For decades, September has been like quicksand for stock markets - dragging indexes down to their worst monthly performance of the year with shocking frequency. Will it happen again?
It's been nearly 35 years since the precursor to The Vanguard Group offered the first index-style mutual fund to individual investors. Indexing now accounts for about $1.6 trillion in investor[…]
Once on the academic fringes, behavioral economics has been gaining considerable ground over the past year. While not all economists, government policy makers and corporate financiers agree wholeheartedly with behavioral[…]
According to some estimates, high-frequency trading by investment banks, hedge funds and other players accounts for 60% to 70% of all trades in U.S. stocks, explaining the enormous increase in[…]