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  1. Top 5 Companies in Telemedicine

    Telemedicine companies are seeing a surge in popularity.
  2. How Insurers Can Benefit From Smart Technology

    Smart technology promises to bring major change to the way that insurers monitor and protect their customers.
  3. Many 401(k) Plans Are Outdated: GAO Report

    A recent GAO report indicates that many 401(k) plans are still clinging to archaic rules that hinder plan participants’ ability ...
  4. Expect Big Capital Gains from These Funds in 2016

    Investors in actively-managed mutual funds should be prepared for big capital gains in 2016 and the tax hit that comes with ...
  5. PBGC to Start Reuniting Lost 401(k)s With Owners

    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation will extend its program to recover lost pension plans to include defined contribution ...
  6. What Is SquareTrade and Why Did Allstate Buy It?

    Allstate is branching out into new territory with its acquisition of electronics warranty provider SquareTrade.
  7. 6 IRA Tax Changes That Could Impact You Soon

    Here are several potential measures that could come before Congress in 2017 that would negatively impact the tax benefits ...
  8. Healthcare Costs in 2018: The Great Unknown

    Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act and has nominated to his cabinet the perfect man to help. But what about ...
  9. Robo-Advisor Grow Targets SRI Niche

    Recently launched robo-advisor Grow focuses on sustainable investments.
  10. HSAs Could Get a Boost Under Trump

    Health Savings Accounts may become more attractive under a Trump administration. Here's how.
  11. How to Spot Hidden Pension Fees That Cut into Gains

    You’re not likely to even detect pension fees unless a pension fund puts them in disclosure documents. But more recipients ...
  12. Will State-based Auto IRAs Be Nixed by Trump?

    Will a new law that encourages states to develop IRA-based savings programs survive under the Trump administration?
  13. How Is Your 401(k) Taxed When You Retire?

    The taxes you owe on your 401(k) at retirement depend on whether your funds are in a regular 401(k) or the Roth type. You ...
  14. What's Killing Long-Term Care Policies?

    The long-term care insurance industry has fallen on hard times due to these factors.
  15. ETFs: Coming Soon to 401(k) Plans

    The new fiduciary rule could drive more 401(k) plans to include ETFs, which are typically lower cost investments than mutual ...
  16. Is it Time to Prepare for an Index Fund Sell-off?

    Some portfolio managers are predicting that the index fund bubble will soon burst, creating an entry point for active traders ...
  17. When Maxing Out Your 401(k) Isn't a Good Idea

    Maxing out your 401(k) is a great accomplishment, but not always the best thing to do. Here are three times when it doesn't ...
  18. The Boldest Bond Fund of them All? (TPINX)

    The Templeton Global Bond Fund is probably not appropriate for investors who shun volatility, but it has provided solid returns ...
  19. Medicare Costs to Rise for Most in 2017

    Most senior citizens will see their Medicare expenses rise in 2017.
  20. Will Trump Be Able to 'Fix' Social Security?

    President elect Donald Trump’s plan to replenish Social Security goes in a fundamentally different direction than most experts ...
  21. The Best and Worst Bond ETFs as Rates Rise (EDV,BND)

    In a rising rate environment some bond ETFs have fared much better than others.
  22. Janus & Henderson Merger: Prepare for Consolidation (JNS)

    Here's a look at where there is fund overlap and potential for consolidation in the wake of the merger between Janus and ...
  23. Your Checklist for Open Enrollment Season at Work

    Open enrollment season has arrived, and that means you need to choose your health insurance benefits for 2017. This checklist ...
  24. Top 4 Unexpected Expenses to Avoid in Retirement

    No matter how idyllic your retirement plans are, it's important to have contingency funds for these three unexpected—and ...
  25. These Funds Are About to Make Big Capital Gains Distributions (AGTHX, ACRNX)

    The steady rise in the markets since 2009 has led to some outsized gains in a few funds that are finally being realized as ...
  26. Muni Bonds: Is a Post-Election Sell-Off Coming? (VWITX,NHMAX)

