Permitting fiduciaries to accept payments from vendors will likely make the proposal ineffective. Consumers will lose, once again.
Don't let your prospective adviser ask all the questions. Be sure to bring some of your own -- and listen carefully to the answers.
Target date funds remain a darling among some financial advisers, but other retirement experts find its drawbacks make them a poor investment option.
The consumer groups who used the mystery shoppers advocate regulating tax preparers and establishing minimum standards.
Simplicity, tax efficiency and Warren Buffett's approval all favor index funds and ETFs. And don't forget those low, low management fees.
In his latest letter to Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett spends almost as much time reflecting on his mistakes as he does his many successes.
An ETF may ease investors' nerves by focusing on broad and relatively stable sectors: health care, financials, information technology and consumer staples.
Some French investors are getting rich by actively trading funds using an old, risk-free life insurance deal that's being fought over in court.
The White House plan would put brokers under the stricter requirements for registered financial advisers when they handle clients' retirement accounts.
Stock picking is a cruel joke and a pretense used to transfer money from your pocket to those who manage it.
Before smart investors start picking investments, they create a plan based on their goals, time horizon, risk tolerance and other factors.
Sometimes, a simple but well-thought-out formula can do wonders for your stock portfolio. Consider Joel Greenblatt's classic for finding undervalued firms.
The debate of poorly inflated footballs inspires this idea: how investors can gain the upper hand on Wall Street -- without breaking any rules.
Some of today's financial products resemble the murder holes of medieval times in that you are almost guaranteed to lose if you get caught in one.
The story is true (with caveats). It involves Warren Buffett, Coca-Cola and a small fortune. You're not going to duplicate it, but you can learn from it.
Non-transparent, active exchange-traded funds by their nature carry a double dose of potential poison -- and they have high fees.
Activist investors are good at pointing out the perceived shortcomings in firms they target. Their involvement doesn't necessarily push the stock up.
In this era of data breaches, how do you keep your investment accounts secure? What protections and recourse do you have if your accounts are compromised?
Millions of Americans who invest in mutual funds should get ready for a tax shock. Your 1099 tax form is likely to show a bigger tax hit than ever before.
Here are five red flags that signal you should look for a new financial adviser.
The evidence is clear: In a study formatted as a sting, advisers too often recommend going for more investment activity.