Retirement Savings, Household Assets Rise in 2013; Big Gains for Seniors
Total household assets increased 16% last year, according to a study by Hearts & Wallets.
With New Year, Financial Advisors Will Need New Approach
One critical strategy that I see taking hold in 2015 is “investor/advisor alignment.”
Why Aren’t CFPs Always Subject to a Fiduciary Standard?
The CFP Board's rules on the matter are hard to discern, owing in no small part to essential details appearing separately in three different places.
GOP Blasts User Fees Plan, Tells SEC to Boost Exams Now
Reps. Hensarling and Garrett give SEC Chairwoman White a Dec. 5 deadline to detail how agency will reallocate resources.
How Fiduciary Advisors Can Change Wall Street—Again
Ron Rogé and NAPFA pushed, and the public pulled, big brokerages to adopt an AUM model. The same can be done with a fiduciary standard.
Why Disclosures Don't Work
Most retirement plan participants have no clue how much they're paying in fees, despite DOL's fee transparency rules. So why should brokers' disclosures work better?
PIMCO Outflows Painful but Not Deadly: Morningstar
The flagship Total Return Fund had $50 billion in net outflows in the past two months, but Morningstar sees positive future potential.
Best Finance Tweets of the Month: October
QE comes to an end, Josh Brown has advice for retail investors and economists Google themselves.
SEC Sanctions Schwab, TD Ameritrade, 11 Others on Puerto Rican Junk Bond Sales
The SEC Monday sanctioned 13 firms under MSRB's minimum investment rule intended to keep retail investors out of higher-risk offerings.
Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Like ‘Shoveling Manure’: SEC’s Gallagher
The SEC won “the Dodd-Frank ‘booby prize,’ and we are still paying the price over four years later,” said SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher.