Archive for April, 2011

Your Performance May Vary

By • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: Investor Mistakes, Mutual Funds, Personal Investing

The April 18, 2011 issue of Barron’s has a story about America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors.  How are those elite few chosen?  The article tells us, “Our ranking is based on each advisor’s assets under management, revenue generated for his or her firm, and the quality of the practice.” Wait. Did I read that right? […]



The Big Dangers of Small Print

By • Apr 7th, 2011 • Category: Investor Mistakes, Mutual Funds, Personal Investing, The Economic Scene

Can the economic collapse of 2008-09 be blamed on small print? I think the evidence supports that idea. In October 2008, as the Great Recession was in full bloom, CBS’s 60 Minutes went searching for the causes of the calamity.  They reported, among other things, that deep within the swirling mortgage mess were credit default […]