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  1. Don’t Believe What You Read (Except This Column)

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    Tue, 23 Dec 2014

    rather than a sign of ongoing decline. For journalistic integrity ... well, that might be another matter. John Rekenthaler has been researching the fund industry since 1988. He is now a columnist for Morningstar.com and a member of Morningstar

  2. The SEC Targets Bond Funds

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    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    alternative funds. The different structure, after all, is one reason that such funds are called "alternative." John Rekenthaler has been researching the fund industry since 1988. He is now a columnist for Morningstar.com and a member of Morningstar

  3. What European Fund Investors Can Learn From the United States

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    Mon, 8 Dec 2014

    knowledge. The end goal is a fund marketplace that punishes mediocrity far more ruthlessly than does a regulatory slap. John Rekenthaler has been researching the fund industry since 1988. He is now a columnist for Morningstar.com and a member of Morningstar

  4. Your Guide to Morningstar.com

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    Tue, 2 Dec 2014

    Peters, dividend strategist Reading Indicators by Bob Johnson, director of economic analysis Rekenthaler Report by John Rekenthaler , vice president of research Improving Your Finances and Five-Star Investor by Christine Benz, director of personal

  5. The Right Way to Show Fund Expenses

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    Tue, 25 Nov 2014

    provide context, and translate actual investor costs into dollars. That fruit should be easy enough to pluck. John Rekenthaler has been researching the fund industry since 1988. He is now a columnist for Morningstar.com and a member of Morningstar

  6. Monkey Business

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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    been harmless at worst and beneficial at best. They have not wasted their time selecting funds on monkey business. John Rekenthaler has been researching the fund industry since 1988. He is now a columnist for Morningstar.com and a member of Morningstar

  7. Total Return vs. Investor Return

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    Tue, 11 Nov 2014

    refer to the gap between a fund's total return and its investor return as the investor gap. (Morningstar's John Rekenthaler wrote about the gap in this article from earlier this year.) To illustrate how dramatic this gap can be, let

  8. 401(k) Reform: A Modest Proposal

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    Mon, 10 Nov 2014

    If you have trouble posting a comment, my apologies. We'll get this straightened out as quickly as possible . John Rekenthaler has been researching the fund industry since 1988. He is now a columnist for Morningstar.com and a member of Morningstar

  9. Is Total Return the Best Way to Measure Fund Performance?

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    Tue, 4 Nov 2014

    hold, it needs to be supplied by an independent research firm. All right, I will see what I can do about that. John Rekenthaler has been researching the fund industry since 1988. He is now a columnist for Morningstar.com and a member of Morningstar

  10. The Myth of the Dumb 401(k) Investor

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    Wed, 29 Oct 2014

    would seem to require changes in public policy. The odds of that occurring anytime soon appear to be low indeed. John Rekenthaler has been researching the fund industry since 1988. He is now a columnist for Morningstar.com and a member of Morningstar

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