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"Straight Story": Regulating Hedge Funds

Oct 2, 2004
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. The SEC wants to regulate hedge funds. Chris says it’s about time.
Posted In: Investing

Replacing Greenspan

Oct 2, 2004
Alan Greenspan, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, has to step down in January of 2006. The buzz over who will replace him has already started. Who’s on the short list? Find out from Kai’s interview with Nell Henderson, a Washington Post staff writer.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

The "Buzzword": Window Dressing

Oct 2, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: "Window Dressing." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Mailbag for October 2, 2004

Oct 2, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on social responsible investing, life insurance policies, and the Asian markets.
Posted In: Investing

401K Diversification

Sep 25, 2004
The first criminal trial stemming from the Enron corporate scandal started this week. When Enron collapsed it highlighted a problem of worker retirement plans: its workers had more than <i>50 percent</i> of their plans invested in Enron stock. But has the lesson been learned? Are American workers diversifying their work sponsored retirement plans? Not so, according to a recent study. Brian Bull reports.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

From the Money Matters Desk: An Investing Report on Selling Stocks

Sep 25, 2004
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line...we take on a tough but common question...when do you sell a stock? Kai puts that question to Mark Robertson, the senior contributing editor for Better Investing Magazine.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for September 25, 2004

Sep 25, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on giving a financial gift, banking overseas, and choosing an option arm mortgage.
Posted In: Charity, Investing

Mutual Funds Round Up

Sep 25, 2004
It's been a little over a year since the mutual fund scandal broke. How has the industry handled the scandal, and have things changed for the average investor? Kai interviews Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Educating Rico": Asset Allocation

Sep 18, 2004
In this month's installment of 'Educating Rico'...our financially challenged protagonist asks a simple, but confounding question: where should he put his money? Rico understands index funds, retirement accounts, and bonds. But now comes the next step: asset allocation.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

From the Money Matters Desk: A Consumer Report on Mutual Funds Ratings

Sep 11, 2004
Interested in investing in a mutual fund? Finding the best fund for your portfolio begins with understanding how funds are rated. Kai interviews Rita Lee, the Manager of Financial Analysis at Brouwer &amp; Janachowski. Check out her advice on where to start investigating funds.
Posted In: Investing

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