Eric Schwartz: Still a Broker-Dealer Pioneer—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
Cambridge Investment Research's founder led the independent broker-dealer industry to the promised land of fees. Now he’s leading them to succession planning nirvana for reps and himself.
Gold or Miners: Which Investment Shines Brighter?
Owning gold serves different investing goals than owning mining stocks, a Morningstar analyst says. Which is best for your clients?
Top Portfolio Products: American Funds, Well Fargo Add New Series, Changes
Also, AccuShares adds ETFs that track VIX, while Lincoln Financial launches a universal life product.
Chuck Schwab: Slaying Wall Street Dragons—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
Investment Advisor recognized the long-term impact Chuck Schwab had on the industry when we included him in our inaugural IA 25 list back in 2003.
Moshe Milevsky: Big Change Is Coming—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
“If we were to go back in time 35 years, here we are in year 1980. How does a financial advisor's life differ from the year 2015?”
Research Affiliates: Expect Less Than 1% Per Year Over 10 Years
The firm weighs in on the Summers-Bernanke debate—each side with its investment implications—over the cause of slow growth.
‘Huge, Nasty Morning After’ Coming for Markets: Stockman
The Fed has reflated a bubble, which spells trouble for stock and bonds, former OMB head David Stockman says on CNBC.
Andy Friedman: One Big Date That Could Shake Markets, Tax Code
Four political "forcing events" are coming to a head around a single date, Andy Friedman of The Washington Update says.
The Case for Dividend-Paying Stocks, Now and Later
“While not risk-free ... neither value nor dividend stocks as a group have ever lost money” when held 15 years or longer, says John Buckingham.
Retirement Plans Paid $820M After Failing Nondiscrimination Testing
More than 54,000 401(k)s failed nondiscrimination tests and were required to return $820 million to participants, according to an annual study by Judy Diamond Associates.