FUNDS SHIFT TO NEUTRAL
With the market hitting choppy water, some mutual funds are trying a balancing act. Firms like Barr Rosenberg and Euclid Advisers have launched market-neutral funds, which bet equal amounts of a portfolio on stocks to rise and fall. The funds are touted as a low-risk investment, but the high fees and taxes--and relatively low returns--extract a high price for security.
FAMILY SECRETS AT WORK
Corporate America is starting to help employees balance work and family, but don't expect the boss to tell you. A new study by the Families and Work Institute found that although two-thirds of...