Daniel R. Amerman, CFA

Articles by Daniel R. Amerman, CFA

With comparatively little fanfare, Fidelity Investments has announced that 100% of their $115 billion Cash Reserves fund, the world's largest money fund, will be invested in US government debt by December 1st of 2015. It is expected that...
The energy systems which drove the global stock market rout have been building for months and years, and by the spring of this year, the danger flags were clearly flying. Indeed, as I wrote in May of 2015 in an analysis titled "A Financial...
Game theory is a hot topic in many fields right now and for good reason - it can uncover better ways of making decisions that are often otherwise missed. A particularly good example is the uncommon insights that game theory can deliver for...
Roth Individual Retirement Accounts are an uncommonly attractive and powerful method of creating wealth for retirement when viewed from the usual financial perspective. What sets them apart is that contributions are made with after-tax...
With the Greek banks closing, capital controls being imposed, and the unwillingness of the European Central Bank to expand its emergency liquidity assistance program – the stability of the global financial system is officially in play....
Can the mere act of someone typing numbers into a computer transform our financial future and the standard of living for all of us?

To many people this may seem a quite theoretical or even absurd question. Surely the mere act of...
There are two quite different narratives for explaining the financial crisis of 2008, the resulting Great Recession and the chances for a new crisis. The first narrative revolves around theory and jargon. It's Keynesian versus Austrian...
The "Perfect Storm" of 1991, as described in the best-selling book by Sebastian Junger, resulted from massive weather systems converging to create the storm of a century.

In the financial world at this very moment, we have eight...
When investors pour cash into a market, all else being equal – prices rise. And when investors pull cash from a market – prices fall.

If we accept that simple relationship, and agree that the basic laws of supply and demand apply to...
Generally speaking, the chairperson of the Federal Reserve is treated by the mainstream financial media as being the very paragon of respectability. If the Fed says it – then the voice of economic authority has spoken, and we need to...

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