Democratic Senator Criticizes DOL Fiduciary Rule as Hearings Near
Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri says she's worried about access to advice for small investors; Washington Analysis gives its prognosis for the rule.
CFTC Promotes SmartCheck Week to Fight Financial Fraud
Why investors should do background checks on the people they invest with.
Is a Tax Bomb Looming for PIMCO Investors?
Total Return Fund outflows could lead to a host of consequences for the investors who stay. And that’s a problem for all mutual fund investors.
Revenge of the Variable Annuity
VAs, a much-derided investment product, may be central to the future of retirement.
3 Sentences That Explain Investing
While the market is still moving along swimmingly, here are three sentences to help ground advisors in reality.
China E-Commerce Company Alibaba Finds No Business Like Show Business
New fund allows customers to invest in entertainment products and have input into casting choices.
Finke: What Do Annuity Buyers Want?
Annuities serve valuable purposes, but getting clients to recognize this is a challenge.
Jeff and Kim Camarda Talk About Their Suit Against the CFP Board
A conversation with the plaintiffs provides a new perspective on the ongoing "fee-only" issue and raises new questions about the Board’s handling of the case.
4 Things Advisors Should Never Say to Clients
Writer Emily Guy Birken, the daughter of a CFP, considers four red flags her father warned her about.
A Modest Proposal: Prosecute Non-Fiduciaries Using Term ‘Advisor’
Dalbar CEO Lou Harvey has strong medicine for the ills described in today's fiduciary debate: allow only fiduciaries to call themselves advisors, prosecuting those who misappropriate the name.