Justices Will Know Insider Trading When They See It
A loose but useful way to think about U.S. insider-trading law is that it is supposed to encourage research, but discourage cheating.
What ETF Investors Got Wrong About Markets in January
ETF fund flows for the month of January appear to be almost as confusing as the markets themselves.
Financial Crisis ‘Cast Long Shadow on Investors’: UBS
A survey of wealthy and affluent investors finds nearly 90% have maintained or increased their cash holdings since 2008.
Institutional Plan Investments Regain Traction in Q4
Institutional investment plans gained a median 2% in the fourth quarter, rebounding from a median 4.6% loss in the third, Northern Trust Universe reported.
Target Date Funds Post First Yearly Loss Since 2008: Report
The average TDF gained 3% in Q4, but it wasn't enough to offset a loss for 2015, according to Callan Associates.
Bill Gross on Low Rates: ‘How’s It Workin’ for Ya?’
“Global markets and individual economies are increasingly ‘addled’ and distorted” as central banks cut rates, sometimes to negative territory, Gross writes.
How to Kill DOL’s Fiduciary Rule: Andy Friedman
Courts don't like to give injunctions, but if opponents to the rule can get one, “the rule is dead,” the Washington Update analyst says.
Why Are Stocks Falling in Sync With Oil Prices?
The stock market is “treating the plunge in oil prices as an indicator of global growth,” says BlackRock's Russ Koesterich. “That’s wrong.”
Best Finance Tweets of the Month: January 2016
Small children argue with Janet Yellen, Wu-Tang Financial endorses a presidential candidate, and Jeffrey Kleintop quotes Flock of Seagulls.
Don’t Worry About Asia or China. Do Worry About Saudis and Mideast: Ian Bremmer
The bemused markets observer suggests shorting Europe; no Brexit but maybe a Grexit, and sees possibility for more states to fail in Middle East.