Kotlikoff: Social Security’s Rules Ripping Off Recipients
Laurence Kotlikoff talks to ThinkAdvisor about some of the most "devious" among Social Security's 1,728 rules—and why high-income clients ignore them at their peril.
IRS’ 12 Tax Scams to Avoid in 2015: The Dirty Dozen
From lower-income taxpayers to the ultra-high net worth, anyone can fall victim to a tax scam — or perpetrate one.
The Third Rail of American Politics Is Live
The Congressional Budget Office's economic outlook for the next 10 years, released in late January, found that the federal deficit will balloon to 4% of GDP by 2025 from 2.8% today, thanks in large part to entitlement programs like Social Security.
U.S. Banks Hoard $2 Trillion of Ultra-Safe Bonds
What do America’s banks know about the state of the U.S. economy that has them hoarding Treasuries?
The Hot New Statistic Oil Traders Are Looking at Is 71 Years Old
The sudden interest in Houston-based Baker Hughes’ rig counts shows how desperate traders have become to find the bottom of the oil market.
S&P to Pay $1.5 Billion Fine to US, States Over Mortgage Bond Ratings
S&P will pay more than a year’s profit to settle suits that it inflated ratings on subprime-mortgage bonds.
Axel Merk: ‘There Is No Safe Asset Anymore’
In a provocative and wide-ranging interview, currency manager Merk says stocks will fall, cash isn't a haven and he "wouldn’t touch bonds with a broomstick."
Preparing Clients for Some Gloomy Possible Futures
Even if you don't believe in these gloom-and-doom scenarios, your clients will want to know how you're protecting them.
Oil Slump Blindsides Bulls That Wagered on Rout Ending
“A number of investors think we’re close to the bottom,” says Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy and Economic Research.
The New Economy Is Here—Like It or Not
The post-industrial age brings turmoil and opportunity.