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Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy and the business world. He started the Big Picture blog in 2003 and is the founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an asset management and financial planning firm. Ritholtz was previously the chief executive officer and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm for which he continues to consult. He is the author of "Bailout Nation" and is a graduate of Stony Brook University and Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He lives on New York's Long Island with his wife.

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The 10 Most Useless Phrases In Financial Markets

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Barry Ritholtz argues that these phrases are meaningless and should be phased out.

Sadly, One Letter Perfectly Captures The Recovery

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I used to think it was silly using the alphabet to describe the economy. But no longer.

So You Think You Can Time The Market?

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All it takes is a couple of lucky trades to end up with a false belief in one’s ability to jump in and out at the right times.

Top-Heavy Stock Indexes Are Nothing To Fear

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It’s not rare for a small group of equities such as Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.com to account for a large percentage of the S&P 500.

Big Tech Drives The Stock Market Without Much U.S. Help

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The FANG stocks get lots of their sales from countries that are doing better at managing the pandemic and reopening.

The Stock-Market Recovery Makes A Lot Of Sense

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The plunge in February and March was overdone based on the decline in earnings.

Stock Market's Wild Mood Swings Can Be Explained By Mr. Spock

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Think of the “Star Trek” character and the calm punctuated by fits of euphoria and bouts of despair will be easier to understand.

Inflation Worriers Will Be Wrong For A Second Time

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They warned of soaring prices after the financial crisis when deflation was the bigger risk. It probably is again.

Coronavirus Mortality Is A Reminder Of Why Models Are So Often Wrong

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Their downfall is the assumption that the future will be like the past.

Why You're Not One Of The World's Great Investors

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And that’s fine. You don’t have to be perfect to do perfectly well in the stock market.

How To Fill The Hole In Retirement Plans

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It’s not impossible, but it does require a level head and planning.

Maybe The Coronavirus Didn't End The Bull Market

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Every rally or bust has large counter moves that may not be a real break from underlying trends.

U.S. Can Get Bailouts Right This Time

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Terms in the financial crisis were too generous to most companies, but at least one rescue offers a promising template.

Wall Street Pros Panic Over Coronavirus While Mom And Pop Buy

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Passive investors calmly bought amid the market plunge while the titans liquidated.

As Bad As 2008? The Market's Fear Index Is Starting To Think So

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The spike in the VIX is a reason to be worried. The question is just how much.

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