Hamilton Nolan · 01/26/16 05:51PM

“The 20 most profitable hedge funds for investors earned $15 billion last year while the rest of the industry collectively lost $99 billion.”

You Thought You Would Get Rich Investing in Etsy—Nope

Hamilton Nolan · 01/11/16 01:36PM

Far be it from to claim to be the finest financial blog “in the markets,” but we can tell you this: your special “high flying” “IPO” stocks are getting clobbered!!!

Another Bad Year for Gold Bugs

Hamilton Nolan · 12/31/15 11:30AM

Gold, the favored investment of Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and the old man at the post office who invited you over to see his industrial-size canned bean supply room, is down for the third straight year.

Billionaire Investors Hilariously Tussle Over Who's More Moral

Hamilton Nolan · 11/11/15 04:17PM

Billionaire hedge fund mogul Bill Ackman (pictured) is in a tiff with billionaire Bershire Hathaway investment mogul Charlie Munger. The topic? Whose investments are more “moral.” Now that’s what I call comedy!

Hamilton Nolan · 11/05/15 02:21PM

The Chinese stock market, which crashed spectacularly this summer and sent the entire world into a medium-grade financial panic, is now back in bull market territory again. Booming! Invest now, before it collapses again next year.

Hamilton Nolan · 10/27/15 12:58PM

“The rationale for human advisers paying high fees is the expectation of earning greater net returns than one’s peers over time. Yet research shows that the opposite is true,” says a new study. “There is no supportive justification for owning high-fee funds.”

From Boom to Gloom? Doom Looms Soon

Hamilton Nolan · 10/15/15 03:25PM

In 2008, the global economy collapsed. But ever since bottoming out in 2009, we’ve been on a gangbusters recovery. Is it all going to come to an end soon? See for yourself.

Your Guide to Our New Financial Panic

Hamilton Nolan · 08/24/15 08:52AM

On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial average fell more than 500 points, capping off the worst stock market week in years. Panic selling has taken hold of nearly every market in the world. As we digest today’s even worse massacre (?), consider: how much should you panic?

Hamilton Nolan · 08/19/15 01:33PM

The Chinese stock market’s sickening recent plunge potentially endangers the entire global economy, but do not worry: China’s richest investors have already cashed out. Ignorant middle class investor-gamblers, don’t miss this unique chance to jump onto a sinking ship. Buy now!

Study: Hedge Funds Don't Do Shit, Suck 

Hamilton Nolan · 08/17/15 03:08PM

Hedge funds—which, as an asset class, are a scam—charge exorbitant fees in exchange for the sort of top-tier investment skill you supposedly can’t get with a dirt cheap index fund. A new study says that is bullshit.

Reminder: Don't Borrow Money to Invest

Hamilton Nolan · 07/07/15 09:18AM

China’s stock market, the most high-flying in the world lately, is now mired in its inevitable crash. What rises too high shall fall again. In the long run, it will be okay. Unless you did something stupid.