- From The Global C-Suite: Recession Fears Fade, But Talent Concerns Remain
Management from around the globe remains confident, but cautious...
CEOs are heading into 2018 with more optimism about the global economy, concludes a new report by The Conference Board. read more
- Re-Thinking IRA Fees and Tax Free Income In The New Tax Code Environment
Do the new lower tax brackets have investors rethinking tax free bond-income?
by Steve Selengut
Just when we thought we had handled the DOL mandated changes to our IRA fee payment arrangements, a new tax code comes along and changes everything... literally. read more
- Investors Remain Bullish
Despite market highs, they still see room at the top to grow
Investors continue to be predominately bullish or very bullish on market performance, according to the latest Ally Invest quarterly survey of independent investors. read more
- The Best Places in The World to Mine Bitcoin
FN Media Group LLC Presents Safehaven.com News Commentary
Deep in China's Sichuan mountains, miners are chipping away at complex mathematical puzzles in hopes of unlocking one of today's most prized assets, bitcoin. Currently, more than 60 percent of all bitcoin is mined in China, and these miners have picked their location wisely. read more
- Tracking IRA Behaviors
Individual Retirement Account Balances, Contributions, Withdrawals, and Asset Allocation Longitudinal Results
by Craig Copeland, Ph.D.
Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) represent the largest single repository of U.S. retirement plan assets, and are a vital component of U.S. retirement savings, holding one-quarter of all retirement plan assets in the nation. read more
- The More Things Change, The More Things Change.
Let's talk about your brand... and ubiquitous connectivity
by Bruce Turkel
Retail purchases used to be made in bricks and mortar stores. Today, more and more sales are made online. read more
- Equities and Inflation Climb
All eyes on corporate earnings... and a percolating CPI
Domestic markets continued their strong start to 2018, posting gains across the board for their 2nd week. The S&P 500 added 1.57% and closed at a new record high on Friday. read more
- What’s In A New Year’s Resolution?
Ask a simple question... and you just might get inundated with a vast and varied collection of attitudes, opinions and commentaries
Just after the first of the year, I received an e-mail from Axel Merk, president and CIO of Merk Investments, a San Francisco advisory firm. In it he posed what appeared to be a simple and straight-forward question: 'What would make 2018 more productive for you?' read more
- What Exactly Do Consumers Think about Working with Financial Professionals?
For starters, 77 percent are more confident in their financial future
A new study commissioned by the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), conducted online by Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, including over 700 who currently work with a financial professional, examines what consumers think of financial professionals, what clients aim to achieve through financial planning and what they look for… read more
- Technology and Innovation Drive Predictions in 2018
Emergence of contract work changing the workplace landscape
LIMRA experts have put together their 10 predictions for 2018, ranging from sales forecasts to the impact of technology and the digital market. Overall, LIMRA anticipates a year of continued evolution for the financial services industry with new products and solutions, as well as shifts in the market and consumer behavior. read more