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Tues. 1/17/11
Everything Money - Are ‘Fool Proof’ Investments Too Good To Be True?

Everything Money - Are ‘Fool Proof’ Investments Too Good To Be True?
Everything MoneyThere are those who say that - even in a struggling economy - there are investment opportunities that simply “can’t miss.” But are these so-called “fool-proof” investments too good to be true?

Guest:
  Sheryl Marshall, financial consultant

Tip of the Day:
Keep your expenses low when investing. Stock and bond returns are largely unpredictable, but the one factor that is predictable is the expense rate. A recent Hewitt analysis found that cutting investment fees by 25 basis points—or $25 per $10,000 investment—could have the same effect as receiving an extra half-percentage-point match from your employer over your career.

Links:
  Joel Greenblatt's The Little Book That Beats The Market
  Read more about the 'Larry Porfolio' on nytimes.com
  For Wonks Only: Mean-Absolute Deviation Portfolio Optimization  
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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