Buying Index Funds Through Brokers is Costly Study Shows
St. Petersburg Times's "Buying Index Funds Through Brokers is Costly Study Shows" cites research conducted by Dr. O'Neal that shows that brokers tend to push investors towards higher cost index funds.
Equity-linked structured notes
SLCG issues a press release announcing the release of its study of equity-linked structured notes.
Steering Investors to Sure-Fire Lower Returns
Although one would expect using a professional advisor to improve an investor's performance, instead the investor pays a significant penalty," says Dr. O'Neal in The Los Angeles Times' "Steering Investors to Sure-Fire Lower Returns." "When investors used brokers they paid twice: First, they paid the broker; second, they paid a penalty in the form of higher fund fees."
Research on Variable Annuities, Equity-Indexed Annuities and Structured Products
Dr. Craig McCann presented his research on variable annuities, equity-indexed annuities and structured products to the North American Securities Administrators Association's (NASAA) Attorney Investigator Training conference.
Indexed-Annuities: Too Good to be True?
Kiplinger's Retirement Report quotes Dr. McCann on equity-indexed annuities' costs and complexity in "Indexed-Annuities: Too Good to be True?"
3 Retirement Deals You Can Do Without
Money Magazine's September 2006 issue "3 Retirement Deals You Can Do Without" quotes Dr. McCann on the complexity and cost of equity-indexed annuities.
Homework Key to Avoiding Investor Pitfalls
The Washington Post's "Homework Key to Avoiding Investor Pitfalls" quotes Dr. O'Neal on the academic research demonstrating that mutual fund managers cannot consistently beat the market.
Citigroup Ruling May Embolden Affluent Investors
The Wall Street Journal's "Citigroup Ruling May Embolden Affluent Investors" discusses in detail Dr. McCann's involvement in an arbitration proceeding in Cleveland, OH between a wealthy investor and Citigroup over client presentations made by its private client group.
Annuities With an S&P Return
The Washington Post's "Annuities With an S&P Return" quotes Dr. McCann on the merits of equity-indexed annuities as a substitute for portfolios of stocks and bonds.