Algorithmic-based trading dominates exchanges and scares many traditional investment managers who suspect the machines have an unfair edge. But research suggests while you rarely win trading against a computer, markets overall are better for it.
K. Geert Rouwenhorst was among the first to consider commodity futures as an asset class, and his thinking is behind the proliferation of commodity future ETFs. He gave advisors attending the IMCA conference this week a primer on why commodity futures can play a role in an investment portfolio.
IN a small village a half an hour off the main road in Nepal is where Margaret Graff came face to face with the horror stories. Young women told her of being taken from their families and forced to work for pennies in brothels and circuses in India.
Dan Altmayer not only helped raise the money to build the Highline Community College Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST), he collected some of the exhibited creatures himself, directly from the briny deep.
Earlier this month, Securities and Exchange Commissioner Luis Aguilar made a speech to the North American Securities Administrators Association that should strike fear into the hearts of many readers. He supported the NASAA’s proposal to eliminate mandatory arbitrations in conflicts between advisors and clients, and allow clients to sue their advisor in civil court “the same way a patient could sue a doctor for malpractice,” according to an article on Forbes’ website.
Neal Ringquist, President of Advisor Software, Inc. chats with WealthManagement.com on how technology is helping advisors attack the mass affluent market at Tiburon CEO Summit XXIV in New York City, April 9, 2013.
WealthManagement.com was at both the FSI OneVoice 2013 conference for broker-dealers as well as TDAI's annual conference for advisors in San Diego recently. Click through for snapshots of news, events and observations.
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