Investments

  • Ask Your Clients: What’s Your Fin-IQ? Ask Your Clients: What’s Your Fin-IQ?

    Study: Two of Three Americans Lack Financial Literacy

    In a five-question test of basic financial literacy, only 37% of participants correctly answered four or more questions, according to a new report published by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. read more
  • Retirement, Longevity & the Challenge of Building Sustainable Incomes Retirement, Longevity & the Challenge of Building Sustainable Incomes

    Without pay raises, Americans see  peril of living on a fixed income in retirement

    In order to help address the risks caused by inflation, many Americans are looking to financial products that not only provide guaranteed income in retirement, but also offer the opportunity for their income to increase. read more
  • How Will the DOL Rule Impact Asset Retention Rates? How Will the DOL Rule Impact Asset Retention Rates?

    Two thirds of retirement plan providers are optimistic

    A new LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute study shows that 64 percent of the top retirement plan record-keepers and providers believe the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule will have a positive or neutral effect on their overall asset retention rate over the next two years. read more
  • Wealthy Investors Think Economy is Most Important Election Issue Wealthy Investors Think Economy is Most Important Election Issue

    Believe the winner will impact their financial well-being

    UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA) today released its quarterly UBS Investor Watch report, "Electing the economy," illustrating wealthy investors’ serious concerns about the potential impact of the U.S. presidential election on the economy, which 84% cite as a top issue in this election. read more
  • Managing Directors from Sienna Ventures Review Post-Brexit Options Managing Directors from Sienna Ventures Review Post-Brexit Options

    Follow-up on the Brexit Fallout, and how venture capital firms are fleeing London

    Like many people in the Private Equity and Venture Capital industries, James Bernard and the other managing directors from Sienna Ventures have spent a lot of time lately discussing Brexit, and the impact of the historic exit of Britain from the European Union. read more
  • Investment Managers Less Optimistic Regarding U.S. Job Growth Investment Managers Less Optimistic Regarding U.S. Job Growth

    Expect Increased Market Volatility; U.S. Equity Valuations Seen as Less Attractive

    Concerns about job growth, political uncertainty and market volatility weighed on investment managers even as positive sentiment continued to rise in the most recent quarterly survey by Northern Trust Asset Management. read more
  • Financial Night Terrors Financial Night Terrors

    Retirement nightmares now focus on the real and chilling fear of outliving your assets

    Money continues to keep American workers up at night. Financial stress levels are relatively unchanged for most employee demographics since 2014. Most employees continue to worry about their personal finances, with 25 percent of employees that took a financial wellness assessment in 2015 indicating high or overwhelming financial stress. read more
  • Cultivating the Next-Gen RIAs and Investors Cultivating the Next-Gen RIAs and Investors

    TD Ameritrade Institutional, XY Planning aim to bring financial planning expertise to underserved investors

    TD Ameritrade Institutional1 and XY Planning Network (“XYPN”) are joining forces to send a message to the next generation of registered investment advisors: “We believe in you, and we’re here to support your growth.” read more
  • Stocks Set New Records Stocks Set New Records

    Earnings, domestic economy provide the rising tide

    Stocks were up for the third week in a row, posting record highs on better-than-expected earnings results and solid domestic economic data. read more
  • Market Volatility Continues to Drive Investor Interest in These 4 Companies Market Volatility Continues to Drive Investor Interest in These 4 Companies

    Sell in May and go away? Not so fast...

    The last few weeks have been interesting ones to say the least. From the sociopolitical angst to the volatility that the stock market has seen, this summer has quickly become one to remember. read more
  • (Investment) Game’s Over for Pokemon Go (Investment) Game’s Over for Pokemon Go

    Short-Term Stock Trading and Day Traders at Home Likely Missed the Biggest Prizes

    Starting July 6, the clock tower outside Van Munching Hall at the University of Maryand's Robert H. Smith School of Business transformed into a Pokémon Go landmark — great news for Smith School players who have downloaded the gaming app that lets them use their phones to find magical creatures in the real world. read more
  • Americans’ Financial Capability Growing Stronger, but Not for All Groups Americans’ Financial Capability Growing Stronger, but Not for All Groups

    Focus on 4 themes: Making ends meet, planning ahead, managing financial products, and financial knowledge and decision making

    While Americans as a whole are feeling less financial stress, making ends meet remains a daily struggle for millions — particularly women, millennials, African-Americans, Hispanics, and those lacking a high school education. read more
  • Almost One-Third of Millennials Victims of Financial Abuse or Infidelity Almost One-Third of Millennials Victims of Financial Abuse or Infidelity

    Nearly two-thirds say banks do not do enough for victims

    Nearly two-thirds say banks do not do enough for victims NEW YORK, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Almost one-third (30%) of millennials surveyed said they had fallen victim to financial abuse or infidelity by a partner and almost two-thirds of all respondents (64%) said neither banks nor financial institutions are doing enough for victims, financial ... read more