Given that $26 billion will be spent this year on Valentine’s Day, imagine if RIAs spent a tiny fraction of that to explain fiduciary relationships to the public.
For months now, an uneasy truce has prevailed between the Federal Reserve and stock investors.
If a US recession is looming, no one told the smiling well-suited women and men drinking top-shelf liquor at Miami’s rooftop pools and mingling along Tampa’s bayside terraces during two top metals industry events.
The riskiest bond trade in emerging markets is mounting a comeback, offering double-digit returns to those brave enough to flirt with default.
Investors continued to increase their bets on two exchange-traded funds tied to natural gas as prices for the heating fuel show signs of bottoming following a seven-week selloff that sent the commodity plunging more than 60%.
The dark side of ESG investing has the potential to undermine a whole generation of clean-tech strategies.
US stocks are ripe for a selloff after prematurely pricing in a pause in Federal Reserve rate hikes, according to Morgan Stanley strategists.
Some growth companies could very well outperform the broader market indices, even in a recessionary period.
It’s common for a mutual fund to outperform its benchmark over a short time horizon – a few years – as happened with Cathie Wood’s ARKK. But new research shows that mutual funds fail dismally when performance is measured over the long horizons that retirement-focused investors face.
Chinese-based technology sits behind some of the world’s most powerful companies – Baidu, Alibaba, WeChat, and Tencent, the subject of a new book. That has created immense wealth for a few bold entrepreneurs, but new policies by the Chinese government aim to reduce that wealth inequality.
Advisor Perspectives has announced its Venerated Voices™ awards for commentaries published in 2022.
Oil headed for a weekly gain as a bullish outlook for Chinese demand outweighed lingering concerns over a global economic slowdown.
For all the fretting about the political standoff over the US debt ceiling, one fund manager sees the deadlock providing a boost to the stock market.
The decline in cryptocurrencies gained momentum Thursday as signs of a regulatory crackdown on the industry and a broader pullback from risk assets weighed on investor sentiment.
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers warned that complacency is setting into financial markets about inflation, and that the Federal Reserve may need to tighten further than what investors are currently expecting.
Just weeks after professional stock pickers celebrated their best year since 2017, the wind in the stock market has shifted, upending their fate.
For the nearly 2,000 attendees of the ETF Exchange conference, a lot has changed in a year.
The US government is exploring narrowly focused trade pacts on critical minerals with Japan and the UK, in addition to talks with the European Union, the latest salvo in its push to counter Chinese influence in key sectors, officials familiar with the matter said.
Despite enduring a brutal start to the year for their portfolios thanks to a surprise market rally, two top-ranked fund managers are sticking to the bearish views that made them winners in the 2022 stock crash.
US government bond investors pushed two-year yields above 10-year yields by the widest margin since the early 1980s Thursday, a sign of flagging confidence in the economy’s ability to withstand additional Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes.
Mortgage rates in the US rose for the first time in more than a month.
Traders wagering this week on the Federal Reserve lifting its benchmark interest rate to 6% are still aiming way too low, according to Dominique Dwor-Frecaut.
The one-of-a-kind fund structure that helped turn Vanguard Group into the second-largest ETF manager in the world may be about to get a lot less unique.
Transparency and honesty are not the same, though both are essential for establishing trust.
Investors who own index funds have strapped themselves into a giant stock market roller coaster which, to this point, has only gone up.
Suppose recession warnings, such as the yield curve and manufacturing surveys, prove prescient, as they reliably have. In that case, this will be a rough year for the Goldilocks soft-landing believers.
The stakes in the race for generative AI are rising.
Tesla Inc. is poised to double in value from a January low, boosted by a breakneck rally for growth stocks and signs that big price cuts are working to spur a demand rebound for the electric-vehicle maker.
Count on crypto fans to jump on any burgeoning trend as fast as they can.
Federal Reserve officials stressed the need to keep raising interest rates, including the potential for borrowing costs to peak at a higher level than previously expected amid ongoing price pressures.
Money managers have cut $300 billion of bearish bets and are now positioned more in line with historic norms — robbing the market of pent-up demand just as the Federal Reserve warns its inflation-fighting battle is far from over.
The federal budget deficit is widening rapidly, according to the latest estimates by the Congressional Budget Office, raising the risk of the Treasury running out of cash earlier than expected amid a debt-ceiling standoff.
Hedge funds and energy trading shops are scooping up index traders from banks, looking to capitalize on investors’ increasing interest in materials and the sector’s rising potential for outsized returns.
One of many things to break in last year’s market rout was a decade-long stretch in which gains in stocks overwhelmed gains in wages.
This year’s surge in technology stocks has been especially pronounced in the riskiest corners of the market, suggesting to some skeptics the potential for a swift reversal.
Microsoft Corp. showed off plans to use new tools from startup OpenAI to improve its little-used internet search and browsing services, seeking to gain ground against market leader Google by being first to offer conversational responses powered by artificial intelligence.
The triumphant comeback of quant-investing strategies on Wall Street is suddenly on shaky ground as virtually all of 2022’s hottest market trends get derailed in the new year.
Surveying your clients and prospects is essential, especially as we continue to confront a major shift in how we live our lives.
I want to know how well I am doing and what I need to modify.
Few of us would sacrifice happiness at the altar of wealth. Financial advisors who add immeasurable value to their clients are focused on both.
I am often asked by advisors who are RIAs or are considering the model how they should explain that choice to their clients.
“Geopolitical recession” doesn’t exist as a defined term. But it should, according to Ian Bremmer. If relations among global powers were framed in economic terms, we would be in the “bust” phase of the business cycle, he said.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic said January’s strong jobs report raises the possibility that the central bank will need to increase interest rates to a higher peak than policymakers had previously expected.
The greening of red-state America, well underway in the Sun Belt, is now accelerating in the Midwest.
Daniel Ivascyn rode one big trade all the way to the top of the bond-market universe: speculative mortgage debt that he scooped up on the cheap in the wake of the great financial crisis.
The world should end this season with its first sugar surplus in four years, but you wouldn’t know it from how prices have surged.
The world’s largest publicly-traded hedge fund is bracing for a selloff in emerging markets, a view that pits it against bulls at some of Wall Street’s biggest investment banks.
Music-loving investors may soon be able to bet on their favorite melodies as a new entertainment-focused exchange-traded fund edges closer to reality.
How do you visualize the organizational structure that best leverages the strengths of your staff and puts you on a path for fast, profitable growth?
Making more money by directing someone to a product or solution shouldn’t be a goal. Even if the potential reduction in revenue to the firm is sizable in the near term, it’s more important to ensure that the client reaches their financial life goals.