Grab Your Pitchforks, America: Your 401(K) May Need Defending from Congress

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Grab Your Pitchforks, America: Your 401(K) May Need Defending from Congress

Instead of penalizing retirement saving, lawmakers should be making it easier to set money aside.

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The Expensive Ingredient of Cheap ETFs

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on The Expensive Ingredient of Cheap ETFs

The hidden costs of trading ETFs may exceed $18 billion a year.

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LPL Financial No Longer Claiming to Be ‘Conflict Free’

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on LPL Financial No Longer Claiming to Be ‘Conflict Free’

LPL Financial Holdings says it will prevent its affiliated financial advisers from claiming they are “conflict free.”

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And Now for Something on Index Funds

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on And Now for Something on Index Funds

A look back on 20 years of weighing the advantages of index funds.

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Why Your Financial Adviser Can’t Be Conflict Free

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Why Your Financial Adviser Can’t Be Conflict Free

‘Conflict free’ is good marketing. But it is a bad description of financial advice, because it can lull investors into dangerous complacency.

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Why Emerging Markets Are Looking Better Than the USA

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Why Emerging Markets Are Looking Better Than the USA

Investing in emerging markets isn’t a bad idea, but rushing to do so is.

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A New Way for Individuals to Invest in Real Estate

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on A New Way for Individuals to Invest in Real Estate

Investing in commercial real estate isn’t just for billionaires anymore, but it’s still risky.

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Great Groveling, Guys: Counting All the Ways Analysts Fawn Over Management

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on Great Groveling, Guys: Counting All the Ways Analysts Fawn Over Management

Analysts said ‘congratulations’ on earnings calls 11,831 times in a decade.

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Best Mutual Fund Disclosure Ever: ‘Don’t Come Crying to Us if We Lose All Your Money’

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts | Comments Off on Best Mutual Fund Disclosure Ever: ‘Don’t Come Crying to Us if We Lose All Your Money’

Most financial disclosures are boring. The IPS Millennium Fund was an exception.

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It’s Time for a Revolution in Investor Disclosures

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on It’s Time for a Revolution in Investor Disclosures

How should the information in mutual-fund prospectuses and other financial statements be simplified?

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