Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Magazine

The Couple That Switched to a Savings Account


For Laurence Kramer, 56, and his wife, Ellen, 49, the best investment these days is a savings account earning 2%. The Kramers, once aggressive investors who devoted 10% of their annual income to buying stocks, got fed up with their brokers and stopped putting money into the market last March. "They all dropped the ball," says Ellen, who owns a designer-clothing boutique in Armonk, N.Y., where the couple lives. "It's `Oops, I just lost $500,000'--and then they don't return your phone calls." That's not all: Accounting fraud, they fear, will plague more U.S. companies. "The depth of the deceit is extraordinary," says Laurence, a lawyer. "It has made us gun-shy and has undermined the faith that we had in major corporations."


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus