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Tag: Investments

Collecting Treasures–Or Not

Watch this video on YouTube Almost everyone has a story about a cousin or an aunt who bought a box of junk at an auction and found in it a diamond ring worth several hundred dollars. Every once in a while a valuable painting by a famous artist turns up in...

Investment News Cites Rick Kahler

A May 27 Investment News article by Jason Kephart raises some interesting points about the importance of brand names when it comes to investment funds. The article focuses on an increased emphasis on bond funds by Fidelity Investments, which is a mutual fund company...

Mutual Funds, Futures Contracts Rules

Mutual funds that use futures contracts to invest in commodities are regulated, like other mutual funds, by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A recent rule change will require them to be registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as well. A recent...

Public Misconceptions of Private Equity

Watch this video on YouTube Some of the attacks on Mitt Romney as a Presidential candidate have focused on his tenure with the private equity firm Bain Capital. Critics and rivals have denounced Romney as “profiteering off the backs of fired workers,” and...

Timing the Market a Waste of Time

Theoretically, timing the market could give you a huge payoff. At a recent conference I attended sponsored by Dimensional Fund Advisors, Walton Wellington, Vice President of Investment Strategies, gave the following numbers. Suppose, 70 years ago, you put $1000 in a...