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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

SEC Targets SROs For New Reforms

By Gregory Bresiger

Exchanges would have to maintain a separation between regulatory and market functions under proposed rules published by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Fines and fees would have to be devoted to regulatory purposes. The rules also mandate greater transparency. Exchanges would be required to post more information about their operations. Possibly, the most controversial part of the plan covers exchange ownership. [See Special Feature.]