A quarterly magazine produced by Confero Fiduciary Partners
Latest Issue: #19 - Washington's Impact on Retirement
An in-depth look into the retirement landscape
Our commentary on the most current topics
Out of the Frying Pan
So the broker-driven investment business model is under assault due to the new fiduciary rule. Even if it never gets fully implemented, the Securities...
When Economics and Politics Collide
Our readers may remember I have previously recommended NPR’s podcast, Planet Money, for its exceptionally good results explaining complicated economic...
At its heart, the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule was supposed to expand the responsibility of financial advisors that deal with retirement money. ...
Are We There Yet?
We’re marking the 9th year of economic expansion since the financial crisis of 2008 and correlated market lows of early 2009. This recovery cycle may...
Adding to the FANGs
Last year, the information technology sector was being undercut by weakness in the FANG stocks – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. With slight revision...
Critics of the post 2009 recovery from the Great Recession believed the improving unemployment numbers from Washington DC were misleading. They argued...
Handicapping the Worst Case Scenario
There has been a strange dichotomy over the past several months. The market keeps hitting all time highs on positive earnings, low unemployment and the...
Into the Jungle
The expansion into food and groceries over the last decade by big box department stores, like Wal-Mart and Target, had looked like the last nail in the...
Moving on Up
The Federal Funds Rate moved up last Wednesday a quarter of a point. That’s good news for financial lenders; that’s bad news for some borrowers who have...
I'll Have What He's Having?
During President Trump’s first global tour a few weeks ago, the optics were generally positive for meetings with our partners in the Middle East, Saudi...
Another Scary Week for Retail
Our readers will know that our last monthly article was the first in a two part series about the challenges facing traditional retail. The first article...
Is It an Investment or a Bet?
You can bet on anything online or in gambling meccas like Macau or Las Vegas, from the winner in a sporting event to a real-life occurrence. For events...
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