Why Aren’t CFPs Always Subject to a Fiduciary Standard?
The CFP Board's rules on the matter are hard to discern, owing in no small part to essential details appearing separately in three different places.
House to Vote on Tax Extender Bill by Thursday
The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 will extend until year-end tax provisions that expired on Dec. 31, 2013.
Six Do’s and Don’ts for Advisor Due Diligence
The key is to tailor a due diligence program to your specific practice and the potential risk posed by each third-party service provider.
Hispanic, Minority-Owned Businesses an Untapped Advisor Opportunity
Advisor James Perez-Foster encourages advisors to start serving this fast-growing small business segment, as he has done with much success.
Hussman’s Returns, Like His Forecasts, Are Dismal: Analysis
If a person can be too smart for his own good, portfolio manager John Hussman may be feeling the agony of high intelligence right now.
How Fiduciary Advisors Can Change Wall Street—Again
Ron Rogé and NAPFA pushed, and the public pulled, big brokerages to adopt an AUM model. The same can be done with a fiduciary standard.
African-Americans Invest More Conservatively Than Whites: Study
African-Americans hold fewer stocks and bonds and more real estate, life insurance and CDs, according to Credit Suisse and Brandeis University.
The Day After Veterans Day
I’ll admit it: I didn't know what to write about this month in this magazine where I’ve written editor's notes for about 13 years.
A Financial Planning Christmas Carol
A cautionary tale about the future of this profession. Beware, ghosts abound!
Mutual Funds Less Popular Among Youngest, Oldest Investors
Demographic data reveals wide divergence in mutual fund ownership levels by generation.