Who Wins the ‘Passive vs. Active’ Institutional Debate? Pt. 5: Foreign Large Cap Blend
The data seems to show that indexing the Foreign Large Cap Blend space is fairly difficult.
El-Erian: This Sell-Off Might Be Different
It's uncertain, El-Erian writes, whether longer-term stability can be restored with the policy tools that were available in the past.
Is Now the Time to Buy Energy Stocks?
If so, how and what should you buy? Large caps or small, individual equities or mutual funds? A look at the data suggests some strategies.
How to Save a Spousal IRA Rollover
A common estate planning error can erase the tax breaks of an IRA inherited from a deceased spouse. But recent IRS rulings suggest an exception.
How to Minimize the Damage From the Current Sell-Off
If you're like me, you've gotten several calls from clients about the market's poor performance. How to protect their portfolios? Start with rebalancing.
Junk Bond Market: ‘I See Dead Companies’
With apologies to Cole Sear of "The Sixth Sense," high-yield bonds are showing some very troublesome signs, as are corporate credit spreads.
Why the Fed Is Wishy-Washy
The FOMC July meeting minutes didn't necessarily reflect a Fed that wishes to keep its cards close to its chest.
Citi Overlooked a Few Thousand Illegal Trades
A major job of banking compliance is to keep separate a bank's trading and relationship functions. Citigroup Global Markets sometimes messed up that separation.
AUM or Flat Fees? Start and End With Your Clients’ Needs
Once you’ve determined who your target clients are and what services you will provide, decide how to charge them based on their needs, not yours.
How Not to Conduct a Legitimate Study on DOL Fiduciary Costs
FSI/Oxford surveyed BD and clearing firm execs to get “cost estimates” for the DOL proposal, and then ran those “predictions” by other FSI member BDs.