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IFC drops Portugal Index

The IFC has decided to cease to maintain indexes on Portugal as of April 1, 1999. Portugal has been included in the company’s IFC Investable and Global Index series, as well as IFCI and IFCG regional and composite indexes.

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Index-Arbitragers Cited In CSFB Suspension Case

Three Credit Suisse First Boston traders were fired after one of them attempted to manipulate the OMX, Sweden's share index.

James Archer, 24, the son of British writer and politician Jeffrey Archer; Adrian Ezra, 26; and David Crisanti, 34, were members of a highly successful index-arbitrage team in London, nicknamed the Flaming Ferraris after their favorite cocktail.

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New Canadian Index Funds –Part Two

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce launched a new family of protected index funds on Dec. 4, 1998. The CIBC Five-Year Protected Funds are the first funds to guarantee 100% of the investor’s initial investment over a five year period.

Articles

Confessions of a Market Timer

A fund manager whose mode is active money management and chart analysis gives serious thought to what a successful trading system ought to look like. He may or may not prove to have the Holy Grail, but he has some useful thoughts to contribute to the quest.

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EMU, Diversification, and LoCorr2

Diversifying internationally in the face of increasing correlations among countries and even continents is a problem now and may well become more so in the future.

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DJ Stoxx Introduces European Subindexes

European stock index compiler Stoxx Ltd. is launching a series of index subclasses.

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Beating Benchmarks, Even a Bit, Is Tough

Enhancing something is supposed to improve it. So "enhanced index" mutual funds ought to be better than plain-vanilla index funds.

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If You’ve Heard More About FTSE Lately...

In January, the FTSE index launched a £3 million, or $4.8 million, one year marketing campaign. While FTSE would not say what its previous marketing budget was, it admitted that the current amount was a definite increase.