Despite Softening Economic Data, Bullish Sentiment Increased Quarter Over Quarter

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) today announced results from the most recent wave of StreetWise, the E*TRADE quarterly tracking study of experienced investors.

Milestone: S&P 500 Tops 3,000, Dow Exceeds 27,000

Friday, the S&P 500 settled above 3,000 for the first time, after rising 0.78% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average chalked up a milestone of its own: the blue chips ended the week above 27,000, gaining 1.52% on the way. Additionally, the Nasdaq Composite wrapped up the week 1.01% higher.

Understanding the Weight of Words in the Workplace

You can create an awesome shift in your business or professional career right now. One of the easiest ways to do that is with your words. Yes. Words. Your words have a direct influence over your results. All. The. Time.

Leveraging Home Equity Against The Longevity Risk

With the current retirement income crisis facing baby boomers, advisors need every viable resource to help their clients and sustain their practice. Reverse mortgages have become one such resource. Historically, the financial services community has either dismissed the reverse mortgage or relegated it to use as a last resort. However, much has changed in the last few years, including FINRA’s position on the program.

Cautious Institutional Investor Sentiment on the Rise Amid Slowing Growth

Corbin Advisors, a research and advisory firm specializing in investor relations (IR), today released its quarterly Inside The Buy-side® Earnings Primer report, which captures trends in institutional investor sentiment.

How Stressed Is Your State?

Stress is inevitable. Everyone experiences some type and level of it. But it’s not always a bad thing. Certain kinds of stress can have positive effects on a person’s well-being, at least in the right doses.

How to Keep Your Employees Satisfied…

With the unemployment rate at its lowest level in 50 years, competition for strong employees is high and employers are looking for ways to attract and retain good workers. New LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute (LIMRA SRI) research suggests that “satisfied” employees are more likely to feel positive about their employer, their employer-sponsored retirement benefits, and more likely to feel their employers help them plan for retirement.

How Well Do Insurers Understand Their Customers?

Demographic pundits are curious about how Europe is going to survive economically in the year 2050. The population in all European countries will be in dramatic decline.

Market Watch- Quarterly Report

For the week ended July 5, U.S. stock benchmarks opened a new quarter positively. The S&P 500 gained 1.65% in the opening week of July; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1.21%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.94%. Overseas, stocks in developed markets, tracked by MSCI’s EAFE index, rose 1.43%.

The Fifth Circuit Court Hears Arguments on the Future of the ACA

The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the millions of Americans who depend on it, and, frankly, the American health care system, every part of which is touched by the ACA, were on the line in a federal courthouse in New Orleans on Tuesday. The Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals heard 106 minutes of oral argument in the case of Texas v. U.S., in which a district court judge ruled that the entire ACA was invalid.