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Entries by Dan Solin from 10/2013

The Peril of Picking "Best" Mutual Funds

| Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

Maybe the question you should ask your broker is not: "Can you pick an actively managed fund that will outperform the benchmark"? Instead, ask: "How confident are you that the actively managed fund you are recommending will survive the next five years?"

Let's End the Charade

| Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

They drop poorly performing funds and select replacements with stellar recent track records. In making these choices, they often rely on the recommendation of their consultants, who dazzle them with charts and graphs supporting their selections. This ritual is repeated endlessly.

Best and Worst Investing Advice During the Shutdown

| Posted 10.15.2013 | Business

Especially in times of crises, those who succumb to Cramer's nonsense may find their retirement dreams seriously affected. For CNBC and Cramer, it's apparently of little concern, as long as those advertising revenues keep rolling in.

Investing Lessons From Recent Events

| Posted 10.22.2013 | Business

The S&P 500 is at an all-time high. It's up almost 8.5 percent since it closed April 30. I wonder how many investors achieved anything close to that increase in value in their personal holdings. Here are some lessons you can learn from these recent events.