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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reflexive Inflation?

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

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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.

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Putting it All on Black

I like that ultimate contrarian play, but it may be a bit too diversified.  For that real home run opportunity, you might look at putting it all in the Bobo-Dex 10.

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The China Conundrum

A Wall Street Journal article this morning got me thinking about the growing disconnect between market-cap weighted indexes and the GDP-share of emerging economies, and in particular, China.

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Here's My Plan, Jim

We take all the stocks excluded from the fundamental indexes; all the stocks that don't pay dividends; all the stocks shunned by the Intellidex indexes, rotated out of sector rotation ETFs and cast aside by the quant strategies.