New Money


April 2009


Reasons to Run From Leveraged Funds

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Let's say you think the S&P is bound to go up--way up--in the coming months. Why not double down with a leveraged fund that gives you double the return of the S&P? Or on the other hand, if you're convinced that a sector is going to fall hard, why not bet against it with a fund that returns three ...

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The Big Guys Are Loading Up on Stocks

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Not to suggest that if everybody's doing it so you should you, but a just-released Citigroup survey reported that almost two-thirds of institutional investors said they're looking to add more stocks to their portfolio. That's up 10 percentage points from Citi's December survey.

According to Citi,

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More Reasons to Invest in Index Funds

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Think your mutual fund manager can outrun the pack? You better really believe in him or her, because data spanning the past five years shows that nearly three-fourths of active managers have lagged their indexes over the past five years.

According to the just-released S&P Indices Versus Active Funds ...

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What It's Like to Be a Tax Collector

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Ever wonder what a day in the life of a tax collector is like? The book Confessions of a Tax Collector sheds some light. In this Time Q&A, author Richard Yancy--who spent more than a decade collecting overdue taxes from individuals and businesses--talks about the narcissistic pleasures of tax ...

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Top 5 Cities for Tax Procrastination

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Many of us put off doing taxes--once upon a time, I used to file the eve of April 15 (no more.) TurboTax went so far as to compile data on the cities hold the most procrastinators, based on a tally of last-minute online tax filings.

The second number represents the city's ranking on last year's ...

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Who Made Money in the First Quarter

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Despite a huge three-week rally that included a few phenomenal one-day gains, the first quarter was a downer. The S&P and the Dow lost 12 percent and 13 percent, respectively. (Speaking of downers, the WSJ says it will take a 96 percent rise in the S&P 500 just to get back to the high set in ...

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