When Will We See More Gender Equality in Investing?

In many spheres, such as politics, media and entertainment, women have made considerable progress in reaching executive leadership positions, achieving higher pay, and building new enterprises. But this ascent hasn’t Read More

CNBC: Why drug prices are so difficult to bring down

This article was originally posted by Kari Firestone’s newest article discusses why the incentives for companies and research organizations may not be aligned with customers’ desire for lower drug Read More


Written by Kari Firestone On the anniversary of the Crash low on March 6, 2009, at 666 for the S&P 500, I want to commemorate that day both for the Read More

The Economist: Conglomerates will never die out, but their form is evolving

In this article, The Economist highlights the evolving form of the conglomerate as traditional industrial conglomerates break up, tech firms are bulking up. Click here to read the full article Read More

CNBC: Controversy, dissent and baggage are good for your stock portfolio

This article was written for Having more than one decision-maker can only work if the participants can handle the fights and come away scuffed-up but, basically, uninjured. Who has Read More

Barron’s: Why Don’t Women’s Organizations Want Women Managing Their Endowments?

This article was written by Karen Firestone and appears in the most recent issue of Barron’s. A few years ago, I was invited to appear on CNBC as a commentator Read More

CNBC: Unlike other industries, experience doesn’t necessarily increase rate of success on Wall Street

This article was written by Karen Firestone for CNBC. Many years ago, I learned from an older fund manager that, at 4:00 p.m., you need to wipe that day’s action Read More

NYT: After a Market Swoon, Investors Are Seeking Safety

While the stock market has shocked us back to the reality that markets don’t just go up all the time, we have seen the logical buying of very oversold stocks Read More

CNBC: Halftime Report

Kari appeared via video link on Halftime Report this week to discuss the recent selloff. Watch the full video on

CNBC: The market is pricing in ‘widespread disaster’ that’s hard to see

All those cynics who, for years, have predicted the end of the longest bull market in history, have finally been correct. Click here to read my new piece on

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