Morningstar ETF Invest Live Blog, Day 3: Pundits Pontificate on Future of ETFs
Highlights of the conference’s final day: A "Meet the Pundits" closing session with Matt Hougan, Paul Justice and Tom Lydon.
Advisor Group to Acquire Woodbury
Advisor Group, part of the SunAmerica Financial Group, said in late July that it planned to buy Woodbury Financial Services from The Hartford.
The 2012 IA 25
Some people ride a wave and some people, like the honorees of the 10th annual IA 25, create a wave.
SMA Managers of the Year; Building a Business With Talent: April Investment Advisor—Slideshow
The dividend story has been retold many times, but just because we’ve heard it before doesn’t make it a bad tale.
Smart Tax Planning Now: 22 Days of Tax Planning Advice for 2012—Final Update
AdvisorOne's annual monthlong special report providing a calendar of practical advice and strategic insights on a host of tax planning topics for advisors and their clients.
Fiserv Launches Online Retirement Illustrator Tool
Fiserv announced Monday a new Web-based tool called Retirement Illustrator, a interactive retirement income planning tool for its affiliated advisors to forecast the range of performance outcomes of a retirement portfolio.
Equity Funds Rose Nearly 9% in ‘Q4; They Declined 6%, Though, in 2011
The last few months of 2011 entailed sovereign-debt issues in Europe, partisan gridlock and other tough scenarios, but the average equity fund still improved 8.73 percent in fourth quarter, according to Lipper.
Outlook 2012: Key to Alternative Investing Is More Diversification
Last year's choices for top alternative investments didn't fare so well and a change to a more diversified strategy may be the way to go in 2012.
Shakespeare Nails the Supercommittee: News Analysis
Of the whole sorry saga, from the debt-ceiling deadline to the supercommittee deficit impasse, Shakespeare seemed to say of our national economic life that it is “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
IRA Rollovers & Relationships
A report released in early September by Spectrem focuses on a survey of nearly 1,000 investors who had recently made a rollover or had the opportunity to rollover assets, and found nearly one-third chose Fidelity as their IRA provider. Vanguard was a distant second at 11 percent.