How to Kill DOL’s Fiduciary Rule: Andy Friedman
Courts don't like to give injunctions, but if opponents to the rule can get one, “the rule is dead,” the Washington Update analyst says.
Why Are Stocks Falling in Sync With Oil Prices?
The stock market is “treating the plunge in oil prices as an indicator of global growth,” says BlackRock's Russ Koesterich. “That’s wrong.”
Best Finance Tweets of the Month: January 2016
Small children argue with Janet Yellen, Wu-Tang Financial endorses a presidential candidate, and Jeffrey Kleintop quotes Flock of Seagulls.
Don’t Worry About Asia or China. Do Worry About Saudis and Mideast: Ian Bremmer
The bemused markets observer suggests shorting Europe; no Brexit but maybe a Grexit, and sees possibility for more states to fail in Middle East.
Barclays, Credit Suisse Fined $154M Over Dark Pool Violations
The SEC and the New York Attorney General slammed the firms for making misrepresentations about their trading venues to investors.
Central Banks Save the Markets Again — Searching for Alpha for February 2016
Have the markets become a drug addict, waiting for the next easy-money hit in order to function?
Top Portfolio Products: Northern Trust Adds Target Date-Like Funds
A new twist on the target date fund plus a wellness marketplace for small and midsize companies.
Why Institutional Investors Are Embracing ETFs
Institutions surveyed by Greenwich Associates are using ETFs to gain market exposure and hedge investments.
In a New Asia, No 1997 Replay
Despite the clear opportunities the region offers, many investors and advisors, particularly in the U.S., are still leery of Asia and reluctant to invest there.
A Skewed Weltanschauung
What's your world view? I don't mean your philosophical or political view, but literally: When you consider our world, what lies at its center?