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Regulatory scrutiny may put firms without adviser text messaging policies at risk

February 24, 2017

An increasing emphasis on telemarketing activities is putting pressure on financial firms to protect themselves and their advisers.

State, local auto-IRA initiatives benefit 'forgotten' workers

February 26, 2017

Automatic-enrollment IRA programs would encourage employees to save for retirement.

Vanguard cuts expense ratios — again

February 24, 2017

The firm cut fees on 68 mutual fund and ETF shares, marking the third time in three months that it has cut fees

What Fed rate hikes mean for retirees

February 24, 2017

As rates slowly move higher, the safest and shortest-term investments, such as certificates of deposit and money market funds, will start to pay higher yields. Finally.

Trump rally on verge of setting a record

February 24, 2017

The Trump bump keeps growing. Consecutive gains in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have left it at the doorstep of history, including a 20% surge in futures from the early hours of Nov. 9 that could be loosely framed as the president's own bull market. The 120-year-old measure has set a record on ...

Demographic shift of retirees to affect consumer spending

February 24, 2017

Major demographic shifts over the next decade will have a dramatic affect on U.S. consumer spending, which in turn will influence the overall economy, specific industry sectors and individual stocks, according to a new report from The Conference Board.

Merrill Lynch cuts its top rate on fee accounts

February 24, 2017

Reduction from 2.7% to 2.2% could save smaller clients $5,000 a year.

College planning programs in need of financial aid

February 26, 2017

Schools tell firms to hand over some funds if they want to have advisers down the road.

SEC provides robo-adviser guidance

February 23, 2017

Regulator warns automated platforms to be transparent on algorithms and consumers to ask a lot of questions before choosing one, but stops short of issuing new rules.

Advice firms adapt to millennial advisers who want to help their peers

February 23, 2017

Many young advisers are persuading their bosses to accept lower annual minimum fees and make other modifications to appeal to young investors.

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