Shopping for a Net Index and a List for Santa, Too

Plus, the Kaufmann fund has a not-so-nice distribution to give its shareholders.
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A compilation of this week's daily Dear Dagen and Fixed-Income Forum columns.

Monday

Dear Dagen: How to Shop for a Net Index

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Dagen McDowell

The number of stocks they hold and how they're weighted are among the factors you should consider.

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Tuesday

Dear Dagen to Dear Santa: All I Want for Christmas

By

Dagen McDowell

Some snakeskin shoes, a laptop and, oh yeah, a more consumer-friendly funds industry.

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Wednesday

Dear Dagen: Kaufmann Fund Saddles Shareholders With Big Distribution

By

Dagen McDowell

Has your fund made an outsized distribution? Tell us about it.

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Thursday

Dear Dagen: Yet Another Way to Invest in the Internet

By

Dagen McDowell

Salomon Smith Barney is planning an exchange-traded Internet index fund.

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Friday

What's the Yield Curve, and How Does It Affect Stocks?

By

Elizabeth Roy

Plus, revisiting muni closed-end funds, with the names you asked for.

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