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Don't Say You Weren't Warned

With the so-called lost decade close in our rear-view mirror, many investors think putting their money in index funds or ETFs that track the market just won't be good enough to secure a nice retirement. And I can't totally blame you if you feel that way; it's certainly been a rough decade. But if you're thinking about placing your hard-earned cash in a mutual fund with the promise of crushing the market, let me explain why that's a bad idea -- and how you avoid making an enormous and costly mistake.

 

The Fool Looks Ahead

Monday
Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX) checks in as the new trading week kicks off. The payroll-processing giant is one of the better gauges of how things are going in Corporate America. If companies are hiring again, we'll see it in Paychex's performance. Sadly, the pros see a flat quarter on the bottom line.

Will Hedge Fund Investors Panic Next?


As individual investors, we don't necessarily need to worry about what mutual fund, hedge fund, and institutional managers are doing with the money they have under management. Instead, we seek out high-quality companies, with strong businesses and management teams, and reward those companies with our faith and investment dollars. However, as retail investors continue to withdraw money from mutual funds at a record pace, it can be useful to know which stocks these funds are holding and therefore may need to sell if fund shareholders demand their capital back.

Debate over attractiveness of Treasury bonds rages

Government bonds have, for sure, become the cynosure of all eyes in the United States. Investors are kind of hankering after this, once known to be, not so attractive form of investment.

The Amazing Disappearing, Reappearing Fund Fee


The recently passed financial reform bill improves the status quo, but it still leaves a lot to be desired. Among other areas left wanting, the new law's curtailment of mutual fund 12b-1 fees may not benefit you as much as you'd hope.

Hardinge: Warming Up or Cooling Off?


Together, we are all trying to build our fortune by finding well-run companies at bargain-basement prices. But it takes work -- scouring company earnings reports, scrutinizing key data, and assessing the competition.

German Stocks You Can Actually Buy

As markets become more globalized and economies become more entwined, it's impossible to ignore the importance of investing in international stocks. Mutual funds, index funds, and ETFs have all combined to make your international choices simpler, quicker, and in many cases, more efficient.

Canadian Stocks You Can Actually Buy

As markets become more globalized and economies become more entwined, it's impossible to ignore the importance of investing in international stocks. Mutual funds, index funds, and ETFs have all combined to make your international choices simpler, quicker, and in many cases, more efficient.

The Fool's Look Ahead

The brand new trading year begins. After a robust 2009,
mutual fund managers will be happy to begin touting what
should be positive results for the trailing 12 months for a
change. Things should be quiet on the trading front, with
only a couple of foreign companies and
Ark Restaurants reporting their quarterly
results.

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