Health costs drop, but don't get excited
The magic number for health care costs for a 65-year-old couple leaving the workplace this year is $220,000, down from $240,000 last year.
Advisers plan to use tech to kick client experiences up a notch
E&Y study also finds greater focus on mobile technology; compliance still a big challenge.
More advisers stay in touch by tweeting
Financial advisers are warming up to social media. More advisers are jumping onto Twitter and using social-networking platforms to communicate news and information to clients, according to a new survey from American Century Investments. About 34% of advisers have Twitter accounts, an increase from
The top advisers use mobile devices
The use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is making a huge difference in the profitability of advisory firms.
2012 a swell year in advisory realm
Financial advisers increased both their assets under management and their production figures last year, according to an annual report produced by practice management software maker PriceMetrix Inc.
Premiums contribute to insurance spending boost
More than a third of Americans spent more last year to insure everything from homes, cars and boats to their own life and health.
Top SMAs: Rankings and overview
Nathan Behan, a senior investment analyst at Prima Capital Holdings, outlines some key recent and long-term trends in the markets in an economic report and analysis on the third quarter.
Corporate cash piling up - but not dividends
Pressure is building for higher dividends as U.S. companies from Google Inc. (GOOG) to Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) sit on record cash stockpiles, and payouts remain at three-year lows
Telecom is connecting with fund managers
Mutual fund managers are buying telecommunications stocks, many of them for the first time in years, as the sector emerges as a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster market
Brian Barish: Small portfolio keeps him focused on winners
Brian Barish is known for his ability to talk in depth about the stocks in his portfolios, often strictly from memory
Prima Capital's Nathan Behan: First-quarter commentary
Nathan Behan, a senior investment analyst at Prima Capital Holdings, outlines some key recent and long-term trends in the markets in an economic report and analysis on the first quarter
Fastest growing firms? Not your father's fund company
The fastest growing mutual fund companies have one thing in common: They are anything but just plain-vanilla stock and bond asset management firms.
Weak economy weighing down market
It's no surprise that advisers are worried about a multitude of economic problems
'Sin' stocks outpace market, proving recession-resistant
When it comes to the stock market, sin is in. So-called vice stocks in the tobacco, alcohol and defense industries generally are performing better than the overall market, which has moved in fits and starts in recent months. Looking forward, some analysts said that these companies are a good bet
The recession's over? Don't make me laugh
The recession ended in June 2009, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced last week, but 74.5% of the 665 financial advisers who responded to an InvestmentNews online survey don't feel much like celebrating. Almost half of the advisers who took part in the survey, which was conducted
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