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You think that was bad? Future recessions will be much worse
With the Fed out of tricks, investors should expect a more volatile economy and market over the next 20 years
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Finding value in unpopular alpha
If everyone is scared to go into an asset class, then there will be no competition and prices will not get bid up
Lies, damn lies, and statistics . . . again
Commonwealth Financial's CIO Brad McMillan discusses the latest job report and the questions over its legitimacy.
Why the calm markets are about to get rougher
Brad McMillan, v.p. and chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial Network, says that the calm markets in August might have been too calm as there are things out there that could give us "nasty shocks" going forward. Mr. McMillan does view the U.S. economy as doing "surprisingly well," ...
Cracks in the BRIC Wall
The story of the BRICs has changed, with the general perception of political stability and economic growth morphing into something at least more nuanced.
Video: How Europe's turmoil can indirectly help the U.S.
In his June market report, Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial, argues that the problems in Europe have only had a limited direct negative impact on the U.S. economy.
Darren Tedesco: Driving Commonwealth's 'intuitive' tech
No matter how you slice the data, Commonwealth Financial Network LLP comes out as one of the top independent broker-dealers in the nation — and a big part of that success has been its technology.
Commonwealth, LPL sold troubled private placement
After avoiding the pitfalls of disastrous Regulation D deals over the past decade, Commonwealth Financial Network and LPL Financial LLC are contending with potential fallout from a real estate private placement that faces pressure from its creditors
Commonwealth, LPL could see fallout from Reg D deal they sold
After avoiding the pitfalls of disastrous Regulation D deals during the past decade, Commonwealth Financial Network and LPL Financial LLC are contending with potential fallout from a real estate private placement that faces pressure from its creditors.
Surprise! Fee-based VAs gaining traction — at least among B-Ds
Commonwealth and five broker-dealers sign on to sell Allianz's variable annuity; apes LPL Financial's earlier move
B-Ds unveil game plans related to muni disclosure
As regulators increase scrutiny of municipal bond sales, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, J.J.B. Hilliard W. L. Lyons LLC and Commonwealth Financial Network are among the broker-dealers that are considering changes in how financial advisers disclose material events about muni bonds to clients
INTV: One B-D's secret for recruiting top-producing advisers
Among the largest independent broker-dealers, Commonwealth Financial Network has the highest concentration of financial advisers who produce more than $500,000 annually, according to InvestmentNews data. And it's reached the top by getting people out the door: Namely, its advisers.
First Look: The new Client 360 brings it all together
Central to Commonwealth's updated platform are householding and better tool integration
Employee advisers rate Edward Jones best, MSSB worst in B-D satisfaction
Edward Jones is tops and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC the worst in terms of financial adviser satisfaction at six national broker-dealers, according to a J.D. Power and Associates Survey released last Friday
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