RIA Leaders: Top 20 Firms for 2015 Over the years, Financial Planning has been striving to make the annual RIA Leaders list ever more rigorous, weeding out advisory firms that take commission, have registered reps, are owned by big stakeholders. This years ranking calls out the most successful independent, fee-only players who have been able to say no to the big offers -- at least so far.
Having dodged the fiscal cliff and postponed the debt ceiling deadline, the Nation's leaders decided to let the spending sequesters happen. Will the result be to throw the economy into recession or cause an economic catastrophe? Sam Wardwell of Pioneer Investments doesn't think so.
The news media is breathlessly counting down the days until the arrival of the fiscal cliff on December 31. It may make for good television (tune in tomorrow) but it’s not good economic (or good political analysis.) Here’s why: