Rob Arnott Blasts ‘Smart Beta’ Imitators
Research Affiliates founder Rob Arnott jumps into the fray on the true meaning of smart beta, a term he views as "overused" and "ill-defined."
Metals Madness: Palladium Prices Soar as Gold Meanders
Analysts explain the factors driving the divergent performance of these commodities and their associated ETFs.
‘Internet of Things’ Beckons New VC Firm
Moonscape Ventures plans to support innovative technology that interconnects devices, brings the Internet to normal objects and automates everyday tasks.
SEC User Fees the Answer to Exam Budget Crunch: Investor Advocate
SEC investor advocate Rick Fleming called on Congress to pass a user fees bill, saying investors faced “substantial risk” from unexamined advisors.
Under the Hood: Medicare Premiums—What You Need to Know, Pt. 2
Understanding the premiums for Medicare parts A, B and D, along with some changes to the program from the Affordable Care Act.
Yellen Still Sees ‘Significant’ Under-Use of Labor Resources
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said slack remains in the U.S. labor market even after gains made during the five years of economic recovery.
Bank of America Settlement Ends Mortgage Crisis Lawsuits? Not So Fast
Following a Supreme Court directive, a federal appeals court ruled a lawsuit on behalf of several credit unions over mortgage-backed securities could proceed.
Enforcement Roundup: Standard Chartered to Pay $300M, Cut Services
In another enforcement action, the SEC charged a former bank exec and his friend with insider trading.
Wells Fargo, Raymond James Recruit Teams; LPL Adds 13 Reps
Plus, HighTower and NFP add separate retirement plan groups to their operations as partners.
Global Dividends Up 12% on US, Developed Market Strength
Dividends increased almost 12% in the second quarter, according to a report released Monday by Henderson Global Investors.