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The 401(k) gender gap: Women are saving more than men

12:01 am

Even though men make $1 to a woman's 77 cents, women were the bigger savers over the past 12 months and for men and women with similar salaries, women average higher balances in their 401(k)s.

Advisers leave assets behind when switching firms

Nov 26, 2014

In an average move, about 20% of client money stays at the old firm.

Finding some glitter among gold-mining stocks

Nov 26, 2014

Gold price disconnect signals a value play for select miners and ETFS

Kahler and CFP Board reach agreement on fee-only status

Nov 26, 2014

Some advisers fault CFP Board for giving well-known South Dakota planner a sweetheart deal and for lacking transparency.

Rollovers of 401(k)s into pension plans gets government agency backing

Nov 26, 2014

With move, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. clears the way for annuitization of the funds.

Unprecedented demand for ETF tracking Chinese stocks

Nov 26, 2014

Manager of the $646 million Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 A-shares forced to all but stop taking in new money.

Schorsch REIT suspension still in place at major broker-dealers

Nov 26, 2014

Berthel Fisher among firms that have lifted suspension, but others housing 29,000 advisers confirm they haven't.

DOL still planning fiduciary proposal for January

Nov 26, 2014

Department's plan is to 'reduce harmful conflicts of interest' by amending regulatory definition of fiduciary.

Shorting chickens becomes hot trade after prices surge

Nov 26, 2014

With no futures market to speculate on chicken-price movements, short sellers have turned to the equity market, borrowing record amounts of shares of two poultry producers that they in turn sell in anticipation of declines.

Some advisers moving to mobile payment systems to bill clients

Nov 25, 2014

As more Americans demand online billing, some advisers are kicking the tires of mobile payment systems such as PayPal and finding benefits and drawbacks.

Stocks edge up as focus turns to jobless claims, new home sales

Nov 26, 2014

European shares gain from cash moving off the sidelines, central bank stimulus.

India's roaring stock market, and funds that track it, get boost from cheap oil

Nov 25, 2014

Single-country funds average 12-month gains of 55% but region can be volatile for investors.

Adviser who sold tax avoidance schemes sent to prison for tax evasion

Nov 25, 2014

California man acting as a financial adviser was sentenced to two years in prison for filing false tax returns.

Falcone resigns as chairman, CEO of Harbinger Group

Nov 25, 2014

Founder of hedge fund firm Harbinger Capital Partners last year settled a probe by U.S. regulators by admitting improperly borrowing money from his fund to pay his personal taxes.

Hedge fund performance continues to disappoint

Nov 25, 2014

'Alternative' funds come with the same disadvantages hedge funds have: high fees, inconsistent performance and strategies that take a PhD to decipher.

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