Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet By Jason Zweig | Oct. 22, 2012 12:28 p.m. ET Over the next few weeks, investors will be bombarded with commentary about how the outcome of the presidential election will influence the financial markets. Before you even consider changing your portfolio based on the expected—or actual—results of the election, it’s...Read More
When Cheap Funds Cost Too Much
By Jason Zweig | Oct. 15, 2012 6:20 p.m. ET Image credit: Pixabay Exchange-traded funds have quickly become one of the cheapest and simplest investing tools in the world. They also are the raw material for an increasingly popular but potentially expensive and confusing way to invest. An ETF is a basket of stocks, bonds or other assets that trades...Read More
Conflict of Interest? Moi?
By Jason Zweig | Oct. 5, 2012 5:41 p.m. ETImage Credit: Christophe Vorlet The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is examining how major investment banks and brokerage firms define and manage conflicts of interest between themselves and their clients. Will the first systematic look at conflicts on Wall Street in years make a difference for investors?...Read More