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State Street Prepping ETF for Sector Cla…

With S&P Dow Jones Indices having created a specific real estate sector within the S&P 500 index, State Street Global Advisors is planning to remove most real estate stocks from...

FAs Help Military Families Feel Better A…

A recent survey by First Command Financial Services Inc. has found that military families that use advisors are twice as likely to say they expect their finances will improve during...

FPA Hires Public Policy Counsel

The Financial Planning Association has hired Josephine Colacci as its public policy counsel at a time when the organization is pushing to have the Securities and Exchange Commission adopt a...

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With S&P Dow Jones Indices having created a specific real estate sector within the S&P 500 index, State Street Global Advisors is planning to remove most real estate stocks from its Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF and have the fund pay out a special dividend. So reports Nasdaq.com.

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A study by the Booth School of Business has concluded that advisor misconduct is “pervasive” and that 7% of advisors have faced disciplinary action, says Amit Seru, a professor of finance at the school and one of study’s authors. So reports The Week.

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A recent survey by First Command Financial Services Inc. has found that military families that use advisors are twice as likely to say they expect their finances will improve during the next year compared to those who don’t. So reports Financial Advisor.

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The Financial Planning Association has hired Josephine Colacci as its public policy counsel at a time when the organization is pushing to have the Securities and Exchange Commission adopt a fiduciary standard for financial advisors. So reports ThinkAdvisor.

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Concerns over data security continue to escalate as reports about highly visible cyber breaches pepper the news media. For financial advisors, cyber breaches can be high stakes blunders that can expose clients to identity theft and financial hardships.

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Risky Behavior Creates Opportunities for…

Many investors make decisions based on either fear or greed.

Technology & Communications

Cyber Security is a High Stakes Matter

Concerns over data security continue to escalate as reports about highly visible cyber breaches pepper the news media. For financial advisors, cyber breaches can be high stakes blunders that can...

Regulatory & Compliance

7% of Advisors Have Faced Disciplinary A…

A study by the Booth School of Business has concluded that advisor misconduct is “pervasive” and that 7% of advisors have faced disciplinary action, says Amit Seru, a professor of...

Markets & Investments

Pity the Poor Mutual Fund

The trend of mutual fund assets growing an average of 13% annually since 1965 hit a speed bump last year, with assets dropping 1.4%, according to the Investment Company Institute.

Retirement

Some Parents Prioritizing College Saving…

In a recent survey by HSBC Group, 37% of parents said saving for their children’s education is more important than saving toward retirement. So reports Plan Sponsor.

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State Street Prepping ETF for Sector Cla…

With S&P Dow Jones Indices having created a specific real estate sector within the S&P 500 index, State Street Global Advisors is planning to remove most real estate stocks from...

People

Brexit, Market Jitters Create Opportunit…

Financial advisors often promote their services by saying that they can help remove emotions from investing.

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