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Finra arbitrators award couple $16.6 million from BNP Paribas
In longest-running arbitration case in 20 years, panel rules leveraged derivative investment was unsuitable.
Suppressing volatility? Easy. Eliminating risk? Not so easy
For advisers and investors concerned that all this market intervention will end badly, there are ways to hedge that risk.
Credit Suisse: Low U.S. stock volatility may be calm before storm
Relative calm in U.S. equities trading is an indication that the current bull market may become a bubble.
Dynasty hires Scott D. Welch to be chief investment officer
Service provide plans to expand investment opportunities for its network of advisory firms
Trekking to Europe and Japan for attractive dividend income
Breakfast with Benjamin: Where to look when it's time to go beyond the traditional hunting grounds for dividend income.
Bill Gross has a winning strategy to profit from range-bound Treasuries
Janus fund manager using options, or what he calls 'selling insurance' against volatility to benefit if 10-year Treasury yield stays in tight band.
Big banks are stressing over the Fed's stress tests
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bar will keep rising for banks as mixed stress test results come in for some of the world's largest banks.
Senator questions widespread tax dodges used by wealthy
Calls for curb to 'egregious tax loopholes' that enable varying tax bills for investors with the same underlying assets.
Bill Gross a victim of the plunge in oil prices
Manager's $1.46 billion fund at Janus hit by investments in debt issued by U.S., Russian and Brazilian energy companies.
Due diligence in the age of flash crashes
The dominance of algorithms in trading means advisers need to re-evaluate their processes
Investors can control volatility, but the tools are not for novices
Options and products using options, such as structured notes, can provide a defined level of control in equity investments.
Low mutual fund cash levels not telling the whole story
Finding precious few opportunities, some active portfolio managers are sitting on big piles of cash
How currency hedging saved portfolios in 2014
Financial advisers who found ways to mute the effect of the surging U.S. dollar on clients' foreign investments weathered the last year well. Those who didn't suffered.
Managed futures funds shine anew, but mystery remains
As market volatility spikes and correlation between various asset classes breaks down, managed futures strategies are enjoying their day in the sun once again. But advisers need to do some heavy lifting before jumping in, because performance varies widely and fees can be extreme.
Volatility in stocks expected to climb amid anxiety over oil, global growth, rates
S&P 500 caps first four-session loss in 13 months Monday with big decline as fear gauge spikes.