Posts Tagged:Complex Investments

Uh-Oh. Master Limited Partnerships Continue to Go Mainstream after 10 Years of Outperformance

The New York Times has joined the drumbeat of MLP coverage, noting how the relatively high yields and tax advantages of MLPs are drawing investors. (NYT) Here’s some facts that should give everyone pause before investing in these complex products: They have an average 16.7 percent annual return for the past 10 years This return…

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Complex Products Speech by Finra Chairman and CEO Richard G. Ketchum

Finra Chairman and CEO Richard G. Ketchum delivered some enlightening remarks at the SIFMA Complex Products Forum on September 27, 2012.  (Speech).  The speech is well worth the read.  There are many items of note in Ketchum’s remarks.  Some are highlighted below (with useful links at the end): An attempt at a definition of complex…

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