Blind Capital

In 1856 Walter Bagehot created the term “blind capital” to describe a public flood of unwise speculative investments. Several asset bubbles and financial crises later, it is clear that neither the majority of private nor institutional investors have learned their lesson since then.

In this section, you will find articles about the follies of financial markets and common investing mistakes.

The foreseeable fall of a stock market darling posted April 25 2016

Smart Beta = Very Stupid No-Alpha posted December 17 2015

Preventing financial meltdowns posted November 17 2014

A perfect bubble? posted June 10 2014

The risks of risk management posted May 16 2014

From crisis to crisis posted April 11 2014

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