It’s never too late to become healthy

As far as the first assumption is concerned, it’s something natural for absolute majority of people: we all tend to take too many things for granted, including our health and excellent body shape. If you are one of those people, there’s a very easy way for you to dispel this illusion. Just compare the ideal […]

DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE

In the past several weeks, the SEC has attempted to single out certain key firms on Wall Street like Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, and others that took recovery funds as having engaged in deceitful accounting with a practice known as a ?Repo 105 transaction.? When testifying before the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets Internetowy Portfel , Insurance […]

GOVERNMENT-ENFORCED

Thanks to the recent swathe of banking regulation, investors can expect the money market funds associated with their brokerage accounts to become less and less temping as cash management products, with disastrous consequences for the system as a result. At the moment, these funds serve as a place to park uninvested funds  while looking for […]

WINDOW DRESSING

As pernicious as this may sound, the very fact that it has a common name, ?window dressing,? implies that it is a practice well known to executives and sophisticated investors, specifically the type of investors most likely to react to quarterly reports. The risk that does not appear on the statement is already known to […]

Financial Security

Dry as this may sound, what it means is that the SEC is now telling investors two things: investment-grade cash must be very liquid to be safe, and government Treasuries are one of the only safe and liquid investments. But the industry response remains abundantly clear: when ultra-low risk funds  with expected returns in the […]