Ken French is one of the academic gurus behind the Three Factor Model approach to investing. We incorporate this approach into our recommended portfolios. (Take a look at our Building Portfolios page for more detail on this). He is also Director of Investment Strategy for Dimensional and the Carl E. and Catherine M. Heidt Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Ken has recently discussed current market conditions in an online forum with Henry Blodget on Yahoo! Finance. In the three video segments below, Professor French comments on buy-and-hold investing, active vs. passive management, and the role of commodities in a portfolio.
I strongly encourage you to take the time to watch these three small videos:
Buy and Hold vs. Timing the Market
Stock Picking vs. Index Investing
Commodities and Your Portfolio