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Mark Hulbert

author Image Mark Hulbert is editor of the Hulbert Financial Digest, a newsletter that ranks the performance of investment advisory newsletters. It is published monthly and is located at 5051B Backlick Rd., Annandale, Va. 22003; 703/750-9060.

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Area of Expertise: performance of investment advisers

Website: www.marketwatch.com/hulbert

Books: "The Hulbert Guide to Financial Newsletters" and "Interlock: The Untold Story of American Banks, Oil Interests, the Shah’s Money, Debts and the Astounding Connections Between Them"

Topics Presented in Speeches: lessons learned from which investment strategies have worked, and which have not worked, over the long term

Email: mark.hulbert@dowjones.com

Mark Hulbert is editor of The Hulbert Financial Digest (HFD), which has rated the performance of investment newsletters for more than 30 years. In 2002 the HFD became a service of MarketWatch. Since then, in addition to continuing to edit the monthly HFD newsletter, Hulbert has written a three-times-a-week investment column for the MarketWatch website. From 1998 through early 2010, Hulbert wrote a column on investment strategies for the Sunday New York Times.  For the 11 years before that, he was a columnist on the same subject for Forbes magazine. Hulbert has co-authored two books: “The Hulbert Guide to Financial Newsletters” (Dearborn, 1993) and “Interlock: The Untold Story of American Banks, Oil Interests, the Shah’s Money, Debts and the Astounding Connections Between Them” (Richardson & Snyder, 1982).

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    When You're Hot, Your're Hot! Or Are You Not?

    Investment Newsletters Column: Testing the

    June 1998 | Journal

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    Just How Important Are Newsletters' Telephone Hotlines?

    Investment Newsletters Column: Investors seem to prefer newsletters that have hotlines. But do newsletters with hotlines perform any better than those without? A look at the numbers.

    April 1998 | Journal

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    What Portfolio Size Is the Best Fit for Following an Investment Newsletter?

    Investment Newsletters Column: Some newsletters have large model portfolios, trade frequently, and are appropriate only for large investor portfolios. Others work quite well for small portfolios.

    November 1997 | Journal

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    What the Gold Market Reveals: The Anatomy of a Bear Market

    Investment Newsletters Column: Can you keep your buy-and-hold convictions during a bear market? If you can't, it's better to know sooner--while we re still in a bull market--rather than later.

    September 1997 | Journal

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    The Past 17 Years and What They May Reveal About the Future

    Investment Newsletters Column: The two newsletters that beat the market over the last 17 years on a risk-adjusted basis are cautious on the market.

    June 1997 | Journal

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    A Fresh Look at Some Old Anomalies: Are They Still Successful?

    Investment Newsletters Column: Is it time for investors to rethink their commitment to the better-known anomalies?

    April 1997 | Journal

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    Timing and Selection Within the Bond Market: A Look at the Record

    Investment Newsletters Column: How have bond fund advisers performed? An analysis of market timing and mutual fund selection among bond fund newsletters.

    November 1996 | Journal

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    Newsletters That Focus on Mutual Funds: How Do They Stack Up?

    Investment Newsletters Column: Should you use an advisory newsletter to guide your mutual fund decisions? A look at the performance of mutual fund newsletters.

    September 1996 | Journal

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    Gold Loses Its Luster for Newsletters That Seek to Time the Market

    Investment Newsletters Column: A look at the performance of newsletters that time the gold market indicates that asset allocation, rather than timing, offers more promise for gold investors.

    June 1996 | Journal

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    One-Year Rankings: Not Even a Guide for Short-Term Performance

    Investment Newsletters Column: Comparing 1995's winners with those of 1994 reveals a disparity that tells you nothing about performance--short-term or long-term

    April 1996 | Journal