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BARRY RITHOLTZ: This is the most dangerous attitude an investor may have

'Pursuing alpha, or above-market returns, means you will occasionally forsake beta and matching the market'

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DAVID ISAACSON: Ashwin Willemse exposes the depth of rugby's race problem

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