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.
The largest U.S. ETF that tracks mainland Chinese stocks posted a record eighth week of inflows amid speculation that easing of monetary policies will help extend equity gains in Asias biggest economy. more »
The president's decision to bolster ties with the island nation will likely give banks relief from sanctions, as well as expanded opportunities for money transfers and the financing of U.S. exports. more »
With investors increasingly looking to U.S. stocks and turning away from emerging market equities, many advisors are urging clients to rebalance into that sector. But each of the BRIC countries has its problems. more »
Despite a decrease in profit in its wealth management division, Credit Suisse Group, Switzerlands second-biggest bank, reported third-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as revenue from trading fixed- income products soared. more »
Commodities fell to the lowest level in more than five years on signs demand growth is weakening in China, the biggest consumer of energy and metals, and on speculation U.S. borrowing costs may rise next year. more »