In Episode 16 of the Rational Reminder Podcast we talked about the following:

  • How bad was last week’s market volatility?
  • Should you make changes to your portfolio in this market?
  • Are people better at predicting when markets are volatile?
  • How the market prices securities
  • The economy vs. the stock market
  • When do bear markets typically occur?
  • Will passive investing exacerbate the next correction?
  • Do index funds affect price discovery?
  • The power of capitalism
  • Index reconstitution
  • Risk over the long-term
  • Quant investing does not always pass robustness tests
  • 50% of business is marketing
  • Devil’s in the HML details
  • Dimensional has thought of everything


The charts that we talked about:

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