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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, 2004

A Faster Market On the Horizon?

By Gregory Bresiger

Michael LaBranche, CEO of the NYSE's largest specialist firm, says the fast market provisions of the proposed Reg NMS trade-through plan could force the Big Board to make technological changes.

"How will the fast market exception to the contemplated anti-trade-through procedures affect us? It may force us to abandon certain auction market principles to become a fast market," LeBranche wrote to regulators.