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Entries by Dan Solin from 08/2012

The Massive Hypocrisy of the 'Seeking Alpha' Conference

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

those attending presumably assumed they were there to learn from real "alpha" experts, which is a fancy term describing the value added by a fund manager over its designated benchmark. They must have been disappointed.

Two Silly Predictions You Should Ignore

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

Investors suffer from the perfect storm of collective amnesia and cognitive dissonance when it comes to evaluating the predictions of self-styled stock market gurus.

Flawed Advice for Picking Mutual Fund 'Winners'

| Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

A 10 year record of stellar performance is not predictive of future performance. Instead, investors would be far better served limiting their portfolios to globally diversified, low-management fee index funds in an appropriate asset allocation.

Stop the Carnage

| Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

A key reason for the low balances of the even those at the top of the pecking order for 401(k) plans is unconscionable fees imposed by the mutual fund industry.