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What You Should Know About Variable Annuities

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

A variable annuity is a mutual fund-type investment contract between the investor and an insurance company, under which the insurer agrees to make periodic payments to the investor, beginning either immediately or at some future date. So how do they work?

The Secret To Higher Expected Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Is there something these passive investors know that you don't? Why have they thrown in the towel and abandoned the quest for alpha?

Pimco's Gross Jumping Into Managed Futures

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

Over the past few months I have been hearing a lot of pouting regarding managed futures. A lot of managers are having a hard time raising money because of poor recent performance and some are paring back their marketing efforts.

Investing Costs That Will Devour Your Returns (And How to Avoid Them)

Jon Stein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Money
Jon Stein

What's a reasonable fee to pay for investing your own money? The answer: Much less than what you're probably paying for your 401(k) -- and the worst bit is you might not even realize it.

The Odds Are Stacked Against You

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 03.16.2012 | Money

BOSTON -- More than 4 out of 5 managers of stock mutual funds failed to beat the market last year. It's the kind of news you might expect someone lik...

Are Entrepreneurs A Better Bet In The Stock Market?

The Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Entrepreneurs are an investor's best bet these days, according to one college professor turned money manager recently profiled by the Wall Street Jour...

Financial Fitness and Physical Fitness

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Most of us want to be physically fit, but very few of us are. The same holds true with financial security. As my father (and many others) used to say, "A lot of people want to go to heaven but no one wants to die to get there."

A Mutual Fund Run By Robots

ft.com | Lindsay Whipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Monex, a Japanese online brokerage, will next month introduce the country's first entirely computer-managed mutual fund, based on programmes developed...

Mutual Funds See Worst Start Of Year In More Than A Decade

Financial Times | Deborah Brewster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

All but one of the 25 largest US mutual fund managers saw their long-term assets fall in the first quarter, as returns dived and investors pulled out ...