Better Odds Playing Powerball Than Picking Best Mutual Fund
Not only are the odds of picking the best funds low, investors who pick winners often dump them before their worth is proven.
10 Best States Ranked by Pension Promises
Even the soundest state pension plan is just two-thirds of the way toward accumulating assets sufficient to pay its retiree obligations.
Bernanke Recalls ‘Panic’ During Fed Tenure, Defends QE
Ben Bernanke, who during the depths of the financial crisis worked seven-day weeks, sometimes availing himself of an office couch to catch some sleep, is now in memoir mode, collecting his thoughts for an upcoming book and for an audience of thousands at Schwab Impact in November.
What Doctors and Families Have That Advisors Don’t
The CFA Institute’s Bob Stammers argues that financial advice is ultimately about behavior change, which only a relationship of trust can foster.
10 Job Skills Employers Want From College Grads
What employers are looking for is not so much a specific major but a set of skills that are sorely lacking in the job market.
GMO’s Grantham: How Investors Could Make 15% in 7 Months
GMO fund manager Jeremy Grantham thinks investors can pick up a quick 15% return in a final market expansion before an expected crash.
10 Scariest States Ranked by Pension Promises
If the nation had an actuary-in-chief examining state pension systems, he'd have to declare the state of the states “bleak.”
Target-Date Funds’ Distorted Investing Strategy: Research Affiliates
Researcher Noah Beck says there’s a much better portfolio strategy to use than target-date funds’.
Advisor on Mission to Make Clients—Yours and Hers—Happier
Donna Skeels Cygan teaches clients to invest in joy, not just stocks; gives away her referrals; and wants advisors to spread happiness to their clients.
10 Best Investing Sites for Mobile Users: 2014
What’s better, a mobile app or a mobile-optimized website? While most prefer the former, improved mobile sites are beginning to blur that distinction.