Phone Follies: Rebuffing Cold Callers

Also, Ken Kam's medical fund, Defined Asset Plans and more.
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A compilation of this week's Dear Dagen and Fixed-Income Forum columns.

Coping With Cold Callers
By Dagen McDowell
Fast-talking stranger on the phone pitching stocks? There's a right way and a wrong way to do it. More

Ken Kam's Medical Fund Begins Life With a Track Record
By Dagen McDowell
His company is new, but the fund is the same one he ran while at Firsthand Funds. More

It's a Cold, Cold World; Readers Tee Off on Broker Phone Pitches
By Dagen McDowell
Everyone seems to have a cold-call tale -- or a strategy for dealing with them. More

'Defined Asset Funds' Is a Fancy Name for Familiar Product
By Dagen McDowell
They're also known as unit investment trusts, or UITs, which have been around for decades. More

Corts, Cabcos and Other Bond-Like Mutants
By Elizabeth Roy
These securities are the latest iteration in the world of exchange-traded fixed-income securities. More