Investments

  • FINRA Warns High-Yield CD Offers Can Be Bait for High-Commission Investments FINRA Warns High-Yield CD Offers Can Be Bait for High-Commission Investments

    Low-interest climate opens creative 'bait & switch' ploys targeting seniors

    Advertisements touting higher-than-average CD yields might actually be a lure to trick investors into buying costly investments, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said today in a new Investor Alert. read more
  • Institutional Asset Owners See Rebound in Fourth Quarter Institutional Asset Owners See Rebound in Fourth Quarter

    'Public Funds' led the charge, with 'Foundations & Endowments 'and 'Corporate ERISA' in tow

    In the fourth quarter of 2015, institutional asset owners gained approximately 2 percent at the median, according to Northern Trust Universe data. This marked a significant rebound from the median loss of 4.6 percent recorded in the third quarter. read more
  • RIAs & The Power of Real Stories RIAs & The Power of Real Stories

    TD Ameritrade Institutional Puts a Social Spin on Traditional Advisor Advertising

    TD Ameritrade Institutional’s1 latest marketing effort is sure to get independent registered investment advisors (“RIAs”) talking. read more
  • Is This What Full Employment Looks Like? Is This What Full Employment Looks Like?

    The Big-Picture becomes a little clearer

    Markets dropped last week on mixed economic data and a big selloff in the tech sector amid weak earnings. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 3.10%, the Dow fell 1.59%, and the NASDAQ dropped 5.44%. read more
  • Exploring a Conflict Between Wealthy Investors’ Beliefs and Actions Exploring a Conflict Between Wealthy Investors’ Beliefs and Actions

    Head vs. Heart: Eight out of 10 embrace the economic recovery, but remain hesitant to invest; Millennials more conflicted then others

    UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA) today released its quarterly UBS Investor Watch report, "The conflicted investor," which surveyed wealthy investors before and after the recent market volatility and geopolitical turmoil. read more
  • Economic Slowdown Continues to Dominate International Business Landscape Economic Slowdown Continues to Dominate International Business Landscape

    Job cuts, low investment and finance tougher to come by, says global survey

    Falling income is the biggest concern for global businesses, according to the latest and largest regular global survey of finance professionals. read more
  • Gold to Beat Stocks? Gold to Beat Stocks?

    Keep in mind that gold is just a brick, albeit a very shiny one

    by Axel Merk, Merk Investments

    "Stocks beat gold in the long run!" is a 'rallying cry' to buy stocks we have heard lately that gets me riled up. It’s upsetting to me for two reasons: first, an out of context comparison, in my opinion, misguides investors. It might be the wrong assertion in the short to medium term. read more
  • If You Bill Them, Will They Run? If You Bill Them, Will They Run?

    Seeing today's fee model through the eyes of advisors and investors; Do we underestimate the value of advice?

    Despite ongoing discussion about the evolution of the advisory fee structure, advisors have been sluggish to make changes due to a persistent fear of losing clients. read more
  • For Private Equity, Developed Markets Outperformed Emerging in Q2 2015 For Private Equity, Developed Markets Outperformed Emerging in Q2 2015

    Distributions to Limited Partners Were up Almost 50%

    A stronger euro helped boost second quarter 2015 returns as measured in US dollars in private equity and venture capital funds investing primarily outside the US. read more
  • Stocks Drive Higher Amid Uncertainty Stocks Drive Higher Amid Uncertainty

    Q4 Earnings Season ramps up, influencing stock activity

    Stocks experienced another volatile week with high daily swings in value. Despite the lingering uncertainty, stocks ended the week higher on the back of better-than-expected earnings reports and higher oil prices. read more
  • Dawn Bennett Declines to Participate in SEC’s ‘Unconstitutional Administrative Proceeding’ Dawn Bennett Declines to Participate in SEC’s ‘Unconstitutional Administrative Proceeding’

    Takes Principled Stand Against SEC Over-Reach

    Dawn Bennett, a long-time local financial advisor, has affirmatively declined on principle to attend or participate in the Securities and Exchange Commission's unconstitutional administrative proceeding against her and Bennett Group Financial Services, LLC. read more
  • Protecting Portfolios in a Horrible Market Protecting Portfolios in a Horrible Market

    Strategies for advising Ultra-High Net Worth clients

    by Haitham Ashoo and Christopher Snyder

    The headlines scream out like something from the front page of a supermarket tabloid: “Stock Prices Sink in a Rising Ocean of Oil”, “Dow Tumbles 391 Points Amid Global Rout”, “Fears Rise that Plunging U.S. Stocks Could Pose Risk to Economy if Volatility Continues”... and so on. read more
  • “New To The Street” Brings on New Companies for 2016… “New To The Street” Brings on New Companies for 2016…

    ...and Updates on Existing Companies

    “New To The Street” paves the way to the latest financial issues, offering a blend of business and financial services news reporting and in-depth interviews, relating to new products, economic analysis and public company profiles. read more