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Entries by Dan Solin from 03/2010

Dirty Tricks That Keep Your 401(k) Returns in the Gutter

| Posted 03.02.2010 | Business

An index fund with a high expense ratio should be an oxymoron. Yet, brokers continue to advise investors to buy these funds.

Are You Compelled to Make Bad Investing Decisions?

| Posted 03.09.2010 | Business

Why do so many intelligent people act so irrationally with their investments? It turns out that we may be programmed to do so.

SEC Snags the Understudy But Ignores the Big Players

| Posted 03.16.2010 | Business

Given a self-styled stock market "psychic"'s track record, shouldn't the SEC place some constraints on members of the securities industry who purport to be able to predict the future?

Would a Default by Greece Be the Beginning of the End?

| Posted 03.23.2010 | Business

Here's the Armageddon scenario: First Greece defaults, then Portugal, then Spain. Is the viability of the euro currency an issue? Rather than relying on predictions, there are some practical steps you can take to protect your portfolio.

Take the Bulls-Eye Off Your Back!

| Posted 03.30.2010 | Business

I know there are exceptions, but my basic view is that the securities and insurance industries are in the business of separating you from your money. Of course, it takes two to tango, but you don't have to help them.