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Worth Considering: Correctly measuring your investment performance

wc_peartree

Correctly measuring investment performance is a problem for many investors. The problem has two parts. First, many investors don’t even bother to measure their investment performance. Most brokerage account statements do not report the investment performance for the period in ...

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An investment vehicle that’s too good to be true

mm_mowrer

You have often heard us speaking of the many great advantages of closed-end funds (CEFs) such as discounts, leverage, and favorable tax treatment. But what rarely gets emphasized is perhaps the single greatest advantage of all — the closed-end format ...

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Rochester Angel Network completes funding

The Rochester Angel Network, a group of 75 private individuals seeking to make investments that bolster new companies in the Rochester area, has completed the funding of its new Rochester Angel Fund. A total of 67 individual RAN members have ...

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Can rail rebuild Rochester?

Earl Blumenauer

The investments made in Portland, Ore., light rail, street car and bicycling systems had a real payoff, beyond a healthier population, growth in retail and commercial businesses and a housing boom. Try cold, hard cash, to the tune of $2,500 ...

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Protest groups plan Wells Fargo demonstration

Representatives of protest groups, including Occupy Rochester, Occupy Wall Street and the Rochester & Genesee Valley Labor Federation, plan to demonstrate against Wells Fargo today to voice their opposition to the national bank’s alleged investment in private prison companies. The ...

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Marshals Service accused of botching forfeitures

NEW YORK CITY — An accountant who once worked for the U.S. Marshals Service is suing the agency, alleging that an employee of the service did a shoddy job handling forfeitures including some investments related to the fraud of jailed financier Bernard Madoff.

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$15M for Appleseed initiative

The New York State Common Retirement Fund on Monday announced the allocation of $15 million to create the High Peaks Seed Venture Fund, the fund’s preliminary Appleseed Initiative, set up to target early-stage and seed private equity investments statewide.

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