Investments

  • FINRA Receives SEC Approval for Enhanced Price Disclosure to Retail Investors for Fixed-Income Securities FINRA Receives SEC Approval for Enhanced Price Disclosure to Retail Investors for Fixed-Income Securities

    Harmonizing requirements across rulebooks and easing implementation for securities industry

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved FINRA’s proposal requiring its member firms to disclose on retail customer confirmations the “mark-up” or “mark-down” for most transactions in corporate and agency debt securities. read more
  • Stocks Up, Fed Increase Likely Stocks Up, Fed Increase Likely

    Post-Election Shift from Politics to Economy

    For the second straight week, the major domestic indexes all ended in positive territory: The S&P 500 was up 0.81%, the Dow increased 0.11%, and the NASDAQ added 1.61%. While American indexes performed well, MSCI EAFE's international equities declined 1.58%. read more
  • FINRA Receives SEC Approval for Enhanced Price Disclosure FINRA Receives SEC Approval for Enhanced Price Disclosure

    To Retail Investors for Fixed-Income Securities

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved FINRA’s proposal requiring its member firms to disclose on retail customer confirmations the “mark-up” or “mark-down” for most transactions in corporate and agency debt securities. read more
  • Nine Percent Increase in HNW Investor Confidence vs. Pre-Election Sentiment Nine Percent Increase in HNW Investor Confidence vs. Pre-Election Sentiment

    More than half of wealthy investors now bullish on stocks, up from only 25% before the election

    UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA) today released its quarterly Investor Watch report, "In the market for change," which shows increasing optimism among high net worth and ultra-high net worth investors following the election of Donald Trump as US President-elect. read more
  • Majority of Graduate Students Stress About Finances, Seek Information on Long-Term Financial Security Majority of Graduate Students Stress About Finances, Seek Information on Long-Term Financial Security

    Multiyear CGS-TIAA Research Initiative on 15 College Campuses Finds High Quality Financial Education Programs Effective

    Research conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in conjunction with TIAA, a leading financial services provider, found that 60 percent of master’s students and 55 percent of doctoral students report feeling stressed about their finances. read more
  • Gold: What’s Next? Gold: What’s Next?

    Is it still the great diversifier?

    by Axel Merk

    After an initial surge in the hours after Donald Trump’s election, the price of gold has been under pressure. To gauge what’s ahead for the yellow metal, we dissect the forces that may be at play. read more
  • Replacing Fixed Income in a Low Rate/Low Yield Environment Replacing Fixed Income in a Low Rate/Low Yield Environment

    Jefferson National launches Thomas J. Quinn’s latest Investing Insights

    As Chief Investment & Research Officer of Jefferson National, Thomas J. Quinn discusses solutions for the current environment—where rates are at record lows and 33% of all government bonds worldwide have negative yields—radically changing how bonds will perform and how they should be used. read more
  • What Donald Trump Will Mean For America’s Personal Finances What Donald Trump Will Mean For America’s Personal Finances

    Report Reveals Implications and Strategies for Individual Investors

    Personal Capital, the leading online financial advisory firm, has released its 2016 election report, a guide that investors can use to evaluate the short-term and long-term market and personal finance implications of a Trump presidency. read more
  • TD Investor Movement Index: IMX Reaches Two-Year High TD Investor Movement Index: IMX Reaches Two-Year High

    Clients increased equity exposure during busy earnings season

    TD Ameritrade, Inc., a broker-dealer subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: AMTD), today releases the Investor Movement Index® reading for October 2016. read more
  • Investors Finding Innovative Environmental, Social & Financial Issues Investors Finding Innovative Environmental, Social & Financial Issues

    50 Profiled Investors With $17.3 Trillion in Assets Moving Beyond Portfolio Diversification

    A new state-of-the-industry report finds that investors are deliberately incorporating new investment approaches to help address systems-level risks and opportunities. read more
  • New Optimism Among Investment Managers About Own Growth Prospects New Optimism Among Investment Managers About Own Growth Prospects

    ‘Superior service’ and ‘product innovation’ are key areas for growth

    SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry, today released a survey, which shows significant assets under management (AuM) and revenue growth expectations from investment managers in the next three years. read more
  • Retirement Balances On The Rise Retirement Balances On The Rise

    Sharp Increase in Adoption of Health Savings Accounts

    Fidelity Investments today released its 401(k) and Individual Retirement Account (IRA) analysis for the third quarter of 2016. read more
  • Financial Professionals Identify Most Likely Cash Vehicles Post MMF Reform Financial Professionals Identify Most Likely Cash Vehicles Post MMF Reform A survey taken at last week's Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) Annual Conference found that financial professionals continue to struggle as they consider whether to include floating NAV Money Funds ('FNAV') as part of their short term cash strategy. read more