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Crazy as it might sound, the new all-in bet is going long on Greek stocks
Breakfast with Benjamin: If you've got a really strong stomach, the time looks ripe to buy the fear and jump into Greek equities.
Fidelity launches platform to connect plan sponsors, advisers and third-party fiduciaries
Third-Party Fiduciary Services charges a 3 bps fee to enable retirement plans and advisers to outsource their fiduciary responsibilities.
Jeffrey Gundlach is riding out the Greek storm in Treasuries
Breakfast with Benjamin: Jeffrey Gundlach has been bracing for trouble in Greece and Puerto Rico by loading up on Treasuries and Ginnie Maes.
Insurance industry wants DOL to telegraph changes to fiduciary
Proposal would require brokers working with IRAs and other retirement accounts to act in their clients' best interests, increasing the number of financial advisers who are deemed fiduciaries.
Krawcheck to advisers: 'Middle-aged white guys' must help women get raises
At Morningstar conference, the former Merrill Lynch boss said gender pay gap is a key obstacle to retirement savings.
Momentum to defund DOL fiduciary rule seems unstoppable
Momentum in Congress to thwart a Labor Department proposal to raise investment advice standards for retirement accounts by cutting funding seems unstoppable. But proponents are looking to the history of the fight around the fiduciary duty and the long road ahead for optimism.A couple weeks of
Advisers need to pick up their game when calculating clients' retirement
With retirement tools proliferating, clients need ones that advisers can use to tell a story.
Senate joins House in effort to deny DOL fiduciary funding
Both chambers move to derail president's call for a best-interest standard for retirement accounts.
SEC exams target advisers' retirement-saving guidance
Exams add scrutiny to an industry debating proposals that brokers act in client's best interests.
The Fed has painted itself into a corner, and is only trying to manage expectations
Breakfast with Benjamin: An economist says Janet Yellen and the Fed are too chicken to raise rates, but at the same time the FOMC is trying to reassure markets that rate hikes will be slow and deliberate.
A retirement plan from the guy who teaches retirement income planning
The American College's David Littell lays out his goals and strategies and finds that sometimes, it's not as easy in real life as on paper.
DOL Secretary Perez touts Wealthfront as paragon of low-cost, fiduciary advice
In his effort to build support for a proposal to raise investment advice standards for retirement accounts, Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez often uses a prominent robo-adviser as a talking point.When he appeared at a June 17 congressional hearing, Mr. Perez mentioned Wealthfront, an
Oregon joins states attempting to bolster small business retirement plans
More states aim to plug a hole as half of private-sector workers have no access to a 401(k) or a pension plan on the job.
Top 10 401(k) plans among the biggest S&P 500 companies
Employers often match part of workers' before-tax contributions to 401(k)s, but some plans are more generous than others.
Perez assures lawmakers DOL will make fiduciary rule work
Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez assured lawmakers Wednesday that the agency is listening to concerns about a controversial investment advice proposal and will “make it work.”