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  • Oct 21, 2014

    The Daily Brief: Admitting to Fraud

    An accomplice to jailed Ponzi scheme artist Scott Rothstein has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud as part of the Florida attorney's $1.2 billion crime....More
  • Oct 20, 2014

    Is More Regulation Really Necessary to Protect Investors?

    The Financial Planning Coalition is advocating for new regulatory standards for financial planners, contending new research shows investors are harmed by the lack of appropriate standards....More
  • Oct 16, 2014

    Buyers Are Just Not That Into You

    Despite there being a high ratio of buyers to sellers in this business, practices are not worth as much as advisors expect. Is it, actually, a buyer's market?...More
  • Oct 16, 2014

    The Daily Brief: The Gates Made of Gold

    Entrepreneurs who made their own fortunes accounted for 35 of the 50 people on a recent Wealth-X list of the wealthiest individuals in each U.S. state. That includes self-made entrepreneur Bill Gates....More
  • Oct 15, 2014

    The Daily Brief: Reducing the Risk

    A report released this month by Research Affiliates argues that young workers should begin with a less risky portfolio, noting that their attitudes about investing and risk bearing should not be “poisoned” by a bad early experience....More
  • Oct 14, 2014

    The Daily Brief: Fade to Black

    A former stockbroker was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to scamming the Broadway producers of Rebecca: The Musical by lining up fake investors in the production in exchange for a finders' fee....More
  • Oct 13, 2014

    The Daily Brief: Trumped

    We know it’s hard to believe, but not every business Donald Trump touches turns to gold. Here are 12 that no longer exist....More
  • Oct 10, 2014

    The Daily Brief: Alt ETF of ALT ETFs

    ProShares has partnered with Morningstar to launch an alternative investments ETF that is meant to be a one-stop diversified portfolio of alternative strategies in a single, low-cost ETF wrapper, with the ticker ALTS....More
  • Oct 9, 2014

    Financial Advisory Twitter War 4

    If you weren't on Twitter today, you missed a showdown between MarketCounsel's Brian Hamburger and industry commentators Michael Kitces and Bill Winterberg....More

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