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.”
Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About Annuities With GMIB Riders
Annuities with guaranteed income benefit riders are popular and appear valuable, but let’s run the numbers.
Raymond James Adds 8 Advisors; Margaret Towle Joins Merrill
RJ adds advisors from largest credit union in Oregon, while Wells Fargo adds reps in Connecticut and Texas. Towle, formerly of HighTower, joins Merrill.
4 Experts Make 11 Predictions on Stocks, Economy for 2015
Wary optimism, not great expectations, pinpoints the outlook for stocks in 2015, top equity strategists say.
Fixed Indexed Annuities to Hold ‘Bright Spot’ in 2015
Fixed indexed annuities and immediate and deferred income annuities are showing “strong growth,” says the IRI's Cathy Weatherford.
5 Key Economic Trends for 2015: SIFMA
Rise in GDP, a lower jobless rate and oil prices that remain low in the forecast.
Fixed Annuity Sales Dip in Q3: IRI
Fixed annuity sales cooled in Q3 from a five-year high while variable annuity total sales remained stable, according to IRI's Q3 2014 Annuity Sales Report.
10 Big Economic Predictions for 2015: BofA Merrill Lynch
BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research released its annual year-ahead outlook, seeing strong fundamentals and robust growth in the U.S.
Tony Robbins Slams Critics, Says He’s Not a Financial Advisor
Supercoach Tony Robbins, who invites seminar attendees to walk over hot coals, is now raking RIAs over the coals for taking “pot shots” at him.
Boomer Demand for Annuities to Stay High Despite Low Rates
Three-quarters of advisors say most clients want guaranteed retirement income, IRI report shows.