Patton’s Fund Picks, Pt. 6: Global, EM Bond Funds
Advisor Mike Patton shares the results of his own research that yields his favorite mutual funds in the global and emerging market bond space.
Housing Starts Rise, but Watch for Housing Stops
While Wednesday’s housing-starts data suggest a possible comeback in the battered sector, a new study of trends among older Americans suggests that housing “stops” are a factor once Americans hit 75.
More Americans Aging Into Poverty
A recent study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that, despite falling during the first part of the last decade, the number of poverty-stricken seniors is once again growing.
Markets Could Crash ‘Like in ’87,’ Faber Says
Without further quantitative easing, U.S. market momentum could lose support and deteriorate, the investment guru predicts.
10 Warning Signs of Springtime Stock Slump: LPL’s Kleintop
LPL Financial chief market strategist Jeff Kleintop and his team have identified 10 indicators to watch this spring that may warn of an impending slide in the stock market.
Oil & Politics: Iraq Outlook Overly Ambitious
Iraq expert Juan Cole describes the political factors now holding up energy developments in that country.
Housing, Health Costs Top Expenses for Older Americans
In this age of longer life spans, age 50 might not seem old, but housing and health care spending are having a significant impact on the older 50 cohort, one that’s growing.
Advisor Confidence Moving in Positive Direction
This slight shift is similar to that of Spectrem Group’s affluent-investor survey and the University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index
Affluent Investors Mirror Broader Economy’s Tepid Optimism
If affluent investor sentiment is a guide, the economy continues to progress at a steady but very slow pace.
An Executive MBA: The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution for Financial Advisors
With 2012 just days away, financial advisors looking for that new year’s resolution that just might stick should consider an Executive MBA program that may have more lasting results than most diets.