Investor Education Slips Into Reverse
Efforts to increase financial literacy haven't done much — and probably never will — to improve investor knowledge.
The Real Reason Stocks Are Rising: Searching for Alpha for August 2016
Is it fundamentals? No. Is it politics? No. What about momentum? Bingo.
Broker-Dealers Embrace DOL's Best Interest Contract Exemption
Several insurance carriers have indicated they will attempt to comply with the DOL’s best interest contract exemption rather than exiting certain lines of business.
My Personal Fund Screening Process
Using the Fiduciary Scorecard that I created helps me screen in the best mutual funds and ETFs for client portfolios.
How Donald Trump Changed My Mind About Gold
I've said that love for gold is irrational. But I'm changing my mind thanks to Donald Trump.
How to Comply — and Why — With SEC Rules on Regulatory AUM
Whether you call yourself a financial planner or investment manager, pay close attention to the SEC’s instructions (and enforcement actions) on counting regulatory AUM.
How Advisors Can Turn Market Volatility Into a Positive
Some answers to this critical question—What does an advisor need to do during volatile times to keep clients invested?—while showing your superiority over robo-advisors.
Fiduciary Duty, Mutual Funds and 401(k)s: Will Asset Management Firms Kowtow on Fees?
The New York Life employees' lawsuit over the expenses of index funds in their 401(k) plan has broader implications for the asset management business.
4 Keys to Retaining Your Advisory Firm’s Best Young Talent
Focus group work with successful young advisors discovered their motivations for staying at their current advisory firms.
Pension Plan Annuity Elections: Another Retirement Planning Gamble
Following up on the Social Security claiming "gamble," here's another complicated retirement income issue: deciding on the best pension payout.