It’s Graduation Season. Are You Missing a Key Differentiator?
The wise advisor will take advantage of this teachable season by reaching out to clients with tips on last-minute college funding.
Learning the Hard Way
The venture capital fund industry is reeling from a report issued by the Kauffman Foundation last month.
Ivy League All-Star Investment Team: At Point Guard, Jeremy Lin
Consider: If advisors act as asset allocation point guards for their clients, which Ivy Leaguers would you want on your team?
New Hire Roundup: SEC Welcomes Norberg; Fleming Joins FINRA Board
This week in new hires, Jane A. Norberg joined the SEC as deputy chief of the Whistleblower Office; Gregory J. Fleming was elected to FINRA's board of directors; Mike Anderson went to Securities America; and Dan Dorfman joined Trim Tabs Money Blog as a columnist.
Senate GOP Blocks Cordray as Head of Consumer Bureau
The Senate fails to move forward nomination of Richard Cordray as first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Board; GOP says director will wield too much power and that CFPB is unaccountable to Congress.
Deficit Reduction Committee Gets to Work
Congress’ solution to the debt limit crisis and rising deficits is fully operational, but many are left wondering whether the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is capable of fulfilling its mandate.
Create Like Leonardo, Innovate Like Edison
Have you ever wished you could think as creatively as Leonardo da Vinci, who designed a flying machine, invented musical instruments and painted the Mona Lisa?
S&P 500 Sinking to 900 if Recession Comes: S&P’s Stovall
If history is a guide, the S&P 500 stock index may have another 8% to 20% to fall from the current level in the event of a recession, according to an equity research report issued Monday by Standard & Poor’s.
Parsing Bernanke: First Trust’s Brian Wesbury on How Fed Chief’s Words Translate to Action—Weekend Interview
If you want insight into what Ben Bernanke really means behind the carefully crafted politico-speak, talk to Brian Wesbury. He says that the Fed will begin raising rates ‘early in 2012.’
Financial Literacy Brigades
I usually look forward to long plane rides as an opportunity to catch up on some reading. And so it was on a recent cross-country...