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Marotta On Money - May 23 Newsletter



Government Regulations Don't Make You Safer (05-23-2011)

The United States has three sectors of the economy suffering under regulatory red tape: financial services, energy and now health care. I'm certain the financial services regulations have caused more harm than good. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 introduced complex and costly regulations that make it more difficult for American companies to compete globally. Passed after the Enron scandal, it burdens all publicly traded companies with added accounting tasks. One of the side effects of Sarbanes-Oxley has been to drive companies to list on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London stock exchange where they are not subject to these regulations.
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David John Marotta Interviewed for Investment News Article

David John Marotta was interviewed for a recent "Investment News" article on combining the use of ETFs and Mutual Funds to balance each other out and reduce costs in an asset allocation.

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Investment Strategies Part 5: In Defense of Diversification (08-10-2009)

Diversifying your asset allocation among investments with a low correlation can and should reduce your portfolio's volatility and boost your returns. But critics are claiming this strategy is no longer valid. That's because they don't understand the nature of what happened in 2008. Fickle followers of asset allocation point to the market drop in the fourth quarter of 2008 as evidence that diversification has been discredited. Every investment philosophy and asset class moved downward at the same time. They point out that asset classes are more highly correlated when stocks move down than when they move up.
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