Obama’s State of the Union Financial Proposals Draw Praise, Criticism
Industry trade groups and lawmakers were quick to weigh in on Obama's plans, or lack thereof, on cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, taxes and entitlement reform.
Congress Needs to Do Its Bit for Economy
The U.S. is doing better than other regions, but politicians must improve conditions for more Americans in 2015.
Andy Friedman: The Best Time to Cash In on Washington Gridlock
While the new congressional term promises many high-profile battles, one in particular will likely trigger a market swoon and subsequent buying opportunity, Friedman says.
Senate Passes TRIA; National Insurance Licensing Hub Closer to Reality
“One-stop insurance licensing across state lines will soon be a reality,” says IRI's Weatherford.
New Buyers Will Flow Into Housing Market in 2015: Forecast
Younger buyers will drive much of the housing market's growth as the job market improves, Realtor.com says.
Raymond James Adds 8 Advisors; Margaret Towle Joins Merrill
RJ adds advisors from largest credit union in Oregon, while Wells Fargo adds reps in Connecticut and Texas. Towle, formerly of HighTower, joins Merrill.
GOP to Warren: That Dodd-Frank Rollback Was Just the Appetizer
The Republican sponsor of a measure easing a bank regulation is planning to pick new fights in 2015.
3 Asset Managers on 2015 Investing Amid Rising Geopolitical Risk
The importance of both political and geopolitical risk have gained further amplitude and raised their profile as key issues for the investment community to consider in 2015.
Gridlock Likely in New Congress as Fiduciary Regs Hang in Balance
The list of regulations and legislation that the advisory industry will be watching — and lobbying to influence — in the new year is long.
Even Congress Doesn’t Like the Tax Plan It’s Ready to Pass
Lawmakers, about to pass a short-term deal on tax extenders, know what they’re doing is bad policy. And they’re doing it anyway.