LPL’s Final Four: Which Factor Will Move Markets Most?
LPL CIO Burt White looks at which factor will be the champion driver of stock returns.
Bill Gross Blasts ‘Hostile’ Investing Climate, Says ‘New Neutral’ Rate Now Zero
The Janus manager argues that the investing environment is so inhospitable that he is reduced to trading more than owning bonds to deliver shareholder return.
Investor Sentiment Hits New Peak in Q1: John Hancock Survey
Most investors believe now is a “good” or “very good” time to invest, according to John Hancock's quarterly survey.
SEC Fines KBR Over Anti-Whistleblower Rules
KBR Inc. violated the whistleblower protection rule by using "improperly restrictive language" in its confidentiality agreements, the SEC says.
Wells Adds 5 Reps as Raymond James Grabs One of Its FAs
In other news, U.S. Trust shares the names of its latest recruits, and two divorce-focused groups merge.
Morningstar Sounds Inflation Alarm
The Chicago-based research firm is warning that the seeds of what it calls “the ultimate recovery killer” are already sown.
Women’s Networks Boost Profits: FWA
Successful women’s internal networks help their firms engage female clients and close business deals, a survey by the Financial Women's Association found.
Investor Confidence Rises for Institutions, but Individuals Disagree
Institutions may be optimistic about stocks, but affluent investors are stashing cash.
Cetera Names Head of Advisor Growth Efforts
Brett Harrison will take on the new job and remain leader of one of Cetera's 11 broker-dealers.
RIAs Dominate M&A Deals for Second Year Running
“It remains a seller’s market for RIAs, and the industry is in a position of strength,” Schwab's Jonathan Beatty said.