No So Fast, Advisors: Get Social Media Right, Rather Than First
Better technology is good. But using it effectively is another matter.
Finding the Right Safety Net
When changing broker-dealers, transition time is typically brief—only one or two months.
Iran Threatens Oil Blockade Over Sanctions
Iran threatened to cut off oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz if the U.S. follows through on its threat to impose economic sanctions. Oil markets dismissed the rhetoric.
This Christmas Say No, for Now, to Shopping
NEWS SOURCES ARE ALREADY REPORTING sightings of the Grinch poised to steal Christmas. Subpar sales are signaling a frigid holiday season ahead, and retailers are aggressively courting consumers through deep discounts. But Americans should avoid this snare.
My Lunch with Professor Menahem Yaari
Menahem Yaari is an emeritus professor of economics at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and past president of the Israeli Academy of Sciences. He retired from active teaching over a decade ago, but continues to lecture widely and address scholarly conferences around the world. Amongst his many accomplishments and honors, he...
Fighting Financial Fraud: Stanford University, FINRA Debut Prevention Center
Stanford University’s Center on Longevity and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation recently launched the Research Center on the Prevention of Financial Fraud, an interdisciplinary resource for law enforcement, government and research groups studying financial frauds.
As Moody's Warns U.S. Over Debt Ceiling, Tips to Protect Portfolio
A potential default by U.S. will trigger necessity for changes to investors' portfolios as markets react.
Women in Wealth Profile: Schwab's Kim Wright-Violich
For the president of Schwab Charitable, there’s a ‘magic in mixing the for-profit and non-profit worlds.’
Conservative Economists Call on Bernanke to Abandon QE2
A who's who of conservative economists and pundits launched a campaign this week to urge Fed chairman Ben Bernanke to abandon plans to purchase $600 billion in assets.
HighTower Adds Managing Director and COO
RIA firm bolsters West Coast operations and fills new home office position