Chasing the market's run

Blog - On Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin, advisers are starting to shun alternatives to avoid the risk of missing out on the stock market's run. Plus: Venezuela's sinking credit rating, attractive valuations even at these prices, and investing rules from Stephen Colbert

Schorsch claims rock nontraded REIT world

Industry "floored" by allegation that REIT czar had hand in $23 million accounting error at American Realty Capital Properties.

Schorsch accused of manipulating ARCP books: Report

American Realty Capital Properties Inc.'s former chief accounting officer alleges the ex-chairman ordered numbers to be changed.

Wells Fargo fined $1.5 million for AML failures

The wirehouse failed to comply with anti-money-laundering requirements by not properly vetting some 220,000 new client accounts over a nine-year period, Finra charged.

Fed sends rate signal and markets react

Blog - Breakfast with Benjamin: Janet Yellen and her Fed colleagues remove a key phrase in discussing rates and stocks rally, gold declines. Plus: Is it good news for savers? And an offbeat year-end list; Obama normalizes relations with Cuba.

FSI to fight rollout of auto IRAs

As Illinois pushes ahead with its automatic retirement savings account program, the Financial Services Institute argues the savings plans pose competition to advisers and will work to discourage other states from following suit.

National insurance registry rejected ... for now

With Congress adjourned, rejected bills, such as one facilitating insurance agents' ability to practice in multiple states that was blocked by Sen. Tom Coburn, will need to be reintroduced next year.

Russia crisis hits Pimco fund

Blog - Midweek Breakfast with Benjamin: If it isn't Bill Gross, it's something else. Plus: The Russia crisis is hitting some 401(k)s too; the bull market could be in jeopardy; who's going to calm the markets; cuts at Wells and giving finance a bad name.

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