Archive for August, 2006

Does ‘SEC Total Return’ Help or Hurt Investors?

Millions of investors put money for retirement into mutual funds selected on the basis of “SEC total returns” and the name of the fund. For example, many investors are likely to chose “XYZ Long-Term Nest Egg Fund” with SEC 10-year total returns of 8%, over “ABC Fund” with total returns of 5% in the […]

Major Reform of Pension Laws Will Alter Capital Flows

On August 3, 2020, by a vote of 93 to 5, the US Senate passed the “Pension Protection Act of 2006″, already approved by the House of Representatives on July 28, 2020 and now going to President Bush to be signed into law. This massive bill (907 pages) is a major piece of legislation that, like […]

Paradox?: Despite Massive Selling, Equity Positions Hold Steady

According to Federal Reserve flow of funds table B100e, ownership of equities, as a percent of total household assets has ranged from 20% to 25% since 2002 — about the same level as in 1994-1995, before the speculative bubble over the turn of the century. How can this be? Flow of funds table F100 shows […]

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