Category: Zvi Bodie

Why the U.S. Treasury Should Issue More TIPS

May 13th, 2013 in 2013, Business Week, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

Remember when a group of 23 conservative economists, hedge fund managers, and Republican strategists called on the Federal Reserve to discontinue quantitative easing in an open letter addressed to chairman Ben Bernanke in 2010?…

Expert quote:

“With all the uncertainty about future rates of inflation, there is nothing irrational about investing some of one’s wealth in TIPS, at a negative real interest rate, in order to eliminate this uncertainty.”

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The One Safe Investment and Why You Never Hear About It

May 10th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, PBS, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

Economist Zvi Bodie, perhaps the country’s foremost expert on pension finance, insists that every American at least consider an investment that financial advisors almost never mention…

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Despite risks, retirement savers plow into target-date funds

May 8th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, Reuters, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

A torrent of money flowing into target-date funds suggests many retirement investors may be ignoring the risks of this key category…

Expert quote:

“Hedge your urgent needs. Only risk wealth that you can afford to lose. The providers of target are not offering guarantees.”

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Pay Down Debt Or Save? The Spock Vs. McCoy Debate

April 30th, 2013 in 2013, Forbes, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

An age-old problem in personal finance is whether to focus on paying down debts or increase savings…

Expert quote:

“Especially in the good times, always consider worst-case scenarios.”

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Structured Products Are More Available, but Awfully Confusing

April 22nd, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Management, Wall Street Journal, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

High yield plus protection of principal can be a hard combination to find. Increased access to so-called structured products gives independent investment advisers another place to look…

Expert quote:

“These structured products, used appropriately, are fine. It’s just that, in general, ordinary people have a hard time understanding the risks that they’re exposed to.”

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How Congress May Have Put Your Pension at Risk

April 15th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

The federal government insures the private pensions of 43 million Americans—shielding their retirements from the fallout of a bankrupt employer, or a labor union investment portfolio that goes belly up…

Expert quote:

“Exactly when you need the assets, they are not going to be there.”

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Should you dump TIPS and buy stocks?

April 12th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

For 16 years, Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) have been an investment of choice for Americans saving for retirement…

Expert quote:

“I Bonds are insured not only against inflation but against deflation. The real rate adjusted for inflation can never go below zero.”

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Advisers Gain Access to Complex Structured Products

March 14th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Management, Wall Street Journal, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

Increased access to structured products is offering independent investment advisers new ways to generate yield and protect skittish clients…

Expert quote:

“These structured products, used appropriately, are fine. It’s just that, in general, ordinary people have a hard time understanding the risks that they’re exposed to.”

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The Biggest Financial Asset in Your Portfolio Is You

February 11th, 2013 in 2013, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

What is probably your most important asset?…

Expert quote:

“I see myself, for example, as a convertible bond. I’m protected by tenure at a solid university and have the potential to do extra things for income. I have a lot more capacity to take risk in my portfolio than I choose to use. I’m risk-averse, don’t like to gamble and don’t get a kick out of winning. I hate to lose.”

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Finance Professors Preaching ETFs To Their Students

February 8th, 2013 in 2013, Business Insider, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

Since the dawn of financial innovation, legendary gurus have always held the spotlight, as these individuals helped shape and develop the market we know today…

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