Archive for the ‘Regulations’ Category

Mike’s Thoughts on Regulations

I recently did this really awesome educational video for you on Bonds, but unfortunately I described the characteristics of bond mutual funds in layman terms without a bunch of disclosures, and approval from a higher up regulatory agency is required (come to find out). So that got me thinking about rules and regulations.  Should we have more or less, are they a cure-all panacea, and most importantly, what are the unintended consequences? Click on the video below to hear my crazy thoughts on regulations.  All right, they’re not really crazy, but I think the question of more or less is ... Read More

Aberrational Performance Taskforce

The Securities and Exchange Commission has a new computer system that allows them to siff out returns that are, well, too good to be true. While it’s unclear exactly how it works, it compares published numbers from hedge funds with what the computer says is average or what the underlying assets could be worth. If the numbers published are too generous, then the SEC is on the case! Click for more information  Aberrational Performance Taskforce Read More

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