There is much to be said for the fiduciary standard of care for investors, meaning that those in the business of selling investment advice and services put the interests of their customers first.
Retail investors in exchange-traded funds have found a smart strategy to deal with the never-ending stream of market drama inspired by President Donald Trump: Ignore it.
One of the great unresolved questions in American law is whether the president can control the decisions of the “independent” agencies, like the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Trade Commission.The Donald Trump administration has just moved in the direction of saying that the answer is yes.
Today’s missive covers three of our favorite subjects: innumeracy, psychology and investing. It comes to us courtesy of an article in Outside magazine discussing “the epidemic behind selfie deaths: 259 people died between 2011 and 2017.”
It is a simple question: how much does it cost to get a comprehensive financial plan?
It’s been a month since JPMorgan issued a press release announcing JPM Coin, and everyone is as confused now as they were then.
A common disclaimer in the investment business is that “past performance is not indicative of future results.” This is consistent with the Theory of Finance which argues that obvious advantages disappear quickly in a competitive market.
Everyone is asking: Can a Wirehouse RIA work?
Financial advisers will generally recommend what has become the standard asset allocation, which is 80 percent in stocks and 20 percent in bonds, with investors allocating more to bonds as they age. But even that is too risky.
New exchange-traded funds must endure a brutal Darwinian struggle for attention and assets. To attract enough capital to survive amid the competition, new ETFs need a good investment idea and a catchy marketing approach.
Big asset management companies are warning about a stock-bond correlation disaster that can play havoc with even 60-40 stock-bond portfolios when inflation rises.