Allan Roth

Index Investor Corner

'Dumb Beta' Makes A Comeback

Market-cap-weighted indexes are starting to show outperformance over ‘smart beta.’

Index Investor Corner

Explaining 2014’s Mythical Market Meltdown

Commentary on why markets move the way they do or where they are going is a fool’s game.

Index Investor Corner

How ETF Fees Eat Away At Your Returns

If expense fees are ‘virtually free,’ why do they take a bite of your real return?

Index Investor Corner

A Boring Investor’s Gambling Portfolio

Even for boring index investors, it’s OK to have some fun with a gambling portfolio.

Index Investor Corner

Roth: Retort To ‘Problems With Index Funds’

Nine answers to Larry Swedroe's nine problems with index funds.

Index Investor Corner

Investors: Beware Sound Economic Analysis

Widely known information versus unique info is the key to understanding what moves markets.

Index Investor Corner

Roth: How To Earn A High, Risk-Free Return

Paying down or paying off your home mortgage is a great investment.

Index Investor Corner

Roth: Why Interest Rates Fooled Us

Using a laddered bond fund can soften the blow if and when rates do rise.

Index Investor Corner

Allan Roth: Sophisticated Fear And Greed

Investors need to stop listening to their irrational impulses, have a plan and stick to it, Roth says.