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Debating the Best and Worst Trends in the Fund Industry

Also, Lucent's odd-lot buyback and 401(k) rollover fees.
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A compilation of this week's Dear Dagen and Fixed-Income Forum columns.

Lucent's Odd-Lot Buyback Offer No Big Deal for Many Internet Traders
By Dagen McDowell
But most Lucent shareholders with fewer than 100 shares appear not to have brokerage accounts. More

Best and Worst Trends in the Fund Industry
By Dagen McDowell
Dagen likes index and exchange-traded funds and the Internet. She's not so hot on UITs and redemption fees. More

Readers Debate Best and Worst Fund Trends
By Dagen McDowell
Everyone seems to have a cold-call tale -- or a strategy for dealing with them. More

401(k) Rollover Fee Causes Sticker Shock
By Dagen McDowell
Yes, these plans can have annoying fees, but a $75 distribution fee seems excessive. More

Bond Funds Aren't Always as Conservative as Their Names
By Elizabeth Roy
If you're trying to avoid risky assets, you can't assume a safe-sounding fund holds only conservative investments. More