloomberg and a Bloomberg Opinion columnist wrote recently that there is a "strong case" that indexing is distorting market prices. This is refreshing even...

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07 Mar 2024

Passive Ponzi: A Dollar Into Index Funds Creates $17 of Market Value…

The Passive Ponzi: We have continually highlighted the work of Xavier Gabaix (Harvard University) and Ralph S. J. Koijen (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business) here on Passive Parabellum. Their ground-breaking 2021 paper, In Search of the Origins of Financial Fluctuations: The...

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24 Feb 2024

CFA Enrollment Plummeting as Analyzing Securities is Becoming Futile

The CFA or Chartered Financial Analyst designation has long been the gold standard for professionals in the investment industry. To earn the CFA credential, candidates must complete a three-level program covering topics such as ethical and professional standards, investment tools, financial statement analysis,...

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14 Feb 2024