The Case for a New Advisor Designation: ‘Fiduciary-Only' Advisors
“Fiduciary-Only” advisors would create a new level of trust between retail investors and advisors — and become the next “powerful marketing tool.”
Why It’s Time to Explore the Stocks-Commodities Dynamic
While equities are performing well, commodities are doing even better. Advisors who ignore commodity ETFs are making a big mistake, Ron DeLegge says.
Why Hedge Funds Rake In Assets Despite ‘Underperformance’: Steinbrugge
Donald Steinbrugge, founder of Agecroft Partners, explains why hedge fund inflows are growing despite the funds' lagging the S&P 500 in recent years.
How a Lousy Economy Can Make You Sick
New studies show ill effects of the economy and stock market—ulcers, migraines, panic attacks, even hospitalization—on stressed investors.
The Retirement Time Bomb No One’s Talking About ... Yet
Pension consultant Ron Surz warns that masses of retirement portfolios are due to blow up, just like they did in 2008, because of inappropriate risk levels in target-date funds.
PIMCO Total Return Loses 14% in Four Months
Recent missteps have allowed smaller rivals like DoubleLine to gain ground.
PIMCO Blames Media for Bond Fund Outflows
The financial media are at least partly to blame, according to Douglas Hodge, chief operating officer of the bond giant.
When Disclosures Do More Harm Than Good to the Client
Disclosure is good, nondisclosure is bad—right? Perhaps it's not as simple as we like to believe, as Michael Finke of Texas Tech points out.
Peter Schiff Slams CBS Blogger Over Recent Gold Post
Peter Schiff came out swinging in an escalating war of words with CBS MoneyWatch blogger Larry Swedroe about the role gold should play in an investment portfolio.
‘Antichrist’ at SEC, Dimon, Bush Among Villains of Financial Crisis: Tavakoli
To Wall Street scourge Janet Tavakoli, the list of financial-crisis villains still evading responsibility is not short and includes, to name a few, Jamie Dimon, Jon Corzine, Tim Geithner, Mary Schapiro, George W. Bush, President Obama and the financial media.