August 1996
Journal of Financial Planning;Aug1996, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p11
Academic Journal
The article provides news briefs, comments, advices etc, regarding various topics in the U.S. in the journal "Journal of Financial Planning." It is stated in the article that, peoples associated with the journal are disappointed that the National Association of Securities Dealers finally bullied Morningstar into issuing stars based on a single year's performance in addition to its three, five and ten-year ratings. Also according to an article in the newspaper Los Angeles Times, Wall Street is finding that older customers flinch at the mention of "retirement planning."Another report that crossed the desk telling them how dumb the U.S. investor is. As the bull market continue its extraordinary run, a market research firm in Minneapolis, the Leuthold Group, thought it was time to redefine some old terms to match this era of optimism. Indeed, these new definitions might suggest new approaches to investment planning. A Federal National Mortgage Association survey of people wanting to buy homes found the usual litany of obstacles such as finding the bucks for a down payment or the mortgage payments.


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