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This Week’s Sign the Lunatics Are Running the Asylum

Among the most-needed changes currently under debate in the pending financial reform bill in Congress is an overhaul of the ratings agencies. These agencies get paid by the firms whose products they rate – a rather obvious conflict of interest … read more…

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“The Hidden Costs of Mutual Funds”

Must-read article in yesterday’s WSJ: The Hidden Costs of Mutual Funds Portfolio managers can rack up steep expenses buying and selling securities, but that burden isn’t reflected in a fund’s standard expense ratio. How much does it cost you to … read more…

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This Week’s Sign the Lunatics Are Running The Asylum

Presented without commentary. Losing Mutual Funds Still Enjoy Big Paydays. Despite 2008 decline, some fund giants garnered more than $300 million in fees Many mutual-fund investors suffered heavy losses in 2008, but managers of some of the largest stock funds … read more…

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