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Advisers should embrace goals-based investing, says Tangent Capital's Bob Rice

November 15, 2016

Traditional investing strategies are outdated, risky and increasingly commoditized, according to Bob Rice, chief investment strategist at Tangent Capital. During his opening keynote presentation Tuesday in Miami at the InvestmentNews Alternative...

The Federal Reserve meets Donald Trump

November 15, 2016

The Fed, like most folks inside the bubbles of New York and Washington, D.C., did not expect Donald Trump to be our next president. It's now time to start speculating about how the Fed will adjust to The Donald. Re-reading the Fed's diverging...

Mary Jo White: 3 areas of oversight for the Treasury market

November 13, 2016

This is an edited speech given Oct. 24 by Mary Jo White, chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, at a conference in New York on The Evolving Structure of the U.S. Treasury Market, the second annual conference on this topic. It...

Donald Trump faces a steep learning curve

November 13, 2016

With Donald Trump's shocking victory over Hillary Clinton last week, America woke up to a new reality. Financial markets churned in the aftermath of the election, with global markets initially plunging before U.S. equity markets rallied last...

Investors flood TIPS funds as Trump win stokes inflation concerns

November 11, 2016

Investors are taking TIPS seriously these days. Funds that invest in Treasury Inflation Protected Securities saw a net inflow of $1 billion the week ended Nov. 9, the second-largest since records began in 2002, according to Thomson Reuters Lipper....

Where Donald Trump stands on top financial adviser issues

November 9, 2016

Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's election has advisers and others in the financial services field wondering what comes next. The president-elect gave few clues about issues important to them during his campaign against Democratic nominee...

Little bloodshed in bond market so far as interest rates rise

November 4, 2016

Interest rates have been rising since July, and investors have stormed out of bond funds in fear of the most widely anticipated bear market in history. How bad has the carnage been so far? Not so bad. The 10-year Treasury note yield hit 1.366%...

Why full U.S. employment doesn't include millennials

November 3, 2016

Aggregate unemployment has been hovering at 5%, a huge turnaround from 9.5% at the bottom of the most recent recession. Thus the U.S. is at or close to full employment. Lots of people — some of them quite smart — believe this. Unfortunately,...

Fears of a Federal Reserve move fuel bond market selloff

October 28, 2016

Bond traders are getting skittish as global central bankers test the idea of dialing back the unprecedented monetary easing policies. The market is pricing in a 73% chance of a Fed tightening this year. The mighty Harvard endowment gets called...

Gundlach takes Federal Reserve to task, compares Trump to unconstrained bond funds

October 25, 2016

Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, believes investors and financial advisers should not get too comfortable with the recent pattern of Federal Reserve monetary policy. In a punchy presentation in front of a packed ballroom...

Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump slugfest could permanently alter US politics: Horizon Investments' political strategist

October 25, 2016

In addition to potentially producing the country's first female president, the unprecedented 2016 presidential election might also permanently alter politics in the United States, according to Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at Horizon...

Why investors may be overlooking the benefits of impact investing

October 21, 2016

As of 2013 there were 7.7 million Americans living in severely inadequate housing but earning too much income to qualify for government housing assistance, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The population of “worst...

Commodities funds may offer inflation hedge, but many overweight energy

October 19, 2016

If you look in the average investor's closet of anxieties, inflation is probably the biggest, scariest monster of them all. And increasingly, investors have been looking at commodities funds as a way to offset the effects of inflation and diversify...

Variable annuity money fund subaccounts mark five years of losses

October 18, 2016

Many money market mutual funds are waiving expenses to keep their share prices from falling below $1 — “breaking the buck,” in money fund parlance. But most money fund subaccounts in variable annuities have felt no such compunction, meaning...

Gold's price drop puts traders and investors at odds

October 18, 2016

The flat-lining price of gold in October reflects a unique split between traders and investors in the precious metal. While the price of gold, at around $1,260 an ounce, is up nearly 24% from the start of the year, it has fallen by nearly 8%...

Marketplace Lending: Looking Beyond the Hype

October 12, 2016

As clients get closer to retirement, many advisors are shifting their focus from growing portfolios to generating income from their clients' assets. While many will derive income from traditional fixed income products such as bonds and treasury...

Here's what financial advisers need to tell clients about new money-market rules

October 10, 2016

Here's what you need to tell your clients about the new money-market rules that take effect Oct. 14: Relax. But be aware of the changes, and be able to explain them to your clients. Start with the basics. Money funds are mutual funds that invest...

Alan Greenspan joins RIA firm Advisors Capital Management

September 29, 2016

Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, has joined Advisors Capital Management as economic adviser to the financial-planning firm based in Ridgewood, N.J. Mr. Greenspan will work closely with the firm's senior members, providing...

College financial aid process begins Saturday

September 26, 2016

Financial advisers should remind clients with children attending college or planning to start next fall that federal financial aid forms will be available starting Saturday, three months earlier than past years. In addition to the date change,...

Calling out the Federal Reserve's political leanings

September 22, 2016

Has the Federal Reserve become a political arm of the executive branch of government? The new normal of monetary policy. The stock market has become an “Obama paper bull.” The SEC's case against Leon Cooperman, alleging insider trading,...

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