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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.
Amid increasing pressure from regulators, broker-dealers are making changes to how they sell some alternative investments.
The 99 percent: NYSE breaks trades in Andarko after shares plunge
Stock price of oil producer briefly plummeted from $87.56 to 1 cent; 'blips and issues'
Alternatives crackdown continues as Finra fines VSR
More pain for broker-dealers as Finra fines another alternatives specialist. One exec cites the regulator's powerful message on need for supervision and approval processes among alternatives.
B-Ds reining in sales of alternatives
Broker-dealers, feeling the heat from regulators, are changing how they sell alternatives. Bruce Kelly has all the details.
See America first: Investors like U.S. best
In a dramatic shift, investors now say they're uber-bullish on U.S. stock markets. And surprise! They like Japan a whole lot, too. | Plus 12 pricey — yet underperforming — funds
The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Big Win for Dividend Investors - InvestmentNews
White paper on the fiscal cliff deal, discussing how dividend-paying stocks could be a focus for investors for years to come. Also how keeping the tax rate on dividends steady for most investors turned the cliff into a launching pad for investments in dividend-paying companies.
Social Media and Advisors: Leveraging Online Communications Channels While Protecting Your Firm - InvestmentNews
Whitepaper discussing the use of social media in the financial services industry, its benefits and risks, and steps to consider for incorporating social media into a broker-dealer and advisory business.
Momentum investing is gaining momentum
Momentum investing is starting to pick up steam, which means it is time to rethink the role that growth stocks play in a portfolio.
Moving from wirehouses pays off
Breaking away from the wirehouses has paid off handsomely for financial advisers over the past five years, according to a new study from Fidelity Investments.
Celebrity crowdfunding? Donald Trump to launch 'FundAnything'
The billionaire businessman plans to give away three suitcases full of cash Wednesday to advertise the start of FundAnything.
Dispelling dollar doubts
Will the U.S. dollar, almighty no longer, be supplanted as the world's reserve currency? Not anytime soon, Lord Abbett's Ezrati says
Pimco's Gross: There will be haircuts
Negative real rates, inflation, currency devaluation, capital controls and outright default are the barber's scissors
Momentum investing gains momentum
Momentum investing is gaining, well, momentum, and could replace a growth allocation in some portfolios. Jason Kephart explains.
Don't get burned by oil and gas: SEC
If a sales pitch for a private investment in an oil or gas venture project sounds too good to be true, it probably is, the Securities and Exchange Commission warned today. In a seven-page Investor Alert , the agency cautioned that private placements in the energy sector can be rife with fraud, and
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