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Barry Ritholtz is the Chairman & Chief Investment Officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management. Launched in 2013, RWM is a financial planning and asset management firm, with $825 million in assets. The firm offers a variety of services to the investing public.
Barry was named one of the 15 Most Important Economic Journalists in the United States, and has been called one of The 25 Most Dangerous People in Financial Media. Barry is the host of Bloomberg’s Masters in Business podcast series, and he writes a daily column for Bloomberg View as well as a twice-monthly column on Personal Finance and Investing for The Washington Post. He was previously the author of the popular Apprenticed Investor columns at TheStreet.com.
One of the few strategists who saw the the coming housing implosion and derivative mess far in advance, Barry issued warnings about the market collapse and recession in time for his clients and readers to seek safe harbor. Dow Jones Market Talk noted that “many market observers predict tops and bottoms, but few successfully get their timing right. Jeremy Grantham and Barry Ritholtz sit in the latter category.” His observations are unique in that they are the result of both quantitative data and behavioral economics.
Barry is a frequent commentator on economics and financial markets, and has appeared as a regular guest in several major media outlets. He has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal’s Quite Contrary column (August 3, 2004; Page C3), and was the subject of several Barron’s interviews (December 8, 2008 and October 26, 2010). He was honored to be the dedicatee of Stock Trader’s Almanac’s 40th Anniversary edition in 2007 and the Yahoo Tech Ticker’s Guest of the Year in 2009.