Biting the tech bullet

Despite scarce resources, advisers are increasingly boning up on technology, or hiring young employees more comfortable with it.

Why U.S. investors are buying foreign stocks

Many Americans are making smart moves with their investment portfolios by favoring foreign stocks over domestic ones. But it's not because they've suddenly become savvy.

Schwab preps robo offering

CEO Walt Bettinger says his firm is working on a “groundbreaking” online advice platform, though details and a timeframe remain unclear.

How investors should factor global unrest into their portfolios

Blog - How should you factor in global turmoil into your client's portfolios? Well, for starters, Russian stocks look cheap but should be underweighted while Israeli stocks offer potential upside.

Barclays pushes back dark pool charges

Blog - On Friday's menu: Barclays hits back on dark pool charges. Plus: Seeing the markets through the eyes of regular investors, why young folks should embrace bear markets, discount retailers set to shine, another cheap swipe at mortgage interest deductions, and the SEC hasn't forgotten about those pesky high-speed traders.

A recruiting war for recruiters

As competition for advisers intensifies, advisory firms are raiding each other for internal recruiting talent in an effort to get a leg up in the hiring game.

The Fed is now fretting about wage growth and surprise inflation

Blog - Breakfast with Benjamin: Don't look now, but wage growth (for dishwashers, for example) is on the radar. Plus: The SEC's half fix for money funds, a golden cross for Goldman, judge blocks 'Wall Street Wolf's' sucker list, and big city life can be a drag.

Surrender fees haunt legacy 403(b) plans

As employers move to lower-cost retirement options, some plans charge as much as 8% to switch.

Private client group gains drive Raymond James to record quarterly profit

Raymond James Financial continued to build on momentum as pretax profit in the private client group hit a record in the firm's third fiscal quarter, jumping 39% as profit margins reached 10%. What's CEO Paul Reilly doing right?

SEC approves Finra rule limiting expungement

Regulator signs off on a rule that stops brokers from including expungement as a term in settlements in customer arbitrations

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