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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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November 1, 2004

Hard Dollars Are A Smoking Gun

By Editorial Staff

Buyside firms that replace soft dollars with hard dollars for research should keep a close watch on the tab. Regulators could start asking questions if the cash costs for the same research are suddenly lower, according to one expert. It may raise suspicions that the previous soft-dollar arrangements were unethical, according to James Hartman, who runs the asset management practice at Ernst & Young in New York.