Monthly Archives: September 2011

‘Helicopter Ben’ risks destroying credit creation – FT.com

‘Helicopter Ben’ risks destroying credit creation – FT.com. By Bill Gross.  Excellent article!

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SEC Looks Into Effect of ETFs – WSJ.com

SEC Looks Into Effect of ETFs – WSJ.com. ETFs, which typically track market indexes, trade on exchanges like stocks. Exchange-traded funds have surged in popularity and now generate 35% to 40% of exchange trading volume, according to Morningstar Inc. Such … Continue reading

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John C. Bogle: How the Index Fund Was Born – WSJ.com

John C. Bogle: How the Index Fund Was Born – WSJ.com. The idea that passive equity management could outpace active management—then the mutual fund industry’s universal strategy—was derogated and ridiculed. The fund, now called the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, was … Continue reading

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Why Levies on High-Speed Trading Won’t Work – WSJ.com

Why Levies on High-Speed Trading Won’t Work – WSJ.com. The typical high-frequency firm earns a profit of well under one-hundredth of 1% per transaction, say traders and analysts. A tax rate of just 0.01% “would instantly wipe out HFT,” says … Continue reading

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Why Bond Funds Aren’t Worth Their Fat Fees – WSJ.com

Why Bond Funds Aren’t Worth Their Fat Fees – WSJ.com. Bill Gross numbers.

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When To Trust a Hedge Fund Rookie – WSJ.com

When To Trust a Hedge Fund Rookie – WSJ.com.

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On Wall St., a Keynesian Beauty Contest – NYTimes.com

On Wall St., a Keynesian Beauty Contest – NYTimes.com.

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U.S. Said to Be Ready to Sue Banks Over Mortgages – NYTimes.com

U.S. Said to Be Ready to Sue Banks Over Mortgages – NYTimes.com.

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Stock Mutual Fund Cash Levels Drop To New All Time Record Low | ZeroHedge

Stock Mutual Fund Cash Levels Drop To New All Time Record Low | ZeroHedge.

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