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Time to strap in for the downsides of cheap oil, higher interest rates
From higher interest rates to collapsing oil prices, and everything in between, financial analysts say the markets are laced with risks, many of which are being ignored by investors and financial advisers.On the sinking price of crude oil, which has dropped 31%, to about $56 a barrel, in less than
F-Squared pays $35 million to settle claims it misled investors
SEC says company overstated performance of its flagship ETF over a seven-year period, and it charged the former CEO for making false and misleading statements.
Nicholas Schorsch's REIT empire is under siege
A blockbuster lawsuit alleging misconduct by Nicholas Schorsch is one of many issues confronting his vast real estate empire.
New ETF lets active managers keep secret sauce
Fund investors are flocking to index-tracking ETFs as they try to improve performance.
Coming off a big year, Janus files for exotic ETFs
Janus Capital Group Inc. this year has already snagged the world's most famous bond fund manager and acquired a manufacturer of exchange-traded funds.But it has even bigger plans in the ETF market, and they go beyond Bill Gross, according to filings with federal regulators.The fund manager late
Shrugging off diversification, more advisers chase stock market performance
On Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin, advisers are starting to shun alternatives to avoid the risk of missing out on the stock market's run. Plus: Venezuela's sinking credit rating, attractive valuations even at these prices, and investing rules from Stephen Colbert
Schorsch allegations will haunt nontraded REIT industry
Industry "floored" by allegation that REIT czar had hand in $23 million accounting error at American Realty Capital Properties.
Schorsch accused of manipulating ARCP books: Suit
American Realty Capital Properties Inc.'s former chief accounting officer alleges the ex-chairman ordered numbers to be changed.
BlackRock leads Vanguard as ETFs race toward a record year
Two giants remain in a tight race for buy-and-hold index investors' money as category total close to cracking the $2 trillion mark in a 'victory of vanilla' story.
Alternatives offer money managers a profitable lifeline
Low-cost index funds capturing 25% of new assets but drive just 5% of revenue.
Alts fund manager Daniel Thibeault arrested in securities fraud
The FBI accused GL Capital Partners CEO Daniel Thibeault of creating fictitious loans to divert millions in assets to business accounts.
Powerful Wells Fargo division takes over firm's wealth management research functions
New unit will influence product selections for 15,000 advisers managing $1.6 trillion in assets.
An alternative oil investment that hinges on infrastructure needs
The sharp decrease in oil prices over the past six months undoubtedly has pained advisers and investors interested in the energy sector. Oil prices dropped sharply last week, reaching five-year lows. For the first time since July 2009, the price of benchmark U.S. oil fell below $61 a barrel. But
New platforms for alternatives trading miss the mark
Smart money should be focused on finding ways to help advisers first navigate the liquid alts world.
If you only pay attention to a few market experts, Mark Mobius should be one
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu also includes: There's always John Bogle ... or not; how much insider trading is now legal, about that spike in gold and the battle between oil and stocks is about to turn.
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