It's not on most fund advisors' radar screens just yet, but really simple syndication (RSS) technology, a form of XBRL (extensible markup language) that is still in its infancy, is beginning to make its way into the financial services realm.

Fidelity Investments of Boston now makes several of its fund commentaries and newsletters available for those tech-savvy investors who have signed up for RSS feeds. The NorthTrack Funds, the proprietary fund family of B.C. Ziegler & Co. of Milwaukee, has similarly been making its prospectuses, performance summaries, fund manager commentaries, white papers and other documents available for distribution through RSS feeds.

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