SEC, FINRA Enforcement: BHP Billiton to Pay $25M Over Olympics Invites
Meanwhile, FINRA has censured and fined EDI Financial Inc. for failing to have supervisory procedures in place for sales of private placements.
Hedge Fund Firm GMO Says Stop Hedging Your (Foreign) Bets
The Boston-based hedge fund firm argues that, paradoxically, hedging foreign equity actually increases risk.
Falling Oil Prices Leave ‘Pocket of Opportunity’ in Pricey Market: Morningstar
The fourth quarter's plunge in energy stocks has led to a surge in the number of stocks earning all five of Morningstar’s coveted stars.
SEC, DOL Enforcement: Indiana School District, Muni Bond Writer Face Investor Fraud Charges
Recent actions include FERC winning a $410 million settlement from JPMorgan, DOL stepped in against Kentucky-based plan fiduciaries, insider trading charges against former CEO in Spain.
Gold Is Political, Platinum Industrial, Diamonds Are Forever
Politics and the economy are facets in the allure of the precious; investors beware.
Invest in ‘The Lucky Country’ via ETFs
Since the Great Recession started to take shape in 2008, one mega-theme has dominated financial markets around the world: the avoidance of risk at any cost.
Investing in 'The Lucky Country' via ETFs
Unlike Europe (and the U.S.), the Australian government has very low overall debt levels and projects a budget surplus in 2012.
Value of M&A's Edge Up, but Potential Deals Fight Constraints, Report Finds
A report from the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP indicates that, while the M&A market is still weak, deals are rising slightly in dollars if not in volume.