Emerging Global Advisors launched two equity emerging markets ETFs with a unique slant.
One of the worst droughts in 30 years has damaged U.S. corn crops and keeps lifting prices higher.
For three decades, Jim Poterba has studied how taxation affects household and business decision-making. The big takeaway for financial advisors: one size does not fit all.
If the 2012 election campaign has plunged you into depression and convinced you that this country is going down the drain, an antidote could be a tour of a college or university campus.
Today our nation is facing a series of tax hikes and mandatory spending cuts that threaten to send the economy over a fiscal cliff at the end of the year.
The Hartford Financial Services Group agreed to sell its Retirement Plans business to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. for $400 million in early September.
Jane Wollman Rusoff
The investment visionary, long a skeptic of exchange-traded funds, gives his candid assessment of the fast-growing field.
Morgan Stanley and Citigroup have agreed on the valuation to be used in pricing Morgan Stanleys purchase of the remaining stake in the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture: $13.5 billion for the full business, which includes close to 17,000 advisors.
Municipal bonds have lower default rates and carry lower risk because credit raters say sohow many times have we heard that?
Income investors have been crushed by the depressed interest rate environment.
John Bogle was long a prophet without honor in the financial services industry.
In the 2008 presidential race, Barack Obama had a substantial edge over John McCain in raising money from Wall Street. That advantage has not only evaporated for the president in the current race, but has reversed dramatically.
Even if you do everything right on the first call, you can still blow it on this crucial follow-up call.
Many brokers continued to move between the wirehouses in the late summer and early fall.
The shareholder-owned electric utility industry added to its eight-year-long trend of widespread dividend increases in Q2.
Many advisors expect to see a slight lift in pay in 2012, but with the sluggish economic recovery, ongoing global challenges and relentless cost-cutting, there is little reason to bring out the bubbly.
Asking PIMCO founder Bill Gross his opinion of stocks is like asking the late Steve Jobs his opinion of Windows.
Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP
Despite the overall markets swings from risk-on to risk-off in response to a slow U.S. recovery, Europes ongoing crisis and the Feds decision to hold rates at extraordinarily low levels, electric utilities have continued to provide solid total returns for growth-and-income investors seeking lower volatility.
With current bond yields low, interest rates lower and the economic outlook cloudy at best, Ken Volpert, head of Vanguards Taxable Bond Group, says the organization doesnt think future bond returns will be nearly as robust as theyve been.
Ive always been intrigued by financial advisors.
It is a major fear for many Americans. In fact, there is excellent research to support the idea that Americans fear running out of money in retirement more than they fear death.
Russell Investments is liquidating 25 equity index ETFs with around $310 million in assets.