Investments

  • AIG Releases 2013 Corporate Citizenship Report
    AIG Releases 2013 Corporate Citizenship Report

    Commitment to long-term sustainability

    American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) today announced the release of its 2013 Corporate Citizenship Report, which showcases the company’s governance, environmental, and social performance, as well as its commitment to long-term sustainability.
    read more
  • Ben Bernanke to Speak at 24th NIC National Conference
    Ben Bernanke to Speak at 24th NIC National Conference

    Former Fed Chair to discuss economic recovery and trends impacting seniors housing and care

    The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry announced that Dr. Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will join NIC as the keynote luncheon speaker on Oct. 2, during the 24th NIC National Conference in Chicago, October 1 -3, 2014.
    read more
  • Voya Kicks Off Annual Women Advisors Network Forum
    Voya Kicks Off Annual Women Advisors Network Forum

    Inspiring & encouraging professional women

    Voya Financial’s broker-dealer, ING Financial Partners, is holding its sixth annual Women Advisors Network Forum from August 25-28 in Baltimore, MD. This event gathers female financial advisors for professional development, networking and camaraderie with each other, Voya executives and industry leaders.
    read more
  • Economists: Labor Market is Growing Less “Fluid”
    Economists: Labor Market is Growing Less “Fluid”

    A key focus at Jackson Hole annual economic symposium

    Despite lingering concerns about the Ukrainian crisis, markets picked up steam last week, giving the Dow and S&P 500 their best weekly performance since April. For the week, the S&P 500 grew 1.71%, the Dow gained 2.03%, and the Nasdaq rose 1.65%.
    read more
  • FINRA Files Complaint Against Wedbush Securities
    FINRA Files Complaint Against Wedbush Securities

    Charges Systemic Market Access Violations, Anti-Money Laundering and Supervisory Deficiencies

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has filed a complaint against Los Angeles-based Wedbush Securities Inc. for systemic supervisory and anti-money laundering (AML) violations in connection with providing direct market access and sponsored access to broker-dealers and non-registered market participants.
    read more
  • What’s Your Exit?
    What’s Your Exit?

    Investors mull their options... should things go 'south'

    by Axel Merk

    Are your clients prepared for an “exit”? If the Fed pursues an “exit” from ultra low interest rate policy, are you prepared for an exit from the stock market should things turn south?
    read more
  • Seven Cardinal Rules to Retirement Planning
    Seven Cardinal Rules to Retirement Planning

    Independent & Credentialed Advisors May Better Tailor Individual Portfolios

    An onslaught of retiring baby boomers; the uncertain duration of Social Security funding; difficulty with workplace retirement accounts like 401(k)s – even if these factors were stronger than they are now, you’d still have a heavy burden in managing your finances during retirement, says financial planner Carl Edwards. “Financial planning for retirement has always been a daunting prospect; the current landscape simply makes your preparation that much more crucial in using your assets well,” says Edwards, a highly credentialed consultant and owner of C.E. Wealth Group, (http://www.cewealth.com).
    read more
  • Edward Jones Partners with Securities Training Corporation to Address Industry-Wide Need – A Growing Shortage of Financial Advisors
    Edward Jones Partners with Securities Training Corporation to Address Industry-Wide Need – A Growing Shortage of Financial Advisors

    Kansas State University First of Three Universities to Offer Series 7 Course Using STC Materials Paid for by Edward Jones

    Financial services firm Edward Jones is partnering with Securities Training Corporation (STC), the nation's leading financial services training company, to help prepare students for a career as a financial advisor. The effort is intended to address an increasing industry concern – a shortage of financial advisors.
    read more
  • Following 100% Satisfaction on Claims,  Lehman Trustee to Return $4.6 Billion
    Following 100% Satisfaction on Claims, Lehman Trustee to Return $4.6 Billion

    First Distribution to Unsecured General Creditors Will Commence in September

    The first interim distribution to unsecured general creditors of Lehman Brothers Inc. (LBI) will make available $4.6 billion, according to James W. Giddens, trustee for the liquidation of LBI. The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) today commended the hard work of Trustee Giddens and his attorneys in reaching this major milestone. Distributions are set to commence on or about September 10.
    read more
  • Is Instability the New Normal?
    Is Instability the New Normal?

    Adjusting to the disappearance of safe-havens

    by Axel Merk

    Once upon a time, there were safe havens in this world, places where investors could hide when the going got rough. If you believe this fairy tale world will persist, pinch yourself. In our assessment, not only are there no safe havens left, but instability may be the new normal. Is your portfolio ready?
    read more
  • Fixed Income Market Structure: Rising Liquidity and Transparency Risks?
    Fixed Income Market Structure: Rising Liquidity and Transparency Risks?

    Bond-Brokers more constrained, less willing to provide that liquidity

    by Ron D’Vari, CEO, & James Frischling, President, NewOak

    The global bond market is well over $80 trillion, with the U.S. market being the largest in the world at over $40 trillion, according to SIFMA data. Liquidity risk is the gap between the transactable prices of assets and their fundamental or intrinsic values.
    read more
  • Markets Fired Up…
    Markets Fired Up…

    Jobs, and a de-escalating Russia buoy investors

    Weekly market view from LMK Wealth Management

    Markets regained steam and ended the first full week of August on a strong note. Solid jobs data and hopes that Russia may be de-escalating the Ukrainian conflict contributed to the gains. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.33%, the Dow grew 0.37%, and the Nasdaq added 0.42%.
    read more