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Don't overlook the housing recovery
Breakfast with Benjamin: Remember housing stocks? You should. Plus: How Pimco stepped in it, academics take on high-frequency trading, the bad math behind climate-change regs, and men are better retirement savers than women.
Investment Adviser Association names new head
Investment Adviser Association names its general counsel, Karen Barr, as its president and CEO.
Yellen to the markets: Don't say you weren't warned
Midweek Breakfast with Benjamin: Yellen warned us. Plus: SEC probes Pimco ETF over asset pricing, America's 401(k)s are failing investors, and how Obama's attack on corporate inversions flunks basic math.
Market risk is ignored by invincible investors
Breakfast with Benjamin: A real risk thanks to the bull market: investors' sense of invincibility, plus El-Erian dishes on Pimco, second-guessing Calpers, and more.
Beatty takes reins of NASAA, focuses on protecting senior investors
Other issues state regulators are tackling include expungement, broker fee disclosures and REIT concentration in portfolios.
LPL wants bigger voice in Washington
The independent broker-dealer is set to open a public affairs office in the nation's capital in response to increased federal regulation.
Bill Gross rides derivatives around Fed policy
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Bond King levers up. Plus: There is nothing smooth about the Fed's next move, the first nail in hedge funds' coffin and more.
SEC exam sweep reveals adviser cyber-efforts
Most advisers are assessing electronic security, but approaches and frequency vary widely.
State regulators on one-year deadline to revise broker-fee disclosures
NASAA working group not going to draw conclusions about whether fees are too high, just how to make them more transparent.
Finra plans to revive controversial broker compensation proposal
The regulator will consider a revised version of a rule requiring brokers to disclose recruitment incentives at its board meeting next week.
Small and midsize advisory firms not targeted by cybercrooks
Though data breaches are rare, state regulators worry they are on the uptick, and firms are preparing.
Foot-dragging on rules harms investors
Regulators are notorious for dragging their feet, and investors suffer when new rules take too long to be finalized.
Frustrated Fed calls out consumers for saving too much
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed now says consumers are saving too much. Plus: SEC reforms add risk to money market funds; considering a worst-case-scenario for economic growth; what Eric Cantor brings to Wall Street; and another case for long-short equity investing.
Warren Buffett's tax fairness doublespeak
In today's Breakfast with Benjamin, Warren Buffett's fails to put his money where his mouth is, Canada finds a sensible way to stop corporate inversions, the Fed pushes rate-hike rumors out to the end of next year, and more.
The Fed should raise rates, but it won't
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed should raise rates but... Plus: Financial advisers turn to options investing; the French government calls it quits; the SEC goes after asset-backed bonds; another Obamacare surprise; and what is really the most important meal of the day