Exploring Volatility With the Inventor of the VIX
Investing on behalf of clients is a challenge, but it becomes particularly challenging in periods of heightened volatility.
Why Commodity ETFs Have Gone Off Track
Investors continue to search for alpha in one of the most challenging environments in nearly a decade.
The Vision Thing: Why You Need It and How to Get It
Immigration, abortion, fracking, surtaxing the 1% — presidential elections seem to hinge on issues like these, but in reality, elections are about vision.
What the Case of a Broker Who Had an Affair With a Billionaire Client Means for Advisors
A contentious debacle involving ex-Morgan Stanley advisor Ami Forte and her billionaire client, Roy Speer, evokes concerns about elder exploitation and gender discrimination.
How Advisors Can Fight Elder Financial Abuse
Fending off exploiters of elderly clients is a difficult task; advisors should embrace it.
I Planned for Widowhood but Got a Lot Wrong
My husband and I thought we’d done everything right on end-of-life planning, but after he died, I found we missed a lot.
The Booming, Yet Overlooked, Business of Beauty
Think beauty is a "fluffy" investment? Then you haven’t looked at the numbers.
BDs Finding Balance: 2016 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide
As a subsection of the overall brokerage industry, the independent broker-dealer industry is shrinking.
Finke: DOL Rule May ‘Drop Bomb’ on Asset Management Industry
Annuities, nontraded REITs and even mutual funds face a transformed environment under the DOL fiduciary rule, Michael Finke writes.
DOL Fiduciary Rule Puts Advisors on Tricky Terrain
Firms and advisors must now untangle knotty questions raised in the rule.