MIAMI-As the burden of responsibility for retirement planning continues to shift toward the individual, investors should be cautious about "fast analysis" investment advice, a top financial executive told attendees at the NICSA conference here last Tuesday.

Popular TV programs like Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" show on CNBC can exacerbate the performance-chasing behavior of inexperienced investors, Putnam Investments President and CEO Charles "Ed" Haldeman told a group of money managers here at the National Investment Company Service Association's "Cultivating Growth" conference.

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