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Annually rebalancing client portfolios hurts performance: Pinnacle's Michael Kitces

April 18, 2016

Speaking Monday at the IMCA annual conference in Orlando, Mr. Kitces questioned regular rebalancing and said in one case doing nothing was the better bet.

Funds betting the gravity-defying gold rally isn't over yet

April 18, 2016

Wagers on rally climb to highest since 2012, CFTC data show

West Oak Capital takes another big bite of Charles Schwab's stock

April 18, 2016

Breakfast with Benjamin West Oak Capital added another $1.3M of Charles Schwab stock, upping its total stake to more than 46,000 shares.

Solving operational issues from M&A transactions

April 18, 2016

These deals are much more complex than RIAs ever imagined, and they require specific operational expertise to harness promised synergies.

An original critic, Finra's Ketchum praises improvements in final DOL fiduciary rule

April 15, 2016

Finra's CEO was one of the sharpest critics of the proposed rule, but now he's praising the Labor Department. (More: Coverage of the DOL rule from every angle)

Legg Mason seizes on states' fervor with an IRA program for small businesses

April 15, 2016

The asset manager, along with a few partners, is playing off the retirement coverage gap and states' growing interest in launching similar programs.

Money managers dump $3 billion of Treasury ETFs as haven appeal ebbs

April 15, 2016

Treasuries on course to biggest weekly drop since March 11

Wells Fargo adds Credit Suisse brokers under recruiting agreement

April 15, 2016

Out of 220 it looked at, about half were hired, spokesman says.

High schoolers to test whether they're smarter than a financial adviser

April 15, 2016

100 teens to give financial planning a shot this summer in new Schwab, Texas Tech program, which aims to introduce students to the profession earlier.

Four ways financial advisers should help retirement plan sponsor clients avoid a DOL audit

April 15, 2016

The retirement plan sponsor role comes with a very clear set of regulatory obligations to the Department of Labor — whether your clients are aware of them or not.

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