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More than a wrist slap needed for insider traders

September 25, 2011

Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund tycoon convicted of conducting the world's biggest insider-trading scheme, faces sentencing Oct. 13. Just last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission that it has sent subpoenas to hedge funds and other financial...

Facing facts about picking stocks

September 18, 2011

If you want to know whether the stock you are thinking about buying for your client is a good deal, look at the face of the company's chief executive. Hear me out — it is all very scientific. New research based on a sample of 55 male chief...

A very worthwhile conversation

September 11, 2011

At last year's InvestmentNews Retirement Summit, Lazetta Rainey Braxton approached me and asked if I had a few minutes to chat. Deducing that I attend many industry gatherings in a given year, she asked if I ever noticed the low participation...

Advisers' altruism is an inspiration

September 4, 2011

Working with the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation over the past five years has given me a chance to witness the selflessness of people in the financial services industry. These individuals give their time, energy and resources to charitable...

Advisers need to practice what they preach

August 28, 2011

My buddy Frankie Sorrentino earned his living as a general contractor and licensed electrician. He was serious about his work and always talked about developments in electrical standards and energy efficiency with friends and family. Ironically,...

How advisers are calming clients

August 14, 2011

My financial adviser called me last week to make sure that my pulse wasn't racing. I told him that I honestly wasn't panicked about the slowing U.S. economy, escalating debt problems threatening Europe and the prospect that the markets would...

Don't blame the media messenger

July 17, 2011

A financial adviser suggested that one of his satisfied clients buy a high-quality mutual fund. The client did just that, the trade settled without a hitch and everyone was happy. Such an experience and thousands like them certainly represent...

IN's Pavia: Advisers, don't kill the media messenger

July 14, 2011

A financial adviser suggested that one of his satisfied clients buy a high-quality mutual fund. The client did just that, the trade settled without a hitch and everyone was happy. Such an experience and thousands like them certainly represent...

Thanks, Dad, from your older and wiser son

June 12, 2011

Next Sunday is Father's Day, and I plan to lie in a hammock in my backyard, smoke an expensive cigar, drink a few cold beers and read The New York Times. I'll also think about my dad — as well as Mark Twain's wise insight about fathers. “When...

The social-media ball needs to be moved forward

May 29, 2011

Now that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has become the first major wealth manager to allow its brokers to use Twitter — albeit in a limited way — it's clear that financial services firms are not waiting idly for regulators to provide guidance...

The social-media ball needs to be moved forward

May 27, 2011

Now that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has become the first major wealth manager to allow its brokers to use Twitter — albeit in a limited way — it's clear that financial services firms are not waiting idly for regulators to provide guidance...

Let's call insider trading what it is: a crime

May 22, 2011

Some pundits would have you believe that insider trading is a victimless crime or perhaps not a crime at all. They argue that trading on nonpublic information improves price discovery and actually leads to more-efficient markets. Nothing could...

Let's call insider trading what it is — a crime

May 20, 2011

A recent article on MarketWatch would have you believe that insider trading helps the market, doesn't hurt anybody — and should be legal. In the story, James Altucher argues that trading on nonpublic information improves price discovery and...

Someday is not a day of the week

May 1, 2011

What parent hasn't had the leisure of a late Sunday afternoon interrupted by a child's sudden plea for help with a project or paper due first thing Monday morning? For their procrastination, children usually receive a stern warning that if they...

Retirement planning: Someday is not a day of the week

April 29, 2011

What parent hasn't had the leisure of a late Sunday afternoon interrupted by a child's sudden plea for help with a project or paper due first thing Monday morning? For their procrastination, children usually receive a stern warning that if they...

Have you seen those commercials about CFPs?

April 24, 2011

Over the past few years, I have used this space to advocate for a national advertising program to make the public aware of its need for professional financial advice. I was therefore de-lighted when representatives of the Certified Financial...

Have you seen those commercials about CFPs?

April 22, 2011

Over the past few years, I have used this space to advocate for a national advertising program to make the public aware of its need for professional financial advice. I was therefore delighted when representatives of the Certified Financial...

A hard day's night for my adviser

March 27, 2011

My trusted adviser did his due diligence. Just a few days after the disaster in Japan, he made it a point to check in and see how I was feeling about my investments. He wanted to reassure me and find out if I had any concerns. In a span of two...

Advisers stuck in neutral as regulators ponder social media

March 13, 2011

Imagine hearing about an amazing vacation spot from a friend, who insists that you go there to discover firsthand just how great it is. One problem: Neither he nor anyone else can tell you how to get there. Social media is just such a paradise....

Don't rule out a suggestion box for clients

February 20, 2011

My friend Jimmy owes a great deal of his newfound success in the restaurant business to, of all things, a suggestion box. Things were going badly and he needed to find out what was causing patrons to walk out the door and not come back. Jimmy...

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