Financial Advisors

  1. Top 3 ETFs for Investing in Water in 2018

    It may be time to look at a scarce commodity that isn't getting the investor attention it deserves.
  2. Top 3 Inverse Volatility ETFs for 2018

    By seeking the inverse of the performance of the volatility index, some investors make strong returns.
  3. What You Need to Know About Frontier Markets

    In 2014, frontier markets, like Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates, ignited investors' imaginations. Since then, they have ...
  4. Sticky Deal

    Sticky deal is an issuance of new securities that is met with weak demand because of concerns like economic weakness or problems ...
  5. Active vs. Passive ETF Investing

    Active or passive ETF investing? Find out which one is for you.
  6. Exchange-Traded Commodity (ETC)

    An exchange-traded commodity (ETC) gives traders and investors exposure to commodities (called the underlying) in the form ...
  1. What does a 'Chief Economist' do?

    Vanguard's Chief Economist Joe Davis discusses his role helping portfolio managers and clients.
  2. Sticky Deal

    Sticky deal is an issuance of new securities that is met with weak demand because of concerns like economic weakness or problems ...
  3. Mutual Funds and Compound Interest

    Learn how mutual funds can grow wealth over time through the magic of compound interest by reinvesting dividends back into ...
  4. Two and Twenty

    Two and twenty is a compensation structure that hedge fund managers typically employ in which part of compensation is performance ...
  5. Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)

    Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) are ethical standards used by investment managers.
  6. Behavioral Funds

    Behavioral funds are a category of mutual funds that use behavioral finance as a basis for their investment strategy.
  1. How RESA Could Reform Workplace Retirement Plans

    Seven bills introduced in the House and Senate signal a desire from Congress to make significant changes to workplace retirement ...
  2. Nataros v. Fine Arts Gallery of Scottsdale

    Nataros v. Fine Arts Gallery of Scottsdale is a court case that challenged assumptions about appraisals and fair market value ...
  3. Bonhams

    Bonhams is a London-based auction house specializing in the sale of art and antiques.
  4. Baby Boomers Represent Untapped Business Potential

    Millennials are receiving the most attention from financial advisors, but boomers share the same problems, including a need ...
  5. The Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)

    The Government Pension Investment Fund is the pension fund for Japanese public employees.
  6. Overfunded Pension Plan

    An overfunded pension plan is a company retirement plan that has more assets than liabilities.
  1. Walking the Walk Lets You Talk the talk

    In the blog series, “Five Disciplines of a Successful Fiduciary,” Danielle and Rob discuss the art of articulation in client ...
  2. Accounting Equation

    The accounting equation, also known as the balance sheet equation, is Assets = Liabilities + Equity and underpins the balance ...
  3. Understanding How Fiduciary Advisors Work

    There are many different designations and titles advisors can hold. Those who work in a fiduciary capacity are held to a ...
  4. How RESA Could Reform Workplace Retirement Plans

    Seven bills introduced in the House and Senate signal a desire from Congress to make significant changes to workplace retirement ...
  5. Successful Fiduciaries Write Things Down

    In part five of the blog series, “Five Disciplines of a Successful Fiduciary,” we talk about the importance of consistency. ...
  6. Series 7

    The Series 7 is an exam and license that entitles the holder to sell all types of securities products with the exception ...
  1. Reforming the Fiduciary Standard

    Although the fiduciary rule is gone, implementation of an industry-wide fiduciary standard remains a priority for many in ...
  2. Do financial advisors have a base salary?

    Find out how self-employed and corporate financial advisors make a living. Find out whether they get paid based on commission ...
  3. How Hard are the CFA Exams?

    Learn about the difficulty of the CFA exams with a description of the tests, some statistics on pass rates and suggestions ...
  4. Study Does Not End After the CFA

    Getting your CFA is an admirable achievement, but it doesn't end there. Find out what comes next.
  5. Breaking Down Financial Securities Licenses

    Find out which exam you need to begin your career as an investment professional.
  6. The 4 Best S&P 500 Index Funds

    Discover detailed analysis of the best S&P 500 Index funds, and learn about their characteristics, historical statistics ...
  1. What is Square, Inc?

    Find out how Square helps small businesses accept credit cards, track sales and inventory through their mobile point of sale ...
  2. Ignoring Bitcoin Is No Longer an Option for FAs

    It'd be hard to find an investment that’s captivated everyday investors as much as cryptocurrencies. The majority of financial ...
  3. Synthetic Identity Theft

    Synthetic identity theft is a type of fraud in which a criminal combines real (usually stolen) and fake information to create ...
  4. Digital Transaction Management (DTM)

    Digital Transaction Management (DTM) uses computer systems rather than paper to manage business agreements in a way that ...
  5. SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

    SEO (Search Engine Optimization) aims to draw the greatest amount of traffic possible to a website by bringing it to the ...
  6. CRM2

    CRM2 refers to rules for Canadian investment dealers and advisors that require greater transparency about the cost and performance ...
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