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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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May 31, 2003

Credit Suisse Trader Is Remembered

By Gregory Bresiger

Michael Patrick Beier, the courageous Credit Suisse First Boston trader who suffered from ALS and battled it to his last breath, has died at age 39.

"I have vowed to do anything and everything possible to help stop this disease so that my children will never be threatened," he recently said.

Beier, a New Yorker who grew up on Long Island, spent a decade as a director in the equity unit at CS First Boston.

Beier worked at trading even in the last months of his life. He also helped raise money to fight muscular dystrophy.

Beier was a national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and became actively involved with its "Wings Over Wall Street" project.

"Michael Beier's words and actions spoke loudly for people who are affected by ALS and he truly made a difference," said Robert Ross, CEO and president of MDA.