The Irrelevant Investor

As Director of Research at Ritholtz Wealth Management, Michael Batnick, CFA reads research publications and stays on top the latest trends in the industry. Michael is a member of the investment committee and heads up the company’s internal research efforts. He spends most of his time developing and implementing risk management and portfolio strategies for the firm’s clients.

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Awards & Publications

Michaels' been featured in many publications such as CFA Instittue, CNBC, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, Barron's, Fortune, The Motley Fool, NASDAQ, Business Insider, Business Insider

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These Are the Goods

Articles It’s easy to underestimate our ability to change in the future By Morgan Housel You don’t live longer than any human in history without getting a few things right By Derek Thompson US stocks, bonds and real estate are the most trusted a...

Buy Low, Buy High

The last twenty years haven’t been great for U.S. investors. Specifically, it hasn’t been great for lump sum investors. If you invested $10,000 in the S&P 500 in 1999, you could have $29,800 today if you were able to hold on. But how many people ...

Animal Spirits: Record Outflows

Today’s Animal Spirits is presented by YCharts. Mention Animal Spirits to receive 20% off On today’s Animal Spirits we discuss: The gap is closing between active and index Can unemployment signal a recession Some more unemployment numbers J.P....

The Wrong Debate

The Wall Street Journal put out an article about the under performance associated with high fee mutual funds. They say: “Consider the performance difference between high-fee and low-fee active funds focused on large-cap U.S. stocks. Over the past ...

Was That The Bottom?

Since the market bottomed On December 26th, the S&P 500 has gained nearly 9%, the strongest nine-day return since 2011. Everybody wants to know whether that was it, but there are no rules for how bear markets end, which is part of what makes investin...