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New, easy and free technology to figure out capital gains distributions

9:10 am

Online database makes avoiding complicated tax savings a thing of the past.

U.S. stocks climb slowly as European shares rally on stimulus hope

12:01 am

Banks, lenders extend last week's gains; automakers advance.

DOL to review documents in 401(k) excessive fee suit

Nov 21, 2014

The Department of Labor will look for a possible ERISA violation after making an unprecedented petition to look at the case documents last summer.

Madoff scam recovery hits $10 billion, almost 60% of lost money, at a cost of $1 billion

Nov 22, 2014

Victims of the most infamous Ponzi scheme lost $17.5 billion but this week, recoveries reached $10 billion. The cost of liquidating the con man's defunct investment advisory firm has topped $1 billion but his former clients aren't footing the bill.

Embracing two routes to growth helps draw in assets

Nov 21, 2014

Modera Wealth Management has spread out business development responsibilities to all advisers and wealth managers, not just owners.

When slow Internet happens to fast people

Nov 21, 2014

Blogger goes where life is slow and the Internet is slower.

Brokers' push to fee-based comp slams higher-cost funds

Nov 21, 2014

Mutual funds with sales charges and distribution fees are on pace for their fifth and possibly largest-ever year of redemptions.

Merrill Lynch loses two advisers with combined $2.1 billion in California

Nov 20, 2014

One goes to Stifel, the other to UBS. Both had ties to Merrill's elite private banking and investment group that serves ultra-wealthy clients.

Soros' Quantum puts $500 million with Gross at Janus

Nov 20, 2014

Bond manager announces the news on Twitter

Stocks set for fifth week of gains with the help of central bankers

Nov 21, 2014

Efforts to stimulate economic growth boosts investor sentiment; S&P up 11% this year.

This ETF acts like a bond and will give $800 million back to investors

Nov 20, 2014

'Swallowing hard' and sending checks to clients, Guggenheim sticks with strategy for advisers.

SEC's Daniel Gallagher questions need to revise accredited-investor standard

Nov 20, 2014

Commissioner says that the private market is working just fine and that the effort to revise the accredited-investor standard is a waste of time.

Retirement plan sponsors want more from advisers

Nov 20, 2014

A desire for greater expertise was cited as the primary reason for switching advice providers, says Fidelity survey

IRS losing the battle over mega-IRAs as company founders fill retirement accounts with nonpublic stock

Nov 20, 2014

Outgoing Senate Finance Committee chair urges IRS, Treasury to step up.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission teams up with SEC and Finra to combat investor fraud

Nov 19, 2014

Federal financial regulators collaborate on consumer website linking resources on advisers and investment products.

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