Vim In The VIX

I've got the solution, Jim: Forget large-caps and bonds, and put it all on the VIX instead. Analysis

Iceberg Dead Ahead Captain!

OK, Matt - I'll jump on with EAFE.  International markets make me even more nervous than the U.S. market right now if that's possible. Analysis

Introducing EAFE

One more minor point and I'll get off of my international soapbox. I have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating: When are they going to start reporting on the returns of the MSCI EAFE index on the evening news? Analysis

What, Me Worry?

Yes, I know all of that's right.  But I guess I just have that sickening feeling you get when you know a bear market is on the way. Analysis

Indexing In A Globalized Era

Don't be so dour, Jim.  The history of globalization is a history of increased global prosperity, not just for developing nations but for the developed world as well. I'm not sure why that will change in the future. Analysis

Priced to Perfection

Matt - your blog on CPI really brings to mind the fragility of global markets and the global economy. It seems like a funny thing to say during a go-go market, I know. Analysis

Reflexive Inflation?

One of my favorite indexes, and certainly one of the mostimportant in the world, is the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Analysis

GDP Weighting

Matt's comments the other day, together with the "alternative weighting" panel we're recording today for Journal of Indexes made me think about some things, like China.