Josh Brown

The Takeawayblog

The Reformed Broker, Josh Brown, distills the best of the web each day – and offers some sage advice on social media along the way.

The Takeaway: Builder confidence soars

Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

By Josh Brown

Portfolio

On the correlation between inflation and stock market performance. (Crossing Wall Street)

Builder confidence at the highest levels since 2006. Email to the housing market doubter near you. (Calculated Risk)

Where's all that volatility we were supposed to be bracing for? (The Reformed Broker)

The Biz

Should brokers be forced to disclose their compensation packages to clients when moving firms? (Research Puzzle)

Merrill snags eight big producers from rival regionals and wirehouses. Just picturing those signing bonuses... (Financial Planning)

Cerberus scrambling to get out of the assault rifle business. Good call. (DealBook)

Outliers

The showstopper at BAML's leveraged finance group holiday party tells you all you need to know about "the culture". (Dealbreaker)

***

Disclaimer: Joshua Brown is an investment advisor representative with Fusion Analytics. The content above is for informational purposes only, nothing here should ever be construed as investment advice or a solicitation to trade any securities. Mr. Brown or his firm may be long or short securities mentioned above for client or personal accounts at any time.

0
Comments

What do you think?

View comments

Recommended for you

Featured video

INTV

Ed Slott: The conversation advisers need to have with spousal IRA beneficiaries

Clients who inherit IRAs from their spouses need to decide whether to remain beneficiaries or do spousal rollovers. One important factor in that decision is their age, according to Ed Slott, founder of Ed Slott's Elite IRA Advisor Group.

Latest news & opinion

Is LPL's deal sweet enough for NPH's 3,200 reps and advisers?

They will have to decide if the signing package they are being offered by LPL makes sense. A lot is hanging in the balance.

Eduardo Repetto to leave Dimensional Fund Advisors

Gerald O'Reilly, currently co-CIO, will take over as co-CEO with David Butler.

Alternative strategies boomed after crisis, but haven't been tested

Because the S&P 500 has outperformed, convincing clients they need protection is a hard sell.

7 ways advisers fixed clients' biggest financial dilemmas

Sometimes it takes creativity, along with knowledge and outside help, to get a client out of a jam.

LPL Financial buys NPH, a broker-dealer network with 3,200 advisers

The deal, part of which is based on the advisers and revenue that eventually will move from NPH, could potentially cost LPL $448 million.

X

Subscribe and Save 60%

Premium Access
Print + Digital

Learn more
Subscribe to Print