A New Boom In Hong Kong

China -- and Chinese ETFs -- are getting a lot more interesting. And that, of course, is saying something. Analysis


There's been a whole lot of press attention on those big bad ETFs that are going to get you. When did we lose sight of the fact that just about ALL ETFs are better than just about ALL actively managed mutual funds? Analysis

One Exchange To Rule Them All

Here's a question for the crowd: What's the fallout of all this exchange merger activity? Analysis

The 6 AM Blog

Today I start a tradition as audacious as the $5 shake from Pulp Fiction: The 6 a.m. Blog. So get your coffee and dig in to a new indexing tradition. Analysis

The Sky --Is-- Falling

That's what everyone says, Jim: That 30% seems a little Chicken Little-ish. But where was everyone in 2005? Analysis

The Real Estate Crisis

30, 40, 50% drops sound a bit chicken littleish to me, but I do think that real estate is primed for more fall - particularly if the economy softens. Analysis

Gold, Real Estate And Reality

What can I say, Jim? You trotted out the old argument about how gold has performed in the past. Haven't you seen the disclaimers? Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Analysis

Sound of Silence

Can you hear the tumbleweed rolling?  I launch a frontal attack on Hougan's manhood and...nothing.