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Published: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:28:03 GMT2018-01-22T19:28:03Z

 



Vanguard, low-cost king, has some advice for advisers on price

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:28:03 GMT2018-01-22T19:28:03Z

Financial advisers used to charge investors as much as $20 per $1,000 for choosing funds, rebalancing the portfolio and making it as tax efficient as possible. But more sophisticated technology has turned these functions into commodities, with some pure robo-advisers charging as little as $2.50 per $1,000 for the service, Buckley said.



Want to bet against U.S. Treasurys? These ETFs make the trade easy for investors

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:42:43 GMT2018-01-22T11:42:43Z

There are about 19 inverse bond ETFs, and among the most popular are TMV, TBT and PST. But they are not cheap, with expense ratios of between 0.90 percent and 1.00 percent.



Toll Bros., long a Northeast and Mid-Atlantic builder, is now bigger out west

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:17:41 GMT2018-01-18T10:17:41Z

Home builders used to sell on average 1.5 million to 2 million units annually, compared to 1.2 million currently, still well below historic norms. So even though its stock has nearly doubled in the last three years, Toll executives contend there is room to run.



In the military? You may be eligible for a new retirement plan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:45:01 GMT2018-01-17T21:45:01Z

Members of the uniformed services can choose between the traditional retirement plan for federal workers and a blended plan enabling participants to put in some of their own money.



A la Trump, how Philly CEOs spend their 'executive time'

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:46:38 GMT2018-01-10T19:46:38Z

Trump spends his "executive time" in the mornings until 11 a.m. before his first meeting. How do Philly CEOs spend their executive time?