    The $3.8 trillion muni bond market is highly sensitive to changes in tax policy after presidential elections
  27. No 401(k) Boost in 2017 – Again

    We didn’t get a raise in 401(k) contributions in 2015 or 2016. Now it’s happened again. Why?
  28. Trump May Bring $2 Trillion in U.S. Profits Home

    Companies are stashing at least $2 trillion abroad to avoid taxes. As president, Donald Trump may bring part of that back ...
  29. Investors Flock to Inflation-Shielding ETFs (TIP, VTIP)

    Investors have been flocking to exchange-traded funds that shield them from inflation as concerns grow about rising prices ...
  30. Fidelity: 401(k) Balances Rise in Q3

    Balances of participants in 401(k) plans managed by Fidelity rose by 2% in the third quarter.
  31. 5 Reasons the Fiduciary Rule Is Good for Annuities

    The DOL's fiduciary rule may actually provide a shot in the arm to annuities, with both consumers and the industry coming ...
  32. The Basics of a 401(k) Retirement Plan

    This plan has become one of the most popular retirement options. Here's why.
  33. Investors Shun ETF Due To High Expenses (EEM, VWO)

    Investors have been fleeing high-expense Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) at the same time that low-cost rivals enjoy robust inflows. ...
  34. Why Leveraged ETFs Are Not a Long-Term Bet

    Leveraged ETFs aren't for the average investor. They can, however, present significant upside potential for the right type ...
  35. Will Fiduciary Rule Increase Managed ETF Inflows?

    The new fiduciary rule will likely trigger an increase in the inflow of money into managed ETF portfolios.
  36. Investors Flocked to Taxable Bond Funds in September

    September was an exciting month for taxable bond funds as other assets saw their investments fluctuate.
  37. The U.S. Budget’s Ticking Time Bomb

    What will it take to save Medicare and cure Social Security? Robert Reich and Alan Simpson had much to say about both (and ...
  38. Why Even Actively-Managed Funds Are Cutting Fees

    American Funds has filed with the SEC to create a new share class with lower fees.
  39. Passive ETFs: Active Traders' New Tool (SPY, UWTI)

    Investors are using increasingly popular passive investment funds for very active trading strategies
  40. IRA Taxes: Tips for Reducing What You'll Owe

    Once you retire, taxation on an IRA can become your biggest enemy. Here are a few steps that can help ease the tax burden.
  41. Will the Backdoor Roth IRA be Eliminated?

    The President’s 2017 budget has proposed several changes to the rules regarding retirement accounts with those for Roth IRAs ...
  42. Prudential is the Latest to Cut ETF Fees

    Prudential Investments has become the latest fund manager to cut ETF fees.
  43. The Average EPS Earnings Season 'Beat Rate' Is 62%

    Stacked deck: Q3 earnings are coming in above expectations, likely because forecasts are, once again, too low. So why do ...
  44. Index Mutual Funds Vs. Index ETFs

    When considering an index mutual fund versus the ETF variety, investors should consult an experienced professional.
  45. A Look at the SEC's New Mutual Fund Liquidity Rules

    The SEC has released new liquidity rules for mutual funds aimed at reducing risk.
  46. Advisors Have Invested $1.3 Trillion With Vanguard

    Many advisors who previously eschewed Vanguard mutual funds in lieu of others are now turning to the investment giant in ...
  47. 300 Global ETFs to Get Morningstar Ratings

    Morningstar, an investment research provider, is adding 300 exchange-traded funds to its stable of 650 ETFs.
  48. Why the Current Social Security Cost-of-Living Index Is Hurting Retirees

    The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment is just 0.3% in 2017; advocates say senior inflation's much more. Result: Medicare ...
  49. Funds with the Largest Inflows for September, 2016 (VTI, XLRE)

    As the third quarter drew to a close, investors continued to pour money into passive funds, while active funds battled heavy ...
  50. FINRA on Track for Record Year of Fines

    FINRA is on track to levy fines that hit a record level amount in 2016.
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