Under the Hood: Bond Investing—Preparing for Rate Increases
When rates rise, what bonds do you want your clients to be holding? A look at the options.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Franklin Resources, Chairman Sued for $150M Over Long-Ago Stock Bequest
In another action, FINRA expelled a firm for stock manipulation and barred its CEO, who looted the firm to pay for tattoos and pet care.
Time to Reform FINRA: Mercatus Paper
A paper from the Mercatus Center's Hester Peirce argues that FINRA exhibits “a troubling independence from government, industry and the public.”
Top Portfolio Products: Barclays Moves ETNs to Nasdaq
Bloomberg offers ETF service, while XY Planning expands its resources.
Why Wall Street (Still) Hates Bonds
Investors should consider the gains missed by listening to "expert predictions," Ron DeLegge writes.
U.S. Bond Sentiment Worst Since Disastrous ’09
Experts say 10-year yields could top 3% in 2015, twice the level forecast for 2014.
How America Is Kicking Its Oil Habit
The U.S. is producing the most oil in 31 years, growth is accelerating and crude prices are plunging. So why is Americans’ petroleum use waning?
The Running of the Bears: Jobs Surge Sways Even Pessimists
The skeptics about the U.S. economic recovery, including Paul Krugman and Axel Merk, are turning optimistic.
The SEC Is Broken
A decades-old law and the origin of new commissioners stymies consensus building and rulemaking at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Is the ETF Market Saturated?
An interview with Herb Blank of S-Network Global Indexes.