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Swooping in to teach

September 16, 2012

Kids need financial advice too. Fortunately, crime-fighting superheroes — with amazing financial acumen — have come to save the day. Last Monday, Gray Television Inc. stations premiered “The ¢entsables,” a half-hour show aimed at teaching...

Best advice to clients: Stay healthy

September 16, 2012

Carolyn McClanahan is a physician and financial adviser who says she has read all 2,409 pages of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which is aimed at reforming America's health care system. Her medical background lends weight to the guidance she...

Girl's best friend now available in an ETF

March 7, 2012

Alternatives exchange-traded fund provider IndexIQ plans to offer investors a brand new way to buy diamonds. IndexIQ has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer the first physically backed diamond ETF, pending regulatory approval....

Wilbur Ross, other billionaires on board with this hot investment

March 6, 2012

The richest investors in the world are buying gasoline tankers, anticipating that fuel demand will expand faster than the fleet for the first time in nine years. Global shipments will jump 4.3 percent in 2012 as vessel capacity gains 3.7 percent,...

Investors set to coin it off latest gold rush

August 27, 2012

Gold is poised to climb the most in two years as prospects for additional economic stimulus by governments from the U.S. to China stoke demand for the precious metal as a bet against inflation, a survey showed. Bullion for immediate delivery...

Tablet apps improving adviser mobility

August 26, 2012

Just as the nation as a whole has embraced the iPad and other tablets for work and play, financial advisers are finding that certain mobile applications make their professional lives easier and more efficient. “Advisers are starting to expect...

Trustee: MF Global coming up $1.6B short

February 13, 2012

The trustee liquidating MF Global Inc. (MFGLQ) brokerage said the firm has a shortfall of at least $1.6 billion to pay commodity customers' claims. James Giddens, the trustee, gave the estimate yesterday after counting allowable customer claims...

Life insurance plays essential role in planning Obama isn't a victim of the economic situation

July 15, 2012

Carriers betting on life insurance to replace annuities miss the best part of their story (“Carriers bet on life insurance in place of annuities,” June 18). Planners need to be told the story of how life insurance increases assets under management,...

Traders see gold at $2,140 next year but Soros selling

December 29, 2011

Gold is poised to complete its 11th consecutive annual gain, the longest winning streak in at least nine decades, on the brink of a bear market. George Soros, the billionaire who two years ago called it the “ultimate asset bubble,” cut 99...

Is gold's slide end-of-year profit-taking or start of rout?

December 28, 2011

Gold fell, capping the longest slump since October 2009, and silver tumbled to a three-month low as Europe's deepening debt crisis drove commodities and stocks lower. The euro dropped to an 11-month low against the dollar as lending to financial...

Right now, raw materials a raw deal for investors

December 19, 2011

Speculators reduced bets on commodities to a 31-month low on mounting concern that global economic growth is slowing as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Barclays Capital reiterated predictions that prices will gain. Money managers cut combined...

Stronger greenback bad news for gold

November 21, 2011

Gold fell below $1,700 an ounce to the lowest in almost three weeks in New York as a stronger dollar curbed demand for the metal as an alternative investment. The greenback rose against the euro, and European equities fell amid signs U.S. lawmakers...

Facebook IPO faces intense scrutiny

May 27, 2012

Facebook Inc.'s $16 billion initial public offering is getting less friendly with each passing day. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, the lead underwriter, last Tuesday released a statement defending its handling of the May 17 IPO after the...

Energy arbitrage offers opportunities

May 27, 2012

In the past seven years, the spread between oil and gas prices has widened dramatically in what looks to be a persistent shift in a critical market relationship. The effects are potentially far-reaching across a value chain that touches industries...

Majoring in retirement

May 27, 2012

Just in time to deal with the inundation of baby boomer retirees, The American College has introduced the retirement income certified professional designation. The designation program, which started accepting enrollments this month, is geared...

Prognosticating on practice values

May 27, 2012

Where are practice values headed? That's a key question for advisers who are considering the purchase or sale of a practice. According to an article on InvestmentNews.com (“Good time to sell your firm, study shows,” Feb. 24), values continue...

NASAA head bashes idea of SRO - in Finra's backyard

May 27, 2012

A state securities regulator, speaking at a conference Tuesday, was not bashful about slamming proposed legislation — even though the host of the conference has come out strongly in favor of the measure. During a panel on compliance at the...

After big loss, D.C. shouldn't cut to Chase

May 20, 2012

Lawmakers and regulators must resist the temptation to respond to JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s $2 billion trading loss with a knee-jerk reaction that leads to stricter regulation of big banks. At this point, it isn't even known whether the Volcker...

Mark Cuban: Debt will destroy higher-ed system

May 20, 2012

Colleges and universities are due for a meltdown when potential students decide they can't pay back astronomical loans, and desert the traditional higher-education system, according to Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the HDNet cable-television...

A generational shift in portfolio design

May 20, 2012

Given the challenging economic environment and the hard lessons of the past several years, investment professionals need to rethink risk/return opportunities and portfolio construction. Post-2008, markets are filled with complexities and risks...

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