Top Portfolio Products: Schwab Adds Commission-Free ETFs
There are more choices than ever for investing overseas, from ETFs that hedge currency exposure to funds that focus on sustainability.
An Angry Bill Gross Tells Fed, Central Banks to ‘Get Off Zero!’
Savers are being "slowly cooked alive" by zero interest rates, Gross said, "while central bankers focus on their Taylor models and fight nonexistent inflation.”
Some Americans Would Rather Clean Toilets Than Pick a Health Plan: Survey
Aflac study finds that most people spend less than 30 minutes researching health benefits; advisors can help change this.
Top Portfolio Products: New ETFs From State Street and Direxion
Hedge your currency risk or double down on a leveraged sector stock bet? That's what some of this week's new portfolio products offer.
School Daze: Limiting Liabilities of College Students
It’s understandable that college students will make poor decisions, but ensure your clients are protected from those risky choices.
8 Issues to Address in Your Advisory Contracts
Yes, a prudent investment advisory contract would include more than mere boilerplate, but don’t overlook the basics.
IUL: A Nontraditional Way to Allocate Retirement Assets
Indexed universal life insurance (IUL) can combine the risk protection elements of bonds with equity market participation and access to tax-free cash later in retirement.
Morningstar: GuideStone's Duggan on Religious-Based Investing
Christian-screened funds can stand on their own as investments, CIO Ron Duggard of GuideStone argues, plus "everyone screens" in some way.
Fidelity National Agrees to Buy SunGard for $9.1 Billion
The deal combines a banking and payment firm with a software maker, while pushing Fidelity into the wealth space.
Is the Stand-Alone HRA Making a Comeback?
Stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements have been a casualty of the Affordable Care Act, but proposed legislation could allow some small businesses to keep using them.