Financial Advisors Too Focused on Finance
Morningstar research suggests that investments — often the be-all and end-all for advisors — take on a humbler profile when clients' portfolios are considered holistically.
Investors Watching France’s Economy Closely
Skittish investors have been looking at France with a wary eye for some time. The economy is slow but it is moving.
New Fund Capitalizes on Shale Oil Revolution
The shale oil boom is only growing, but the limited number of companies providing pipelines and storage facilities offer an opportunity to own "regulated monopolies."
Niall Ferguson: Will Bitcoin Banish U.S. Dollar, or Will U.S. Dollar Banish Bitcoin?
Have Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Bitcoin leveled the playing field between ordinary citizens and government, or have they been co-opted?
Trends Point to Growth & Stability
Developed nations are showing renewed signs of stability in output growth and employment, according to recent data from the International Monetary Fund. Meanwhile, the emerging markets of the world have hit an important milestone: Their combined gross domestic product now represents more than 50% of global production, a recent IMF...
The Limits of Data in Finance and Life
Quantification can be misleading in investment and beyond.
Ric Edelman: What’s Wrong With IRAs, 401(k)s, and the Industry That Sells Them
The outspoken Edelman talks to ThinkAdvisor about how Wall Street preys on investors, the unconventional structure of his practice and why he opposes mutual funds.
Emerging Markets Dominate Global GDP
Portfolios have not caught up with this shift, says analyst Jan Dehn of Ashmore.
Payrolls in U.S. Rise Most Since 2012, Unemployment Falls to 6.3%
The jobless rate plunged to 6.3% as companies grew confident the U.S. economy was emerging from a first-quarter slowdown.
Fed Says Economy Has Picked Up as It Trims Bond Buying Further
The Federal Reserve said the economy is gaining momentum as consumers spend more, and said it would continue to trim the pace of bond purchases.