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Entries by Dan Solin from 04/2010

The Peril of Prognostication

| Posted 04.06.2010 | Business
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Relying on financial "experts" who purport to predict the future is insidious. Not only are they as likely to be wrong as right, but listening to them distracts investors from demanding long term, instructive historical data

This Index Fund Can Clobber Your Returns

| Posted 04.13.2010 | Business

Recently, I reviewed the investment options available in a mid-size 401(k) plan. There was one index fund in the mix, which the plan administrator proudly pointed out to me. It was the Dreyfus S&P 500 Index Fund.

So Many Investors to Fleece, But So Little Time

| Posted 04.20.2010 | Business

To borrow a line from those who opposed health care reform, I think we need to discard the present system and start all over again.

A New Lexicon for Investors

| Posted 04.27.2010 | Business
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Regulatory reform? Don't count on it. Real reform will only come by changing the habits of individual investors so they no longer play the role of victim in a process that is set up to separate them from their money.