Investment Hazard: New Venezuelan President Has No Cure For Economic Crisis
Chavez’s successor casts blame, but inflation rages and investors should beware.
Horsemeat Burgers? Scandal Exposes Europe's Supply Chain Weakness
The horsemeat scandal highlights weaknesses in Europe’s supply chain—and potential investor nightmares.
Markets Hit by Sino-Japanese Row
Fitch Ratings warned that, should the conflict continue, auto and tech companies could see downgrades.
Global Economy at Risk: OECD
According to the OECD, the euro zone debt crisis threatens not just Europe, but the world economy itself.
In the nearly 30 years that I have been covering financial advisors, the fundamental problem hasn’t changed: Delivering client-centered advice isn’t as profitable as selling products.
Grinch Looks Poised to Steal Christmas From Retailers, Mall Owners
The year’s longest sustained sales season encompassing Thanksgiving and Christmas is just on the horizon, but early indicators suggest little holiday cheer for retailers.
The Perils of Financial Geography
As an industry, we are blessed with an abundance of creative home office types who cleverly apply mathematics to convince even sophisticated advisors that they have somehow managed to squeeze more than 100 cents out of a dollar.