Commentary

Brian Decker
Traders Magazine Online News

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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February 1, 2003

A Closer Look at Best Execution

By Gregory Bresiger

Among the new AIMR guidelines:

* Establishment of trade management policies and procedures that seek to maximize the value of client's portfolio within that client's investment objectives and constraints.

* Establishment of a trade management oversight committee.

* Implementation of firm wide trade management policy or policies.

* Implementation of a trade evaluation process.

* Establishment of clear firm-wide guidelines on broker selection and development of an approved brokers list.

* Firms should clearly disclose the actual and potential conflicts of interest that arise from step-outs, research obtained through soft dollars and interest in or material business relationships with market making firms.