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Scott Barclay
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2015 - Dow and S&P 500 lose, Nasdaq gain
So another year in the books .  2015 was the first year since 2008 that the DJIA lost value.  S&P500 too but the Nasdaq gained so where do you stand? Dow down 2.2% S& P 500 down 0.7% Nasdaq up 5.7% Have you heard from your financial guy lately? Same ol' sam...

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Down 7% In One Quarter, What Is Your Financial Guys Strategy, If Any?
What exactly are you paying for? Why do you have a financial guy? When the market is down 7% in one quarter, what is the strategy? These are all good questions for you to ask yourself and your financial guy. Remember that financial guys get paid by taking m...

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S&P500 down almost 7% in the 3rd quarter.  Has your financial advisor called you yet?  Did he tell you to sell in the 2nd quarter?  What are you paying for???

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Dow Off 500, How Many Financial Guys Have Seen This?
So with the DJIA off more than 500 points today and the correction firmly in place.  The biggest question I have is how many financial 'advisors' are new to the business in the last 7 years and what are they likely to do with their clients money? USA Today ...

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Calpers doing what you should - lower your fees!
Bottom line is that fees are everything. The investment business is built on the fallacy that they can invest better than you can. Not only that, they will charge you a fortune to invest your money regardless if they beat the indexes or not.  WOW. Finally, ...

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Calpers doing what you should do - lower your fees!
Calpers to Cut Ties With Many Fund Managers to Save on Fees By  ALEXANDRA STEVENSON JUNE 8, 2015 Photo Ted Eliopoulos, the chief investment officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, told reporters that the fund was in a "multiyear effor...

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Flash Crash in 2010 was a buying opportunity
So today one guy, one trader was charged with causing the flash crash in 2010.  That one guy can cause that kind of damage is amazing. See http://www.cnbc.com/id/102573733. The wikipedia link here at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Flash_Crash. Bottom lin...

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Index Investing versus Hedge Funds (and it's not even close!)
Warren Buffett has a message for public pensions, colleges and the like: Stop pouring money into expensive, high-end money managers. "The commission of the investment sins listed above is not limited to 'the little guy.' Huge institutional investors, viewed...

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Retirement Rules for Financial Advisors and Brokers May Tighten
This article from the WSJ.  It is about time that brokers should have to put their clients interest first.  I'm amazed that it hasn't always been a requirement!? Retirement-Account Standards May Tighten Brokers Would Have to Put Clients’ Interests First By ...

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Some Financial Guys, Stockbrokers and Advisors do provide value
For those that follow this blog, you know that I beat up and bruise financial guys often.  Most are not worth your time and certainly not worth managing your hard earned money - BUT NOT ALL . Some financial guys do provide value!  Yes, I have repeatedly sai...
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