How the Wirehouses Embraced ETFs
Wirehouses and other large broker-dealers have emerged as key players in ETF distribution; big data and smart beta will drive the trend further.
The GOP’s Economy Problem, and How to Fix It in 2016
Republican presidential candidates can blunt Democrats' advantage on economic issues, but it will require them to go against every economic and political instinct they have.
529 College Plan Bill to Be Debated in Senate Committee
The bill is intended to "modernize" 529 plans and would designate computers as a qualified expense, among other provisions.
3 Former Treasury Secretaries Sing a Song of Woe
Three former secretaries of the Treasury—like their operatic counterparts the Three Tenors—were singing the same tune, a requiem for the U.S. political system.
Tavakoli Turns Her Fire From Crony Capitalists to Muslim Fundamentalists
New book by structured finance expert discusses the ‘Unveiled Threat’ of a woman who knows how to follow the money.
Jeff Brown Tackles Tough Annuity Questions
Why don't more people annuitize? How should retirees fund their health care? Economist Jeffrey Brown has studied these difficult questions and more, Michael Finke writes.
M*A*S*H Star Turned Mogul Wayne Rogers Blasts Tax Code, Offers Tips
M*A*S*H TV star and serial businessman Wayne Rogers discusses why the tax code is broken and has some choice words for Dodd and Frank.
Dodd and Frank, Together Again, Defend Their Namesake Law
Appearing together in public for the first time since retiring from Congress, Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank defended controversial aspects of the landmark legislation.
PIMCO’s Gross Calls for Tax Hike on Rich, Laments 1% ‘Scrooges’
Reading almost like an Occupy Wall Street manifesto, bond billionaire Bill Gross’ latest outlook says it’s time to end lower taxes on capital than labor.
The Budgeting Can Kicks Washington Back
A slew of Nobel-winning economists join hundreds of other VIPs demanding honest budgeting in Washington.