IRS Ripped at Hearing Over Service Cuts to Taxpayers
The IRS commissioner countered that budget cuts had constrained the agency's capacity to help taxpayers during filing season.
DOL Releases Fiduciary Plan
The DOL's long-anticipated, controversial redraft of its rule to redefine fiduciary for retirement plans is now out for public comment.
SIFMA, FSR Urge Passage of Cyber Sharing Bill
CISA would allow businesses and government "to quickly and effectively share critical information about cyber threats while ensuring privacy," the groups say.
El-Erian: Most of My Money Is in Cash
El-Erian tells Orange County Register he's keeping his wealth in cash because “most asset prices have been pushed by central banks to very elevated levels."
One Step at a Time: An Open Letter to the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard
The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard called for public and industry comment in a January white paper outlining 11 best practices for advisors and brokers who provide advice to clients. What follows is an open comment letter that I sent to the Institute in March
Obama Issues Order to Fight Cyberattacks
The executive order creates a new way for the U.S. government to better respond to the "most significant" cybersecurity threats.
Explaining the Market’s Explainers
Often, they seem to be saying “I don’t like that!” but lack either the awareness or courage to acknowledge the subtext of what they’re saying.
SEC Chief White: Fiduciary Rulemaking Just Getting Started
Any such rule is “still a 'whether' question," SEC chairwoman says, pointing out she is only "one of five votes" on the commission.
CFPB’s Independent Funding Nixed in Senate Budget Plan
GOP senator calls CFPB “a rogue agency,” but consumer groups say independent funding shields it from Wall Street pressure.
Ritholtz: The Worldwide Deficit of High-Quality Debt
Observers like Jeffrey Gundlach and Gary Shilling expect rates on quality long-term bonds to stay low because of a limited supply, Barry Ritholtz writes.