Farmland: An Increasingly Popular Alternative Investment
A report found that more investors are buying agricultural/farmland assets to diversify and profit from growing global demand for food.
Harvard’s Endowment Loses Nearly $2B in Latest Fiscal Year
The prestigious university just reported its worst performance for its endowment since 2009, with timber assets underperforming.
DOL Fiduciary Rule’s Cost for 9 Investment Advice Players: From IBDs to RIAs
A.T. Kearney study sees big asset shifts across formats with IBDs getting walloped.
Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged as 3 Members Dissent
The Fed left rates steady, as expected, but it did suggest a rate hike before year-end, and three Fed members favored raising rates today.
Active U.S. Equity Funds Bled Cash in August: Morningstar
Active U.S. equity funds continued to hemorrhage assets in August while their passive counterparts persisted in performing well.
Ignore These 7 Climate Change Factors at Your Portfolio’s Peril: BlackRock
Financial advisors should add climate change to the list of factors they consider when thinking about portfolio risks, said BlackRock’s Richard Turnhill.
Has the Bond Market Peaked?
The broad strengthening this year in the bond market “doesn’t normally happen,” and the market will “recalibrate” at some point, Schwab’s Kathy Jones said.
JPMorgan’s Dimon Says It’s Time for Fed to Raise Interest Rates
JPMorgan Chase's chairman and CEO said a "return to normal is a good thing" in his call for a rise in interest rates.
Berkshire Accused of ‘Siphoning’ Funds in Workers’ Comp Suit
A New York bicycle courier company has accused Berkshire’s Applied Underwriters of running a “reverse Ponzi scheme.”
Top Portfolio Products: New Funds from Fidelity, CBOE Vest and Direxion
Fidelity introduced six factor-based ETFs, CBOE Vest added a defensive stock fund and Direxion launched two leveraged ETFs.