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Entries by Dan Solin from 09/2012

The Big Lie Is a Cruel Hoax

| Posted 09.04.2012 | Business

The perpetuation of the myth that you can pick outperforming actively managed funds through "research" is a cruel hoax. It makes ordinary investors feel inadequate when their efforts fail.

Big and Bigger Lies About Bond Fund Managers

| Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

Most often, investors looking for higher returns from their bond holdings invest in actively managed bond funds. They believe an active bond manager has the investment skill likely to increase returns over the benchmark index, while taking no more risk.

Lessons You Can Learn From This Wealthy Investor

| Posted 09.18.2012 | Business

Until Congress summons the courage to pass this Act, you need to heed the lessons you can learn from this experience of the DeBerrys.

The Big Flaw in Your 401(k) Plan

| Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

Take a look at your 401(k) plan investment options. They are most likely predominately actively managed funds, with management fees of 1 percent or higher. Ask your adviser to justify including these funds in the plan. Don't accept the glib, patronizing response you are likely to get.