GMO: How to Build a Better Target Date Fund
TDFs have “solved the behavioral problem” of getting investors to save for retirement “but not the investment one,” says Peter Chiappinelli of GMO.
Research Affiliates Launches Smart Beta Factor Valuation Tool: Portfolio Products
In other product news, Hartford Funds expands its socially responsible investing lineup.
Asset Managers Struggle With Outflows, Fee Compression
The growing popularity of passive funds and poor performance of some active managers are buffeting the industry, according to a quarterly update from Moody's.
Yellen Says March Hike ‘Likely Appropriate’ If Progress Persists
The March 10 jobs report is the "most significant data report" Fed policymakers will have to measure that progress when they meet in mid-March.
5 Ways ‘Passive’ Investing Is Actually Quite Active
In the end, what is the so-called “passive” investing trend really all about? Lower costs.
Why the Market’s Great Expectations for Trump Are Overdone
Speakers at a BNY Mellon luncheon discuss why markets have priced in too much change too soon.
Winklevoss Twins Await Imminent SEC Decision on Bitcoin ETF
They’re one of three groups vying to gain regulatory approval; a bitcoin ETF could attract $300 million in assets in a week.
Dow Passes 21,000, Dollar Jumps as Rate Hike Looms
The major market index surged more than 300 points today and has gained more than 1,000 points since January 25.
TD Ameritrade Cuts Trade Commissions to $6.95 in Latest Price War Salvo
One day after Fidelity cuts were matched by Schwab, TD trimmed online equity, ETF and options trading costs.
Fidelity Cuts Trading Prices, and Schwab Follows
The two firms have emerged as the industry's lowest cost big brokers.