In Competitive Stroke, Fidelity Launches Low-Cost, No-Commission ETFs
Trading began Thursday on 10 new Fidelity sector ETFs offered at 12 bps, with BlackRock as the funds’ subadvisor. Fidelity move may threaten Schwab and TD Ameritrade's ETF platforms for advisors.
Active Investors Confident About Market Growth
Active investors expect their personal returns to be higher than they were last year, and most expect to match or beat the market, Fidelity found.
What Free Trade With Europe Will Mean
Some sectors will thrive on more trans-Atlantic trade.
New Hire Roundup: DOL Still Seeks Advisory Council Nominations
This week in new hires, the DOL is still seeking nominations for its ERISA advisory council, and OneAmerica announced Scott Davison's promotion to president.
Next-Gen Advisors Get Schooled in Social Media That Sells
Cost of social media is "almost nil compared to a traditional advertising effort for a new financial planner," says Texas Tech student Dustin Parks...
Why Dividend-Paying Stocks Remain Attractive
More, and more diverse, companies paying dividends, high cash levels on corporate balance sheets and a continued search for income among investors all bode well for dividend-paying stocks.
Advisors, Investors Confident About Future: Schwab
RIAs are more confident and optimistic about their businesses for the future, according to Schwab Advisor Services.
New Hire Roundup: Nautilus Group Names Grisham CEO
This week in new hires, Brooke Zrno Grisham was named CEO of the Nautilus Group and George Connolly was elected to the board of trustees of the American College.
Raymond James Execs on IT: ‘Can’t Slow Down’
Top technology execs share latest successes at the independent broker-dealer’s annual conference in Dallas.
The Dow’s Upside: Why the Pessimists May Be Wrong
The Dow has been rising, but the pessimists point to troubling fundamentals. However, many of these economic trends could also be seen as beneficial for the stock market.