Our guest this week is Dr. Burton Malkiel. Dr. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank chairman's professor of economics at Princeton University. And he's also author of the widely influential investment book, "A Random Walk Down Wall Street." He's also the Chief Investment Officer at Wealthfront. He's a longtime professor in economics at Princeton, where he was also chairman of the economics department. Before that, he was the dean of the Yale School of Management, and William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies there from 1981 through 1988. Dr. Malkiel has served on boards of directors of several firms, including the Vanguard Group and on the investment committees of Active Investment Advisors, and the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Malkiel began his career in the investment banking department of Smith Barney & Co. He holds a BA and MBA degrees from Harvard and a PhD from Princeton University.
Bio and Background
Dr. Malkiel's bio
Malkiel. B.G. 2020. “A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing” (Twelfth Edition).” (New York: W.W. Norton & Co.).
Dr. Malkiel’s WealthFront blog
The 4% spending rule
10-year Treasury yield
Riquier, A. 2020. "Investing legend Burton Malkiel on day-trading millennials, the end of the 60/40 portfolio and more.” MarketWatch. July 15, 2020.
Wealthfront portfolio construction methodology
Malkiel, B.G. 2015. “How Much Should We Invest in Emerging Markets?” WealthFront blog; April 14, 2015.
Cyclically adjusted price/earnings ratio
Malkiel, B.G. 2020. “It’s a Good Time to Stock Up.” The Wall Street Journal; April 7, 2020.
Finke, M. 2020. "The Remarkable Accuracy of CAPE as a Predictor of Returns.” Advisor Perspectives. July 20, 2020
Equity risk premium data; Damodaran Online
Global CAPE ratio data; Star Capital
Morningstar Active/Passive Barometer
Rekenthaler, J. 2018. "The Paradox of Skill.” Morningstar. Dec. 17, 2018.
Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta US Large-cap Equity
Vanguard US Multifactor ETF
WealthFront Risk Parity
Kinder Morgan; Morningstar analysis
Kinder Morgan; Sustainalytics analysis
Facebook; Morningstar analysis
Facebook; Sustainalytics analysis