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  • Having a fee-based investment professional handling your portfolio will get you as close as possible to receiving advice that is based on nothing but the advisor's best knowledge and evaluation of the market. They advise only what they consider top performing funds since sales commission is not a consideration and does not create any conflict of interest for them.

    Prospering with Mutual Funds: How anyone can “Afford” an Investment Advisor

    Having a fee-based investment professional handling your portfolio will get you as close as possible to receiving advice that is based on nothing but the advisor's best knowledge and evaluation of the market. They advise only what they consider top performing funds since sales commission is not a consideration and does not create any conflict of interest for them.

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  • He also made a second interesting observation. In his research department, he often preferred analysts without a business background. His reasoning was that those who know nothing about the market have more respect for it. The analyst who’s under the illusion that he’s got everything figured out is the worst researcher out there.

    The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing

    He also made a second interesting observation. In his research department, he often preferred analysts without a business background. His reasoning was that those who know nothing about the market have more respect for it. The analyst who’s under the illusion that he’s got everything figured out is the worst researcher out there.

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  • One need only take into account the vast number of so called financial analysts in the mainstream media who denied there was any threat of economic collapse back in 2006/2007. How many of them stopped to consider the consequences of ignoring the facts because of their egomania and inability to think beyond their conditioning? How many lives and nest-eggs have been destroyed, or are waiting to be destroyed, because of them? How many of these useful idiots ever apologized for their blundering? I can’t think of any.

    The Fuzzy Logic Of Useful Idiots

    One need only take into account the vast number of so called financial analysts in the mainstream media who denied there was any threat of economic collapse back in 2006/2007. How many of them stopped to consider the consequences of ignoring the facts because of their egomania and inability to think beyond their conditioning? How many lives and nest-eggs have been destroyed, or are waiting to be destroyed, because of them? How many of these useful idiots ever apologized for their blundering? I can’t think of any.

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  • The big problem with this for mutual fund investors is that all the experts are recommending different funds. It might be one thing if experts had a solid basis for their perspective. If they did, then you would think their recommendations would line up and they'd all be touting the same thing. But they don't and they aren't. Oh sure, each one of them can make a good case for their pick. But so can the next "expert." And usually both of them won't be right (if either of them is). So, where's the value in this for you? Beats me.

    Your Worst Enemy to Successful Investing – the Media

    The big problem with this for mutual fund investors is that all the experts are recommending different funds. It might be one thing if experts had a solid basis for their perspective. If they did, then you would think their recommendations would line up and they'd all be touting the same thing. But they don't and they aren't. Oh sure, each one of them can make a good case for their pick. But so can the next "expert." And usually both of them won't be right (if either of them is). So, where's the value in this for you? Beats me.

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  • Is the investor really well served by a fund that merely places its monies in proportion to a specifically designed index or another that simply acquires shares of other funds? What does the scandal that rocked many of the prominent mutual funds in the autumn of 2003 portend for the future of the industry? And above all, who in God’s name is watching the store?

    The Mutual Fund – A Critical View

    Is the investor really well served by a fund that merely places its monies in proportion to a specifically designed index or another that simply acquires shares of other funds? What does the scandal that rocked many of the prominent mutual funds in the autumn of 2003 portend for the future of the industry? And above all, who in God’s name is watching the store?

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