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    Wall Street managers have cost Americans more than $600 billion over the past decade

    Over the last decade, fund managers who oversee the pensions of the nation’s teachers, firefighters, police and other government workers have doubled down on an investment strategy that has cost U.S. taxpayers at least $600 billion, possibly more than $1 trillion, investment data and calculations by Yahoo Finance found. Read more

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    Financial Tips 2018: How to get ahead on taxes, savings and insurance

    It’s 2018 and now’s the time to get your finances in order.

    To help you and your family make all the right money moves next year, here’s a financial game plan that could help you grow your 401(k), avoid financial ruin and adjust to the new tax rules signed into law by President Trump. Read more

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    3 Key Financial Events to Watch In 2017

    Published By Brett Carson

    Last year saw financial markets alternating between an uneasy calm and turbulence, with 2017 expecting much of the same. Developed markets are facing a paradigm shift as the U.K. initiates its exit from the European Union and the United States’ transition to the Trump administration brings political and policy risks to the fore. Read more

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    Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?

    Published By Brett Carson

    Financial advisors will have a new regulation to deal with starting April 10: It’s called the fiduciary rule, and it’s the biggest legal change governing the financial advice industry in years. Read more

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    4 Reasons Why Oil Won’t Rise Over the Short Term

    Brett Carson, Director of Research, speaks on the oil industry in this U.S. News Article. Read more

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    3 Reasons Why Robo-Advisors May Not Be for You

    While robo-advisors may be a fit for certain investors, they’re not for everyone.

    Technology has disrupted many industries – newspapers, online travel, movie rentals, taxis and more. Now it is aiming to dramatically change the financial services industry through the emerging use of robo-advisors. Read more

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    5 Factors to Consider Before Investing in an ETF

    There are now over 1,600 exchange-traded products available to investors, and total assets are quickly approaching $2 trillion. Traditionally, the primary way an investor could get access to a diversified portfolio of stocks was through a mutual fund. But today, many of these investment products mirror the overall market, providing very little differentiation. Read more

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    Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?

    President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of fiduciary standards for financial advisors could have significant implications for the investment industry. Said differently, the president is pushing to require financial advisors to put the client’s needs before their own. That’s right. Your advisor may not have your best interests in mind. Read more

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    The Mutual Fund Fees We Don’t Talk About

    Mutual fund fees are often discussed, but not fully appreciated by many investors. The ultimate cost of owning a fund is far greater than what meets the eye. This is primarily due to two reasons. First, only about a third of the total cost is reported by the expense ratio. Other hidden fees can more than triple this explicit expense. Read more