401(k)s Keep Getting Cheaper
The average expense ratio for mutual funds in 401(k)s is down 20 points from 2009, BrightScope and ICI found.
Can Muni Bonds Outperform Again in 2016?
After municipal bonds outperformed in 2015, the key for munis in 2016 (besides default risk) is when and how much long-term rates rise.
Faber’s Fatalist Forecast: Fed Will Cut Rates, Relaunch QE
The Fed will reverse policy because the U.S. economy is “already entering a recession,” said Marc Faber of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report.
The Year Nothing Worked: Stocks, Bonds, Cash Go Nowhere
"This year is a wake-up call to think about lower returns for the next several years," says BMO’s Lowell Yura.
Alternative Investments Are Sneaking Into DC Plans
Adoption of alternative investments in DC plans has lagged DB plans, but that's beginning to change, despite plan sponsors' reluctance.
Oil Falls From Three-Week High as Iran Says Exports ‘Priority’
Why oil prices are poised to move even lower
Top 2016 Stock Picks From Market Bull Who’s Turned Cautious
Marty Sass, a perennial stock market bull, tells ThinkAdvisor that he is now “questioning the sustainability” of the stock market rally.
Bull Market Getting ‘Long in the Tooth’: Morningstar
Investors (and advisors) may want to look at "value plays," as earnings dip and the market shows signs of "late-cycle behavior."
Top 5 Investor Threats: NASAA
NASAA also launched a senior-focused website for the elderly, family caregivers, the securities industry and policymakers.
Why Investors Shouldn’t Ignore the Power of the Sun
How the latest $1.1 trillion spending bill will help boost investment in solar energy.