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Brian Decker
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Three Reasons the "Downs" Have Greater Impact In An "Up and Down" Stock Market

Brian Decker, a financial planner and founder of Decker Retirement Planning Inc., argues that it is much more important for investors to consider the downside in turbulent markets than the upside.

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Is the adoption of electronic trading in fixed income on par of that in the FX sector?




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Equity ETFs See $23 Billion in New Inflows During May

If April showers bring May flowers, then geopolitical tensions over the last month prodded investors to put over $20 billion of fresh capital into exchange traded funds.

The Risk Contribution of Stocks, Parts 1-3 - Recap

In a new white paper, "Looking Under the Hood," Ampersand authors recap the risks associated with a 60/40 stock/bond portfolio, showing that 92% of the risk is contributed by stocks.

US Stock Buybacks – A Long Term Perspective

In a recent published newsletter, DataTrek's Nicolas Colas examined the long term implications of stock buybacks and their idiosyncrasies.

Articles

Hedge Funds' AUM Appetite Seen Growing

Hedge funds' assets under management and their appetite for investments, including equities, is expected to grow this year.

High-Frequency Trading Divides Buyside

When a veteran like Robert Shapiro says he isn't sure exactly how high-frequency traders operate and how they impact institutional orders, then it's safe to say that he is not alone.

High-Frequency Trading Divides Buyside

When a veteran like Robert Shapiro says he isn't sure exactly how high-frequency traders operate and how they impact institutional orders, then it's safe to say that he is not alone.

High-Frequency Trading Divides Buyside

When a veteran like Robert Shapiro says he isn't sure exactly how high-frequency traders operate and how they impact institutional orders, then it's safe to say that he is not alone.

Young Guns Hit the Trading Floor

Fresh-faced yet experienced graduates are entering investment firms in strong numbers. And this crop of bright young things is bringing new skills and placing new demands on the buyside.

Charting the Way to Alpha

Portfolio managers at Boston Private Bank & Trust lean on Keith Gentile for more than trading.