So-called "smart beta" is having a day in the sun. Pioneered by the very smart Rob Arnott, the basic idea is: don't invest in an index weighted by market cap -- invest in one that weights according to a non-market fundamental value measure, or even equally.
No one is talking much about gold these days, since gold is typically viewed as a hedge against inflation, and there's very little inflation around. Even worse, if the Fed raises rates, gold becomes less attractive as an investment.
As a contrarian investor, I'm always looking to buy what people are selling and sell what they're buying. It's the only way to ensure you're getting a reasonable price. This often leads me to forsaken corners of the investment world.
First, let your greed overcome all regard for the stability of the global market, and overcome your aversion to illegal activities. Then say away from people like me, because I'd like to see you thrown in jail.