Matt Levine is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about Wall Street and the financial world. He is a former investment banker, mergers and acquisitions lawyer, and high school Latin teacher. Levine was previously an editor of Dealbreaker. He has worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and...
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What does it mean that the markets are in the middle of a passive investing revolution, in which index funds and exchange-traded funds are seeing huge inflows while active managers are struggling? Perhaps it is a revolution in investor behavior: Perhaps the investing public has read the efficient-markets literature, understood Sharpe's inequality, and decided to just buy and hold broad indexes of stocks.
Last week, American Airlines Group Inc. offered its flight attendants and pilots pay raises of about five percent and eight percent, respectively, and Wall Street research analysts reacted like cartoon villains:I feel like you are not supposed to write that? Though I guess it gives you some bragging rights at the weekly research department happy hour. "What did you write about this week?" "Oh, you know, reiterated my buy rating on Snap, you?"
Where do you go if you have a sense of grievance, a fondness for cliché, and too much time on your hands? The obvious answer is "the internet," but true connoisseurs, and those who prefer to do their shouting face to face, know that the best answer is "corporate shareholder meetings."
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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