Articles From Mary Brunson (5)

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    Feeling Good About Your Fund Manager? Read and Heed the Fine Print

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    by Mary Brunson — Friday, March 30, 2018

    Each year, fund managers randomly land in one of four performance quartiles. And, every year, Standard and Poor's issues its annual Persistence Scorecard, tracking the past and subsequent performance of those managers. One of the uses of the study is to track how winning ...Read More

  • A Time to Remember—especially if you are a market timer

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    by Mary Brunson — Monday, November 18, 2013

    Do you ever have those moments when a flashback occurs, and you recoil from a shiver sent down your spine? I had that moment today when I looked briefly at the 5-year chart of the S&P 500, shown below:   What caused that visceral shiver was not the impressive ...Read More

  • Sex, Lies and Ticker Tape

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    by Mary Brunson — Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    "I don't wait in lines...I snort them." Those simple, yet searing words should have served as a warning siren for Turney Duff. They should have signaled the impending and total crash of his own personal universe—had he only paid ...Read More

  • Stupid Is As Stupid Says

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    by Mary Brunson — Monday, May 20, 2013

    You know those days when a long list of to-do’s instantly gives way to the necessity to respond to something that strikes you so viscerally you just have to drop everything and address it? Today is just such a day for me. I received an email this morning with ...Read More