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Retail Investors Flee, Lloyd's Work Ethic, Big Bodacious Data, and More

A few weeks after the botched Facebook IPO, experts continue to question the offering's long-term impact on the market, while Lloyd Blankfein gets some love and big data continues to grow. Here is what people are talking about this week.
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3. Beat This

About 80% of all day traders lose money. … One study found that the active investors who turned over their portfolios 258% annually made less than 12% on their money. Passive buy-and-hold investors, with only 2% portfolio turnover, had average returns about half, again, higher than the active investors.

—Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch

Source: MarketWatch: Stress test for traders: Do you need a new job?

[Banks Still Struggle with Data Management — Capco Survey.]

 

Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology. View Full Bio

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