Top Portfolio Products: Vanguard Takes Another Shot in ETF Fee War
Vanguard cuts fees on its 500 Index Fund ETF via a reverse share split, and Franklin Templeton launches two new global funds.
Top Portfolio Products: DoubleLine Plans Fund With Shiller Benchmark
Franklin Templeton adds four new target date funds; First Trust introduces international multi-asset diversified income fund.
Fund Firms Ease Restrictions on Website Access
Mutual fund firms are offering more open access to their websites, a report by Corporate Insight found.
Investing in Romania: Good Reform, but Struggling With the Old
Mark Mobius recently blogged about a visit to Romania, saying that the country exhibits both the progress and the problems inherent in a globalizing economy.
What’s at Stake for Muni Bond Investors in Detroit Insolvency
In what may be the most severe case of credit distress since the Great Depression, the city of Detroit is charting new territory in negotiations with creditors to avert a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing.
What Makes Clients Happy? A Good Retirement Plan
Nine in 10 investors working with financial advisors are happy with their retirement income plans, according to a recent survey of 2,000 individuals.
Fidelity, TD Ameritrade Raise Stakes on ETFs
As the ETF industry gains a larger foothold in the U.S. capital markets, Fidelity and TD Ameritrade are plunging deeply into the ETF space.
Investors Are Optimistic, but More Conservative, Franklin Templeton Finds
Despite an overall positive outlook, avoiding loss, rather than achieving higher returns, is still a top priority.
LPL Names Russell’s Parker to Lead Investment and Planning Solutions
Parker will be based in San Diego and report to Robert Moore, the firm’s president of advisor and institution solutions.
Top 10 Fund Brands: RIA, IBD, Wirehouse Advisors’ Favorites
When it comes to naming names, advisors predictably pick all the big fund firms as their favorites. But look at Phoenix's survey more closely, and fascinating patterns are revealed.