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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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January 1, 2005

Another Round for Reg NMS

By Gregory Bresiger

The Reg NMS proposals were put on hold by the Securities and Exchange Commission for at least another month, providing more time for comments.

"When we first went out for comment on proposed Regulation NMS, I said that I considered that Round 1," said Commissioner Cynthia Glassman. "I consider today's reproposal of Reg NMS as Round 2 and we may even need Round 3."

The SEC recently was criticized for its trade-through plan. Chairman William Donaldson said it decided, "to go beyond our statutory obligations and give all interested parties as much exposure as possible to the direction of our thinking."