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Sticking to basics is often a good idea.

When in Doubt, Look for Simple Investments © TheStreet When in Doubt, Look for Simple Investments

"On Wall Street, though, product sponsors go out of their way to create complex offerings for retail investors and institutions (who should know better)." Paul Price wrote recently on Real Money "These typically charge hefty management fees and commissions," Price says.

This, Price suggests, is a problem.

"For example, on Oct. 2 Barrons.com posted an article suggesting less-than-simple alternatives to simple index investing…The assertion [in the article] that 'hedge funds have had a banner year' clearly did not jibe with the truth."

Price continued "The graphic in the story said hedge funds have been, on average, returning 13% this year, but lagged the S&P 500, which returned 20% over the same time. I would ask: When did trailing the S&P by 35% become a "banner" year."


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