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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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April 30, 2001

Another LTCM Fiasco?

By Gregory Bresiger

The trade group representing the hedge fund industry wants its members to have the ability to advertise. The Managed Futures Association (MFA) says it is going to ask the Securities and Exchange Commission to waive its 80-year rule barring ads of the risky funds. MFA wants the right to use tombstones in print publications.

The Investment Company Institute will oppose the proposed change, arguing that hedge funds are "risky pools." The group will also argue that advertising would facilitate another Long Term Capital Management disaster. ART-