Andy Friedman: Why Tax Reform’s Not Happening Anytime Soon
The Washington Update's Andy Friedman explains the principles and high political hurdles to comprehensive tax reform, last achieved in 1986 under President Reagan.
Milevsky: Solving Chile’s Annuity Puzzle
An on-the-scene inquiry into why Chileans buy so many annuities.
Polarization has become a pervasive and much-noted feature of American politics.
MSSB Loses $600 Million Lerner Group to HighTower
This is the seventh new advisor team in 2012 to join the Chicago-based financial services firm run by CEO Elliot Weissbluth.
Solving America’s Income-Deficit Problem
Social Security now pays out more in benefits than it receives in payroll taxes. What does that mean for your clients' portfolio plans?
Krugman, Paul Clash on Policy, Inflation, Role of Fed
Sparks flew when Paul Krugman and Rep. Ron Paul faced off on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart" Monday afternoon.
Milevsky: How Much in Risky Stocks vs. Safe Cash?
From a purely mathematical point of view, the “stocks are safer over long periods of time” argument — before Paul Samuelson took an axe to it — went as follows.
Mary Schapiro and the Strange Case of ‘Business-Model Neutral’
Here's a thought. What if all our laws and regulations were 'business-model neutral,' like our drug and gun laws?
Top 10 Terrible Predictions About Economy
On 11/11/11, while the world still exists despite some predictions otherwise, a review by AdvisorOne of 10 terrible predictions about the markets and the economy.
The principle of homeopathic medicine is to “let like be cured by like”: treat an illness by giving patients minute quantities of medicines that produce the same symptoms. But treating indigestion with a 10-course meal is not a good idea. This is why throwing borrowed funds at the current economic...