5 Obscure Tax Breaks Congress Just Approved
Just in time for the holidays, the House pulled together Wednesday night to revive dozens of tax breaks. Here are some of the most noteworthy.
Wealthy Investors Worry About Digital Security but Fail to Protect Assets
Investors are concerned about protecting both their financial data and their online reputations, a study found.
10 Best Finance Tweets of the Month: August
Corporate graphic design gone wrong, a petite Putin and more highlights from the Twittersphere.
Texas Billionaire’s Odd Way of Saving Heirs Some Tax Dollars
It's not actually a good idea to lose $2.8 billion to save $1.1 billion in taxes.
The Message of a $549,000 Watch
A suggestion: some folks might want to make some of their conspicuous consumption a little less conspicuous.
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.
Beware High-Speed Trading’s Hidden Cost: Seawright
Like insider trading, high-frequency trading uses an unfair information advantage against ordinary investors, says broker-dealer CIO Bob Seawright, and the damage is hard to see.
Canellos Departs SEC, Leaving Ceresney to Lead Enforcement
As was expected, the co-director of Enforcement will leave agency after 4 1/2 years, leaving Chairwoman White’s longtime lieutenant to lead the division.
BofA-Merrill Moves to Settle Lawsuit With Black Brokers
The lawsuit, which alleges discrimination and was initiated in 2005, could be resolved for a reported $160 million as early as Tuesday.
SEC Swears In 2 Commissioners; FINRA Names New Governors
Kara Stein and Michael Piwowar, both former congressional staffers, are new SEC commissioners, replacing Elisse Walter and Troy Paredes.