U.S. Sleeps as 9/11 Approaches: News Analysis
History suggests that an environment of growing threat and shrinking resolve provokes our enemies.
Clients Want Ethical Advisors. Are You One?
Steven Blum, author of "Negotiating Your Investments," says advisors’ duty to clients goes beyond a fiduciary standard.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting … a Rate Hike
The endlessly discussed, yet-to-happen but highly feared Fed interest rate hikes are likely to be far more benign than investors imagine, Northern Trust says.
Is Warren Buffett a Hypocrite?
Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special tax deals don’t upset Warren Buffett, who's having it his way with the Burger King tax inversion.
Hussman Rails Against Fed
Like a puppeteer trying to control his puppet without realizing the strings have been cut, the Fed's policy levers cannot reach their targets, Hussman argues.
Rob Arnott Blasts ‘Smart Beta’ Imitators
Research Affiliates founder Rob Arnott jumps into the fray on the true meaning of smart beta, a term he views as "overused" and "ill-defined."
5 Keys to Influencing Prospects
Bestselling author and sales coach Bob Burg talks to ThinkAdvisor about how to turn prospective clients from adversaries to allies.
What Elizabeth Warren Fails to Understand About Finance
Law professor Todd Zywicki says the primary victims of well-intentioned but paternalistic bureaucrats are the very people they are meant to protect, especially lower-income Americans.
Obama Econ Aides Descry Mystery in Workforce Participation Drop
White House advisors point to aging population, cyclical factors and a mysterious third factor, perhaps emanating from the Great Recession, for suppressing employment.
Which Annuity Is Optimal? SPIAs vs. DIAs
A study of fixed income annuities across 6,000 scenarios ranked one type higher, but the other could soon snatch the annuity crown.