We wanted to know the current “Top 10” holdings of this fund. What we discovered is that this cannot be done anonymously at American Century, Morningstar or some others we investigated. This is definitely a break from the past. A requirement to do so has a number of negative ramifications to those making an inquiry, among which are the nuisance of email inbox invasion along with potential fraud. There is also the threat to small investors that collection of this information, even if identity is not revealed, can be used by large financial companies to disadvantage small investors, in particular to use their enormous data resources as a means to manipulate this sector.
It appears to us that the Federal Reserve, since they are now investing in the stock markets, is making it a requirement that others financial firms need to provide all financial data, at least of this sort, ancillary to the data they’ve collected by those interested who must reveal their identity. We do NOT allow the storing of Cookies. And even if doing so on a temporary basis, a requirement to register is presented. We know all the arguments presented about Cookies not being a threat to privacy, AND WE DO NOT BELIEVE THEM. We’d rather be wrong to be on the safe side.
So if anyone has a source for this current information, please provide a link. If not, apparently we share the same problem.