The 2013 Broker-Dealer Presidents’ Poll
Fee compression, regulation, succession planning, technology—the more things change, the more they stay the same for the 58 leaders of independent broker-dealers we questioned exclusively for our annual survey
Trend Spotter Rosenberg Sees Inflation Around the Corner
The widely followed economist David Rosenberg, known for his early warning of the housing market bubble, now foresees a persistent inflationary trend in the making.
Paul Ryan’s Budget: Something for Everyone (to Criticize)
"The president promises big government and Ryan promises smaller big government,” a Cato Institute analyst says, while others say cuts are still too big.
Taking Sides: Will Wall Street’s Generosity to GOP Continue?
In the 2008 presidential race, Barack Obama had a substantial edge over John McCain in raising money from Wall Street. That advantage has not only evaporated for the president in the current race, but has reversed dramatically.
Forecasting election outcomes has taken on some of the trappings of a science in recent years.
Advisors’ Work Begins With Supreme Court’s Ruling on Health Law
RIAs who own small businesses, and the stock markets, can now begin digesting the reality of the PPACA.
6 Moves Advisors Should Make in ‘Volatile’ 2012: Andy Friedman
The election and other hot political issues will keep markets volatile, attorney Andy Friedman says.
In Uncertain Times, Top Advisors Focus on Their Strengths
Rydex AdvisorBenchmarking survey finds advisors are focusing on better defining their services to help differentiate themselves.
Ryan’s GOP Budget Repeals AMT and Health Care Law, Reforms Tax Code
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., released the House 2013 budget, which would reduce tax brackets from six to two and, like Obama's plan, cut corporate tax rate.
300% Hike in Dividend Tax Will Starve Economic Engine, AEI Scholars Say
Two scholars at AEI say Washington is about to tax, and thereby make more scarce, the fuel that drives investment in the economy. The sharp tax spike well likely also depress stock market performance.